DRY EYE CLINIC
Dry eye is a chronic, multi-factorial disease that is a common cause of these chronic symptoms: sandy/gritty sensation, visual fluctuations, eye strain, eye fatigue, itchiness, red/inflamed eyelids, burning, red eyes, and contact lens intolerance.
If you are experiencing the discomfort and irritation of dry eyes, it is essential to seek proper care and evaluation. Dry eyes occur when the eyes do not produce enough tears (known as aqueous-deficient dry eye) or the tears evaporate too quickly (known as evaporative dry eye, which is more common).
At Pacific Optometry Group, we specialize in in dry eye care and evaluation. Dr. Zhao can assess your symptoms and perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your dry eyes. With a personalized approach, we will develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Don't let dry eyes affect your daily life any longer - call our office today to schedule a dry eye consultation with Dr. Zhao.
Dry Eye Evaluation
Dry eye treatment starts with a comprehensive dry eye evaluation to determine the root cause of your symptoms.
This includes evaluating morphology of your meibomian glands (meibography), non-invasive tear break up time assessment, anterior segment imaging, and vital dye tests.
DRY EYE PRODUCTS
We carry a variety of SCOPE OPTASE products, Retaine OM3 supplements, and Ocusoft allergy eyes wipes at our office, designed as home therapy for patients who suffer from mild to moderate dry eye disease.
COMMON CAUSES OF DRY EYE DISEASE
Bacteria/bacterial growth on eyelid and eyelash margins
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Blocked oil glands on the upper and lower eyelid margins, causing tears to evaporate quicker
Characteristic spider-like vessels along the eyelid margin, causing inflammation.