Dry Eye

Dry eyes can be a real problem for many people. It occurs when there is a deficiency in tears produced which are needed to keep your eyes working properly. When your eyes are not lubricated with tears, they dry up and become irritated. If left untreated this can cause permanent damage. At Davis Eye Care, we are experts at treating Dry Eye Syndrome.

Symptoms of Dry Eye

  • Redness, Irritation or Scratchiness
  • Difficulty With Wearing Contact Lenses
  • A Burning or Stinging Sensation in Your Eye(s)
  • Mucus or Pus In or Around Your Eye
  • Excessive Tearing

Diagnosis of Dry Eye

If you have any of the conditions listed above, the easiest way to get diagnosed for this condition is to visit our office and let us examine your eyes.

There are tests that can be performed to help with the diagnosis. One such test is the TearLab Tear Test. This test id performed by placing paper strips underneath your lower eyelids. The strips can measure the tear production in a variety of situations. We may also use other diagnostic tests to determine the patters of dryness on your eye.

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Treatment Options

There are many new options to manage Dry Eye Syndrome. Schedule a Dry Eye Evaluation with one of our Doctors today.

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BlephEx Treatments

BlephEx® is a painless in-office procedure performed by your eyecare professional or trained technician. A revolutionary new patented BlephEx® handpiece is used to very precisely and carefully, spin a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris and exfoliating your eyelids.

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The patented micro-sponge is disposable and for optimal cleaning and exfoliating, a fresh clean one is used for each individual eyelid. The eyes are rinsed well afterwards.

The procedure lasts about 6 -8 minutes. Most patients simply report a tickling sensation. A numbing drop is usually placed in each eye prior to treatment for increased comfort.

After the procedure, the patient is instructed on how to maintain their clean eyelids with regular nightly lid hygiene. Since home treatments are only semi-effective, the procedure is typically repeated at 4-6 month intervals.

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