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.
Common Dry Eye Problems
- Dryness or discomfort
- Gritty, sandy, scratchy, irritated eyes
- Foreign body or stinging sensation
- Watery or itchy eyes
- Blurry vision and redness
- Inability to wear contact lenses due to discomfort
- Light sensitivity
- Transient blurred vision
- “Something in my eye” feeling
- Stringy mucus in or around eyes
Detection and Treatment
- 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
We are dedicated to seeing that every patient gets the best possible care and service they deserve. For more information on dry eye care, or to schedule an appointment give us a call at (949) 552-4271.