Dry Eye Treatments

Dry Eye Initial Consultation Includes:

  • Tear Quality Evaluation
  • Tear Production Evaluation
  • Cornea Surface Evaluation for Dry Eye Damage
  • Meibomian Gland Evaluation
  • Lid Evaluation - Exposure and coverage lid issues, incomplete or partial blinking
  • Lash Evaluation - Blepharitis and Demodex mites

Dry Eye Treatments Available:

  • Meibomian Gland Expression | Unclogs your tear glands
  • Restasis Eye Drop Therapy | Prescription treatment to increase tear production
  • Blephadex Lid Exfoliation | Lash cleaning treatment for blepharitis and demodex
  • Bruder Warm Compress Office Treatment | A warming treatment to open the glands that express your tears
  • Low-Dose Steroid Inflammatory Reduction Therapy | Reduction of inflammatory markers for dry eyes
  • Saline flushes | Rinses and hydrates the eyes
  • Artificial tears with Hyaluronan | Professional-grade preservative-free artificial tears

Dry Eyes: Causes and Treatment

By Dr. Allison Mah, Optometrist


Tears are important for hydrating the eyes.  They are important for maintaining a healthy front surface of your eyes.  Dry eyes can lead to damage to the front surface (keratitis), blurry vision, light sensitivity, redness, burning, and irritation.  It is important to treat dry eyes early because it is much easier to repair and maintain healthy hydrated eyes when it is caught early.


Causes of Dry Eyes

There are many causes for dry eyes, including: blepharitis, demodex (parasite), aging, hormonal changes, cataract/laser eye surgery, technological screen use, dry environments, and some medical conditions/medications.  Our dry eye initial consultation will help determine the cause of your dry eyes, and we can prescribe appropriate treatment options for you.


Treatment Information for Dry Eyes

Blephadex Lid Exfoliation Treatment

Blepharitis and demodex mites are common conditions that cause dry eyes.  Blepharitis is when you have bacteria and oily flakes on your eye lashes.  Demodex is  a mite that can live in the eye lashes and eye lids.  Both blepharitis and demodex can cause your eye lids and lashes to be crusty, red, inflamed or swollen.  Blephadex lid exfoliation treatments are administered by the doctor to remove blepharitis and demodex.

Meibomian Gland Expression

The Meibomian glands can become hardened and plugged, reducing your ability to produce quality tears that hydrate your eyes.  With plugged Meibomian glands, your tears will evaporate quickly and cause your eyes to become dry.  Meibomian gland expression helps to unclog the glands so that you can have hydrated eyes.