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Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome is more than just dry eyes.

Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a chronic condition that develops when your eyes do not produce and maintain enough tears to keep the eye’s surface lubricated resulting in multiple symptoms that range from person to person. This can be due to a reduction in tear production or increased tear evaporation from a lack of lipid in the tears that stem from oil glands in the eyelids. The effects can range from minor dryness and discomfort to pain, blurred vision and frequent infections.

It is a condition that can include many symptoms that cause discomfort, impair vision and limit your ability to go about your daily life including:

  • Itching
  • Burning/Stinging
  • Watery Eyes
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Feeling Like Something is in your Eye
  • Sandy or Gritty Feeling
  • Blurred Vision
  • Difficulty Seeing at Night
  • Discomfort Wearing Contact Lenses

Our Dry Eye Specialists Can Help!

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Our optometrists specialize in diagnosing and treating chronic dry eye syndrome. We will assess your condition to determine the cause of your dry eyes and then find the best solution to relieve your symptoms and restore comfort.

Based on your condition and the possible causes, our treatment may involve one of the following courses of action:

  • Finding the right brand of artificial tears or prescription eye drops.
  • Prescribing Steroid Eye Drops, Antibiotics or Lubricant Inserts.
  • Inserting Punctal Plugs—to plug the tear drainage ducts and keep the tear film intact on the surface of eye.
  • Warm compress therapy and meibomian gland expression, an in-office procedure that opens blocked meibomian glands which produce essential oils to lubricate the eyes.
  • Adjusting your contact lens prescription or reducing wear during treatment.

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Get Relief From Your Dry Eye
  • TearCare is a software-controlled, wearable eyelid technology that provides targeted and adjustable thermal energy to the meibomian glands for the relief of Dry Eye Disease.
  • BlephEx™ is a in-office eye treatment that is proven to provide long-lasting relief from blepharitis and dry eye.
  • A small device that blocks tear duct drainage. Punctal plugs may help to relieve the symptoms of chronic dry, itchy, or burning eyes.
  • PROKERA® biologic corneal bandage devices are used by eye doctors to heal and treat ocular conditions.