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Our office is a medical eye care facility that focuses on diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the tears and tissues of the front surface of the eyes, the eyelids, and surrounding eye areas. In the eyecare field these conditions are best described as “ocular surface disease”, but to the public, it is more widely known as “dry eye.”
While dry eye may sound trivial, to those who suffer from it, it is anything but. Symptoms of dry eye can range from one extreme of having no symptoms at all to the other extreme of having excruciating pain that causes loss of vision and function, and everything in between. As a chronic condition with inflammatory roots, severe and even moderate dry eye disease is frequently reported by patients as diminishing their quality of life.
The most common reasons patients seek our care is to find help with the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease that have become bad enough or frequent enough to begin to affect how they:
Embarrassing ocular redness, excessive tearing
Fluctuating vision, sensations of film over the eyes
Irritation, burning, soreness, light sensitivity
Tired eyes, decreased contact lens comfort, difficulty using digital devices, inability to perform certain tasks
Patients are also referred to us by other eye care practitioners to be screened for dry eye disease before having eye surgery to ensure the best visual outcomes. Other patients are referred to us by physicians outside of eye care because certain medications they are taking or certain systemic diseases they have been diagnosed with are known to cause dry eye.
As we are a unique practice that focuses on the front surface of the eyes, we work alongside and not in competition with a patient’s current optometrist, ophthalmologist, or other eye care specialist. We perform additional testing of the tears and tissues that is difficult to perform in most primary eye care settings, or that collectively take more time than what can be afforded during a comprehensive eye exam. Our test methods, our treatments, and our procedures are taken from the latest and most trusted clinical research to help patients get to the bottom of the signs and symptoms they are experiencing, and help them maximize relief.