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Rye and Lye

Oliver Peoples

Professional Vision serves patients
in Timonium, Carney & Ellicott City

Professional Vision is a boutique family eyecare practice, with fashionable designer frames and sunglasses. We have an eye doctor available for appointments for contact lenses, comprehensive eye exams, treatment of eye diseases, and  emergency care, 6 days a week, at all 3 offices.


What makes Professional Vision unique?

  • Vision Services - Eye exams, emergency visits, contact lenses, LASIK and cataract surgery co-management, and treatment of eye diseases..
  • Dedicated Doctors - Our optometrists spend quality time with each patient.
  • Designer Eyewear - Fashion frames, premium lenses, contacts & accessories.
  • Dry Eye Specialists - Expert care and management of dry eyes.
  • Eye Care Technology - The latest, cutting edge medical eyecare equipment.
  • Insurance - Most routine vision & medical insurances accepted.

Read reviews from our happy patients and share your experience at Timonium, Ellicott City or Carney on Google. We also serve the surrounding area including White Marsh and Perry Hall. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Q&A with Dr. B

Dr. Barnstein Answers Your Eyecare Questions

If my eyes water how can I have dry eyes?

There are two basic types of tears; lubricating tears and reflex tears. Lubricating tears are the normal tears that help to properly lubricate our eyes so they feel comfortable and stay healthy. Reflex tears occur when the eyes feel some type of discomfort. If someone has a gnat fly into their eye, their eyes then water because of the reflex tear response. If someone gets poked in the eye, the eye will then probably hurt, and also water from the reflex tear response. If we are outside on a cold windy day, the cold air has a drying effect on our normal tear film, causing evaporation where our eyes defense mechanism kicks in a reflex tear response. The reflex tear mechanism happens as a result of some form of pain or discomfort, which then makes the eyes water. Here is one of my previous blog posts, on Simple Steps to Relieve Dry Eye. In addition to dry eye syndrome, there are countless reasons why the eye could be watering. If your eyes water, be sure to visit your eye doctor to have your eyes examined, so they can help you to get your eyes feeling better.

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