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Many people suffer from the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye, but we’re ready to offer relief.

We understand how difficult it can be to live with irritating dry eye symptoms, and we can work with you every step of the way to determine the right course of action for you. Whether you need artificial tears or in-office treatments, our knowledgeable staff is here to provide quality care and relief from your symptoms.

Don’t let dry eyes keep you from being your best self! Contact us today to request your appointment and start feeling better soon.

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What Is Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a condition that occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough tears or tears are poor quality.

a can include dryness, irritation, burning, redness, and blurred vision. Environmental factors, certain medications, or age-related changes in tear production can cause dry eye.

Evaporative Dry Eye vs. Aqueous Tear Deficiency

Evaporative dry eye is a condition caused by an imbalance in the lacrimal gland, which produces oils that help the tears spread across the surface of your eyes. Without enough oil, tears evaporate too quickly, causing dryness and irritation.

Aqueous tear deficiency occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears. This type of dry eye is often associated with age-related changes to tear production or medications that lead to decreased tear production.

It’s important to receive an accurate diagnosis so that you can get relief from your symptoms as soon as possible and determine the right course of action for you.

Symptoms & Risk Factors

Learn how dry eye can affect your eyes or if you risk developing symptoms.


Dry eye symptoms can include:

Redness of the eyes
Light sensitivity
Discomfort, stinging, or scratchiness
Blurring of vision
Stringy mucus

Risk factors for developing dry eye syndrome can include:

Prolonged computer use
Contact lens wear
Age (over 50)
Certain medical conditions, such as Sjogren Syndrome
Certain medications, such as antihistamines

Common Dry Eye Conditions

These conditions are commonly associated with dry eye disease, and we often look for these during an eye exam.

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a common cause of dry eye syndrome and can occur when the meibomian glands in the eyelids become blocked or inflamed.

This can cause the eyes to produce insufficient amounts of oil, which in turn causes tear evaporation and dryness.

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, which can cause the eyes to become red, itchy, and uncomfortable.

It usually results from bacterial growth on the eyelids or blockage of the meibomian glands in the eyelids.

OptiLight by Lumenis

OptiLight by Lumenis is a light-based, noninvasive treatment done in the area below the eyes to manage dry eye. The first and only IPL FDA-approved for dry eye management.

The treatment is safe and gentle and is backed by more than 20 clinical studies.

Learn more on our OptiLight by Lumenis page.

Other Dry Eye Treatments

When it comes to managing dry eye, we consider lifestyle factors such as screen time, diet, exercise habits, and more to create an effective treatment plan.

We understand that living with dry eyes can be challenging. That’s why we prioritize delivering compassionate care tailored to each person’s individual needs. Alongside OptiLight by Lumenis, we can offer punctal plugs, meibomian gland expressions, and more.

Punctal Plugs

Punctal plugs are tiny devices inserted into the tear ducts to help retain moisture in the eyes and reduce dry eye symptoms.
They are a convenient and safe treatment option, lasting up to several months with proper care.

A meibomian gland expression is a therapeutic treatment that helps clear blocked glands in the eyelid that cause dry eye.
This involves gently squeezing the lids to remove the oil from the glands, which can address symptoms and support moisture to the eyes.

Medicated eye drops for dry eye help reduce inflammation and irritation while replenishing the eyes with lubrication to minimize symptoms.
They are an effective way to treat chronic dry eye and restore healthy tear production.

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