Ocular Surface Disease

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What is this? Ocular Surface Disease, or OSD, is a newer, more complete term for what used to be called “Dry Eyes.” Dry Eyes is a confusing name because one of the complaints of OSD is tearing. OSD is very common, though there may not be any symptoms at first. Common complaints from those with OSD include tearing, burning, fluctuating vision, gritty feeling, tired eyes and redness. There may be one ormore of these symptoms present.

OSD is a chronic condition that is not cured, but controlled, similar to diabetes or glaucoma. Therefore, it takes time for the doctor to find the right treatment to relieve your symptoms. It also takes patience for the patient to adhere to the treatment until it can be deemed successful. This usually takes approximately three months.

If you are suffering from any of the symptoms of OSD, please call and schedule an appointment for an OSD Evaluation with one of our Optometrists at 615-859- 3937.

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Many thanks to Doctor Loden and his amazing staff! They made something that would otherwise be very intimidating very comforting. Their professionalism and service was off the charts. I am one day post surgery and am pain free and can see better than I have for twenty years. I would recommend them to anyone!

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Hampton B.
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I am so thankful to Dr. Loden. My results from my LASIK surgery were instant. I don't have hardly any vision distortion and it 1 day post surgery, it will just keep getting better each day. I see better now than I've ever been able to with glasses or contacts. I so recommend Dr Loden!!!

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Kim C.
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Provided by Citysearch - Thanks to Dr. Loden and his staff. I had ILASIK yesterday with the guarantee that I would have 20/20 or better. Now it's the day after and sure enough I have 20/20 in both eyes and Dr. Loden says ""it will only get better."" Everything he has said has been spot on so there is no need to doubt him now. His staff was the nicest people I've ever met in a business environment. If anyone deserves a award it would be Loden Vision Center.

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