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Dry Eye Disease

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Contact us today for ways to treat your dry eyes!

What is dry eye disease?

Dry eye disease is when your eyes do not make enough tears or the tears you produce do not provide adequate moisture.

Your tears are made up of 3 layers: lipid, aqueous, and mucin.  If those layers are not balanced correctly, it could mean you have dry eyes.

Dry eye symptoms include:

  • dryness

  • burning

  • stinging

  • itchiness

  • redness

  • believe it or not... watery eyes (read below for more info on this symptom)

  • blurry vision

  • and many more

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You might be surprised to learn that one common sign of dry eye is overly watery eyes. While this may sound counterintuitive, a poor balance of oils in the outer layer of the tear film can lead to your eyes producing more tears. Often tear quality, rather than quantity, is the cause of dry eyes.


When it’s time to find relief, we can offer personalized, effective treatment. Schedule an appointment to learn more.

How to treat dry eye disease?

Regular eye exams are crucial to treating dry eye disease.  Our doctors will evaluate your eye health as well as the amount of tears you produce, how long it takes for your tears to dry, and your eyelid health.  Then, they can prescribe a personalized treatment plan that will work for you.

Some treatment plans include:

  • Eye drops

  • Overnight ointment

  • Supplements

  • Prescription eye drops

  • Warm compresses

  • Optilight treatment

Optilight by Lumenis

The OptiLight by Lumenis® is a dry eye treatment that uses gentle pulses of light to reduce inflammation around the eyes to fight dry eye symptoms long-term.

It is a 10-15 minute procedure performed four times just 2-4 weeks apart, which manages and improves your dry eye disease, reducing the need for drops, as well as saving you time and energy.

The procedure is non-invasive, gentle, precise, and has no downtime, so you can manage your dry eye and return confidently to your day.

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