We use our eyes all day long, but we rarely think of them—unless they’re uncomfortable, and then they’re all we think about. Adults might turn to redness-relieving eye drops, while kids often rub their eyes. But neither strategy tackles the true cause of tired, scratchy eyes.
Dry eye is a chronic, common, and uncomfortable condition, impacting more than 16 million Americans. Not only is it irritating, but it can really put a damper on your daily activities. Dry eyes can decrease your quality of life and hinder productivity.
But relief is available! Book an exam today for a comprehensive eye exam to diagnose your dry eye symptoms. If left untreated, dry eye can lead to long-term infections and eye damage down the road. Any time your eyes are uncomfortable, it’s best to pay us a visit and rule out more problematic conditions.Book Appointment
Symptoms of Dry Eye
Dry eye symptoms generally occur in both eyes at the same time and can include:
- Stinging or burning
- Gritty or scratchy feeling
- Foreign body sensation
- Red or watery eyes
- Blurry vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Eye fatigue
- Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
- Discomfort when wearing contacts
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, book your appointment to explore dry eye treatment options today.Book Appointment
What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Dry is exactly what it sounds like—it occurs when your eyes aren’t producing enough lubrication to keep them moist and comfortable.
There are 2 main types of dry eye. The first—and least common—occurs when the eyes simply don’t produce enough tears. The second occurs when the tears are of poor quality.
Decreased Tear Production
Good-quality tears depend on a balanced and effective tear film. The tear film is made up of 3 layers—a mucus layer to spread the tears over the surface of the eye, a water layer to hydrate the eye, and an oil layer to keep the water from evaporating too quickly. If there’s an imbalance in the tear film, dry eye syndrome can result.
The tiny glands along the top and bottom edges of the eyelids, called the meibomian glands are responsible for producing the oil layer of your tear film. Blockages in these glands can cause a reduction in the amount of oil produced, leading to dry eyes.
When we diagnose your dry eye syndrome, we’ll also look at the condition of your meibomian glands and recommend treatment options if they’re not functioning properly.
Our Dry Eye Treatments
At Dr. Newman Optometry, we know that dry eye can interfere with your comfort and productivity. That’s why we offer a variety of dry eye treatment options, including TearCare, BlephEx, and Tempsure Envi.
We aim to help you find relief and get to the bottom of your dry eye symptoms. Our team will work with you through a dry eye assessment to find the right treatment options for your needs
TearCare is a 15-minute in-office procedure to help provide relief for patients dealing with dry eye. TearCare provides targeted heat therapy to effectively treat meibomian gland disorders, a common cause of evaporative dry eye disease. Using sterile, single-use flexible eyelid devices, TearCare gently adheres to the eyelids, delivering gentle heat that helps to remove blockages, liquefy meibum, and stimulate the production of tears.
TearCare can offer that much-needed relief you deserve from dry eye.
BlephEx is an in-office procedure that uses modern technology to exfoliate and cleanse the biofilm and crust from the inner margins of the eyes, providing long-lasting relief from blepharitis and dry eye. With BlephEx, performed by your optometrist, you can experience a painless and effective way to reduce or alleviate the symptoms of dry, irritated eyelids.
The procedure itself takes around 6 to 8 minutes.
The TempSure Envi device uses radiofrequency technology to provide relief from dry eye symptoms. With TempSure Envi, a noninvasive and safe procedure, the radiofrequency waves gently raise the temperature around the tear ducts, helping to unclog them and reduce dryness. This treatment method stimulates collagen and elastin production in the eyelids, promoting healthier tissue and increased tear production.
The TempSure Envi device also provides aesthetic benefits.
Finding Relief From Dry Eyes
No matter the cause of your dry eye, relief is available! We offer customized treatment options tailored to your unique needs. Start on the path to clear, comfortable vision today!Book Appointment
- 8314 Wishire Blvd, Ste A
- Beverly Hills, CA 90211
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed