Dry Eye

EYES is excited to offer a full range of Dry Eye services and procedures.  Our techs and doctors have been trained to diagnose and treat Dry Eye symptoms with the latest technology, equipment, and therapies available to help our patients.

Diagnostic Tools Include:

MMP-9 Inflammation Testing

LacryDiag

Osmolarity Testing

Allergy Testing

Sjogren’s Testing

Meibomian Gland Evaluation

LashCam

Dry Eye Treatment Options Include:

Nutraceuticals

Dry Eye Relief Masks

Lid & Lash Cleanser

Lid Scrubs

Heat Masks

Preservative-Free Tears

Travel Masks

Cliradex

BlehpEx

Prokera Corneal Bandages

Meibomian Gland Expression

​Pelleve

ILux Eyelid Treatments

Dry Eye FAQ

 

Q: What is Dry Eye?

 

A: A multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance, and tear film instability with potential damage to the ocular surface. It is accompanied by increased osmolarity of the tear film and inflammation of the ocular surface.

Q: Can Dry Eye be cured?

 

A: Not exactly.  Dry Eye is a chronic, progressive disease that, left untreated, will get worse over time.  Dry Eye therapies have been introduced that help prevent Dry Eye from getting worse and can help restore some gland functionality, increase comfort, and improve vision.

Q:  What is Blepharitis?

A:  Blepharitis is a condition where the eyelid is inflamed.  Treatment options will depend on the severity of the blepharitis, but can include BlephEx, Cliradex, and Meibomian Gland Probing.

 

Q: Is Dry Eye covered by Insurance?

 

A: Yes and No.  Many of the tests used to determine dry eye are covered by most major insurances.  Many of the treatments available, however, are not covered.  Our Dry Eye counselors will explain to you, in detail, your treatment and payment options and work with you and the doctor to select the best treatment plan for your situation.

Q: What causes Dry Eye?

A: Aging, surgical procedures, computer use, television use, improper blinking, sleep deficiencies, and various physiological factors can all lead to Dry Eye symptoms.

Q: Who can get Dry Eye?

A: Elderly, contact lens wearers, eye surgery patients, heavy tech users, and those genetically predisposed can get Dry Eye.

© 2019 EYES.  Information contained on this website is for educational purposes only.  Nothing herein is intended to be a substitute for medical advice and all medical decisions should be made in consultation with a licensed Medical Doctor.

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