Dry eye is a multi-factorial condition that can occur throughout the day from long computer use, contact lens wear, dry environments, hormonal changes, medication use, and more.  It is important to get an accurate diagnosis of dry eye, which requires further testing beyond a regular eye exam to determine the correct management for each patient.



  • Dryness or discomfort

  • Gritty,  sandy , scratchy, irritated

  • Foreign body or stinging sensation

  • Watery or itchy eyes

  • Blurry vision and redness

  • Inability to wear contact lens due to discomfort


  • Evaluating tear film stability

  • Meibomian gland evaluation and expression

  • Symptoms vs Signs of dryness by staining the eye

  • Tear production and drainage evaluation

  • Eyelid debridement