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Your Optometrists & Ophthalmologists in Kittery & Wells, Maine

Our eye care professionals in Wells and Kittery specialize in understanding how the human eye works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Our eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

The optometrists and ophthalmologists at Kittery Eye take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. To us, maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership.

From our offices in Kittery and Wells, Kittery Optometric Associates and Kittery Ophthalmic Consultants serve patients from the Seacoast Region of Maine and New Hampshire. Schedule an appointment today, and if you have a moment, please give us your feedback about our site and your experiences with our practice.

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The only way to detect glaucoma is to have a comprehensive eye exam which includes dilation, measuring internal eye pressure and a scan of the retina for signs of disease.

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Diabetes and vision go hand in hand. If you have diabetes, you need to know that having this systemic disease puts you at greater risk for developing vision problems.

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Dry eyes result from chronic lack of lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye, which causes irritation, an increased risk of inflammation and eye infections.

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How do I know if I have Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye can cause quite a few symptoms, anything from the eyes actually feeling dry to the eyes watering often, or having a burning, itchy, or irritated feeling. One of the most common symptoms is the eyes feeling gritty or like something is in your eye. Most people will often experience blurred vision since the tears, which comprise the outermost surface of the eye, are unstable.

Is there anything I can do to prevent it?

Dry eye is multifactorial, and each person’s dry eye is unique to them. To help prevent dry eye, make sure to consume 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to avoid dehydration. Some nutritional supplements, such as fish oil and flaxseed oil, can contribute to a more stable tear layer.

Remember to blink regularly and take breaks often when on a computer, cell phone or when watching television. During times of the year when there is less humidity, a humidifier might be helpful to provide more moisture in the air.

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the year 2017 and 352 million more people were at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. By 2045 the number of people diagnosed is expected to...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do you get to dress up as anyone (or anything) you want, socialize with friends and eat lots of treats? Nevertheless, lurking behind those costumes and...

Vision Insurance & Financing in Kittery & Wells, ME

Please contact Kittery Ophthalmic Consultants for any questions regarding insurance. For a list of accepted insurances at Kittery Optometric Associates, click here.