At the Specialty Dry Eye Center, we understand that your eyes, and how you use them, are unique. Things like work, hobbies and climate all contribute to your individual dry eye concerns. We know that dry eyes can be uncomfortable, and sometimes impede on accomplishing even the simplest task. That’s why we tailor each treatment to meet your specific needs.
Our Dry Eye Center can help with issues like:
- Dry Eyes
- Blurred Vision
- Itchy Eyes
- Tired Eyes
- Watery Eyes
- Burning Eyes
What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome?
Research has shown that for most people, dry eye is caused due to the evaporation of tears, which naturally contain water and oil. When our tears don’t have enough oil, they evaporate faster than they should. Our goal is to slow tear evaporation down so you can keep your eyes open longer and more comfortably. Another cause of dry eye is water (or aqueous) deficiency, which means the eye does not produce enough tear volume.
Dr. David Kading Describes Dry Eye
No matter what the cause, we prefer to use the most natural treatments whenever possible, and turn to medications and alternate treatment methods when necessary. All of our treatments are safe, and we make sure you have a thorough understanding of exactly what we’re doing every step of the way.
Customized Dry Eye Treatments
The most cutting edge treatment available, LipiFlow utilizes warm heat and massage to naturally unplug your tear glands and help relieve the symptoms of dry eyes. Following treatment, glands are open and have a greater chance of working naturally. Since Lipiflow addresses the root cause of evaporative dry eye syndrome, it offers a long-term solution. A non-invasive treatment, Lipiflow is completed in-office and only takes a few minutes!
The use of amniotic membranes is a relatively new procedure that helps dry eyes by decreasing inflammation and speeding up healing. PROKERA® is a therapeutic device used by eye doctors around the world to protect and repair damaged eye surfaces. PROKERA® is made of amniotic membrane and is FDA approved for wound healing.
(EZ Tears Supplement for Dry Eyes) Omega 3 Supplements
EZ Tears supplements for dry eye contains eight natural anti-inflammatory nutrients which dampen inflammation on the surface of the eye this also improving overall eye health.
When necessary, medication may be prescribed to help increase tear volume, decrease inflammation, or reduce itchy eyes.
This treatment has been used for years to treat dry eye syndrome. A simple, in-office procedure can be completed in a matter of minutes for ideal candidates.
Although not typically thought of as a treatment for dry eyes, certain contact lenses — fit on the right patient — can significantly improve dry eye symptoms.
With hundreds of dry eye drops in the marketplace, it’s hard to know which one is best for your dry eye symptoms. After evaluating your eyes, we recommend the best drops specifically for you.