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Dry Eye Clinic

Dry Eye Disease

Dry eyes are one of the most common reasons for patients to visit their eye doctors. Dry eyes occur when the quality of tears do not sufficiently nourish the eye. Tears are necessary to maintain optimal vision and optimal health of the front surface of the eye. Tears helps wash away foreign particles, decrease the risk of eye infections, and lubricate the eyes. With every blink new tears are spread across the front surface of the eye, and old tears drain out through the nose. Dry eyes is the results of poor tear quality or inadequate amount of tears.

Poor Tear Quality

Tears are made up of three layers: Mucous, Water, and Oil. If any of these layers are deficient, the tears will not provide the lubrication needed to keep the eye happy and healthy.

Inadequate Amount of Tears

Tear production can decrease with age, with certain medical conditions or as a side effect of a medication, with windy or dry environmental conditions, and with reduced blinking rate.

  • Your Dry Eye Checklist

If you have two or more of these symptoms, you may be suffering from Dry Eye Disease.

  • Redness
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Blurry Vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Eye fatigue
  • Watery eyes
  • Gritty, scratchy feeling
  • Contact lens discomfort

Don’t suffer alone, these chronic symptoms can be managed and treated once diagnosed.

Contact our office to set up a Dry Eye Evaluation with our new Dry Eye Clinic technology.

You can complete an online questionnaire provided by TearLab and bring it with you to your next appointment.