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Dry Eye

Dry-eye, also known as Ocular Surface Disease, has been on the rise over the last decade largely in part due to the non-stop use of electronic devices. Additionally increased research into dry-eye has expanded our knowledge in the detection and treatment of the disease. The goal of our dry-eye consultation is to pinpoint the cause of your irritation and then educate you on how best to treat and manage your disease based on your individual symptoms. For the majority of patients, their dry and irritated eyes come from Evaporative Dry-Eye which is caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Other things such as the medications you take, age, and your environment can impact your ocular surface. Foreign body sensation, itchiness, redness, watery eyes, discomfort with contact lens wear and burning or stinging are all common symptoms of dry-eye. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms and have not found a solution, schedule an appointment for an Ocular Surface Disease Consult and we can work together to help improve the health of your eyes. We accept most major medical insurances, if you have questions about eligibility please call and speak with our friendly staff.

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Treatments

Lumenis Optilight Intensed Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)

Light therapy that helps stimulate the meibomian glands and alleviate inflammation with ocular rosacea.

Lipiflow

Dry eye treatment  that warms and massages the oil glands within the eyelids to help restore the tear-film.

Xiidra & Restasis Prescriptions

Daily eye drops to treat certain types of dry eye disease.

Lipiview

Imaging device used to determine the structure of the Meibomian glands which are a major component in tear film stability.

Tear Osmolarity

Device used to collect tear samples and determine dry-eye severity.

Scleral Lenses

Hard contact lens which is filled with Preservative-Free Saline solution to help hydrate the cornea throughout the day.

Infammadry Testing

Tool used to determine inflammation in the tears.

Blephex for Blepharitis

Tool used to clean the lash line of the eye lids.

Punctal Plugs

Small plugs which are inserted into the tear duct to keep tears on the surface of the eye longer.