Dry Eye Therapy in San Diego

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Don’t Live in Discomfort

Dry eye is a pain.

It can make the simple joys in life feel unattainable. Reading, driving, and even watching TV can feel like your eyes are running their own marathon.

But there’s no need to worry. We offer comprehensive dry eye consultations to find the root cause of your symptoms and create a personalized treatment plan based on your needs and lifestyle.

Learn more here or book your consultation with us today!

Understanding Dry Eye

Dry eye is an increasingly common condition across all ages that is caused by a tear deficiency, which can result in dry, irritated eyes. 

Your tears are made up of 3 layers; fatty oils, aqueous fluid, and mucus. This combination keeps the eyes hydrated and smooth, but if there’s an issue with your eye’s ability to produce all 3 layers, it can lead to dry eye symptoms. 

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the main cause of dry eye symptoms in 80% of patients.

MGD causes oil to get trapped or clogged in the glands, allowing your tears to evaporate much faster than they should. Fortunately, there are many treatments available to help alleviate your dry eye symptoms.

Our Treatments

Your eyes are unique, so your dry eye treatment needs to work for you. That’s why we offer a variety of treatments so you can enjoy a personalized treatment plan. 

If you notice symptoms like:

  • Redness
  • Eye fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Frequent tearing
  • Difficulty driving at night
  • Stringy mucus in/around the eye
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • A foreign-body-in-the-eye sensation
  • A stinging, burning, or scratching sensation

You could be suffering from dry eye. Book a consultation with us today to find relief.

Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) is an in-office treatment that uses pulses of light to reduce inflammation around the eyes and stimulate oil production in the meibomian glands.

Punctal plugs are small devices that are placed in your tear ducts to prevent tear drainage and maintain surface moisture in the eyes.

Your optometrist may perform meibomian gland expression along with other treatments to help release trapped or clogged oils in the meibomian glands. This process involves your optometrist gently massaging the area around your glands to help stimulate the release of these oils. 

We can provide you with nutritional strategies to help support your tear film and promote comfortable vision. For example, Omega-3 supplements are clinically proven to help manage symptoms of evaporative dry eye, and you can purchase your own EZ Tears supplements by going here.

Learn more about our nutritional strategies by visiting our Eye Nutrition page today.

We offer additional remedies to help alleviate your symptoms, including:

  • LACRISERT fluid inserts
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Eyelid/gland debridement

Restasis & other medicated eye drops

Don’t Feel the Burn, Relieve It

You deserve to see clearly and comfortably throughout your life. We can help. 

Book your dry eye consultation today.

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Our Locations

Heights Optometry

  • 3404 Adams Ave.
  • San Diego, CA 92116

North Park Optometry

  • 3068 University Ave.
  • San Diego, CA 92104

La Mesa Optometry

  • 8321 La Mesa Blvd
  • La Mesa, CA 91942
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