is Dry Eye
Dry eye disease is a common yet uncomfortable condition that occurs when your eyes are not hydrated properly by your tears. This can cause your eyes to feel scratchy, gritty, watery, and itchy, and can also lead to blurry vision or scratches on your eye. Your tears are complex, made up of a combination of water, mucus, and oil; if any of these components are lacking, it can lead to dry eye disease.
Different Types of Dry Eye
The two main types of dry eye — aqueous and evaporative — stem from different causes. Aqueous dry eye occurs when your glands aren’t producing enough tears and are unable to properly hydrate your eyes. Evaporative dry eye results from your tears evaporating too quickly, which dries your eyes out. Though the root causes are different, Dalton Family Eyecare has solutions to provide fast relief and address each underlying issue.
Our Dry Eye Treatments
Once we’ve determined the source of your dry eye disease, we can develop a personalized treatment plan to address it, completely customized for each individual patient’s case and needs. We have plenty of treatment options for dry eye, including:
BlephEx® is an in-office treatment where our doctors finely spin a soft, medical grade micro-sponge along your eyelids and lashes to remove bacterial biofilm. When performed by a professional, BlephEx® can help clear up blockages that prevent healthy tear production.
EZ Tears™ are an eye vitamin created specifically to keep your eyes healthy and refreshed, and work well for patients with occasional dry eye symptoms.
Regener-Eyes® are specialized, biotic eye drops that use anti-inflammatory proteins and growth factors to reduce inflammation and stimulate the ocular surface to repair itself.
Punctal plugs are tiny, biocompatible devices that are inserted into your tear ducts to slow drainage, increasing the eye’s tear film and hydration.
About 85% of dry eye cases are “evaporative,” where your tears don’t have enough oil and evaporate too quickly. That’s why we use MiBoFlow, which applies targeted, comfortable heat to your eyelid’s oil-producing meibomian glands. This soothes inflammation, clears blocked glands, and helps your tears last longer.
At Home Treatment Options
Our experts will help you select a product from our array of prescription and over-the-counter eye drops and vitamins, [at-home eye care] which will work best for your case of dry eye.
We’re Passionate About Providing
The Care You Need
Our team treats every patient like they’re members of our family because helping our community see better starts with a welcoming eye care experience. We adopt advanced technology for both our dry eye diagnosis and treatment, to quickly identify what’s causing your condition and bring lasting relief. Our staff and eye doctors have extensive experience in managing dry eye disease and its symptoms, and use that experience to have you seeing comfortably again as quickly as possible.
We’re here to make sure you always feel cared for at Dalton Family Eyecare, whether you visit us for dry eye treatment or regular, comprehensive eye care. Read what our patients have to say about their experiences with our compassionate team:
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