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Dry Eye Disease

Dry eyes is one of the most common eye conditions worldwide. If you need relief from dry eye symptoms including redness, irritation, itching, and watering then schedule a dry eye evaluation with us today to receive a personalized dry eye treatment plan!


What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a common eye condition that occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly. This leads to insufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye, causing discomfort and potential damage to the ocular surface.

Common Symptoms

Dry eye syndrome can manifest in various ways, and individuals may experience a combination of the following symptoms:

  • Persistent dryness, itchiness, or irritation of the eyes
  • Redness and inflammation
  • Sensation of grittiness or foreign body in the eye
  • Excessive tearing (because of, the eyes trying to compensate for dryness)
  • Blurred or fluctuating vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Eye fatigue or discomfort, especially during prolonged computer or screen use
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses comfortably

Diagnosis of Dry Eye

To diagnose dry eye accurately, our optometrists will conduct a comprehensive eye examination that may include the following:

Patient History

We will inquire about your symptoms, lifestyle factors, and any medications or medical conditions that could contribute to dry eye.

Tear Film Evaluation

We will assess the quantity and quality of your tears using specialized diagnostic tests, such as tear breakup time (TBUT) and Schirmer’s test.

Ocular Surface Examination

Using a slit lamp microscope, we will closely examine the front surface of your eye, including the cornea and conjunctiva, to detect signs of dryness, inflammation, or damage.

Treatment Options

If you are experiencing symptoms of dry eye, our team is here to help. Our skilled optometrists will conduct a thorough assessment, diagnose your condition, and provide personalized treatment options to alleviate your discomfort and improve your eye health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards relief from dry eye syndrome.


At our Optometry Clinic, we offer a range of effective treatment options tailored to your specific needs and the severity of your dry eye condition. Some common treatment options include:

Artificial Tears

Lubricating eye drops that can provide temporary relief by supplementing the natural tear film.

Prescription Medications

For more severe cases, our optometrists may prescribe medications to reduce inflammation, stimulate tear production, or control underlying conditions.

Punctal Plugs

Tiny silicone or collagen plugs inserted into the tear ducts to help conserve tears and prevent them from draining too quickly.

Lifestyle Modifications

Our optometrists will provide guidance on environmental changes, such as using a humidifier, wearing wrap-around glasses outdoors, and taking regular breaks during prolonged screen use.

Nutritional Supplements

Certain dietary supplements rich in omega-3 fatty acids may promote tear production and overall eye health.

Advanced Therapies

In select cases, we may recommend advanced treatments, such as intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy or LipiFlow®, to address underlying causes of dry eye.

Start taking care of your eye health today!
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