Some common possible symptoms include: Blurry vision, tired eyes, eyes that are always watering, burning eyes, eyes that feel gritty or dry, and the inability to tolerate contact lenses. Prolonged irritation from these symptoms can lead to inflammation or issues with the ocular surface.
There are a lot of things that can lead to dry eye. Some common factors are:
In the office the optometrist will determine what is causing the dry eye through a Dry Eye assessment and work with you to find a treatment plan that fits your individual needs.
There will be a number of measurements taken in the office that will help inform your treatment plan. We will measure the quality and quantity of your tear film, and check the health and condition of your eye lids and the meibomian glands within them with our imaging device the Oculus Keratograph. Additional testing of inflammatory indicators (Inflammadry) and Slit lamp bio microscopy with fluorescein are also a part of the dry assessment, followed by an analysis of your results and a treatment plan.
A treatment plan can include multiple of the following:
Below is a brief description of the instruments and services that are used in our dry eye Clinic.
By identifying vision problems at an early age, we can treat and prevent future eye conditions for young children.
Whether you are new to contact lenses, or have been wearing them for years, our eye doctors will determine the right solution for you.