Dry Eye Therapy
Bellevue, Kirkland, & Seattle

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Innovative Solutions

Finding your dry eye solution begins with an assessment of your overall health and your eyes. Our dry eye specialists will measure the quantity and quality of your tears, the glands in your eyelids, and ask you questions about contributing factors like work, hobbies, and your environment.

After diagnosing the source of your dry eyes, we can use innovative treatments and solutions that are personalized to the care you need. Finding the right combination for your eyes will be just as unique as you are.

Artificial Tears

Artificial tears are designed to combat dry eyes either by increasing the number of tears in your eye or by promoting a healthy balance of tears that won’t evaporate as quickly. Our dry eye specialists can help you discover the best artificial tears for your dry eyes.

Autologous serum eye drops are custom-made from your blood and composed of growth-promoting factors, proteins, antioxidants, and lipids. These drops are similar to the components in your tears and can produce an effective replacement of your natural tears, generating tear fluid and mimicking their function.

Containing nutrients and anti-inflammatory properties, amniotic extract eye drops have proven to help alleviate advanced dry eye symptoms in many people. Amniotic extract eye drops typically contain pluripotent stem cells, organized collagen, anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory cytokines, immune-modulators, growth factors, and matrix proteins.

Amniotic membranes have been used in the eye care industry for a long time to help promote healing, especially after corneal injuries. They have also been shown to promote healthy tears, which combats dry eye symptoms thanks to their anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring effects.

Lipiflow applies a gentle warm heat to the internal eyelids along with a thermal pulsation to gently, and safely, massage your eyelids. This combination of warmth and massage helps to unclog the glands that limit quality oil in the tears. Once flowing better, oils in the tear reduce evaporation and make the tears more slippery for your eyelids to move across. Lipiflow is comfortable and only takes 15 minutes to complete.

The Systane iLux system provides personalized treatment for dry eye symptoms. The thermal pulsation system gently massages glands in the eyelids while clearing them from obstruction. The iLux includes sensors that react to the patient’s glands, offering a treatment based on their individual needs. The iLux treatment takes 15 minutes to complete.

Specialty Eye is proud to offer OptiLight by Lumenis intense pulsed light (IPL) as a treatment for dry eye symptoms. IPL is applied to the areas around the eye to target glands that may be blocked. The light is emitted onto the skin’s surface and penetrates below to the eyelid glands, breaking up gland blockages and promoting healthy oil flow to the eyes. IPL has been show to reduce pain and discomfort, reduce dry eye inflammation, and enhance the tear quality.

Relieving Dry Eyes is Our “Thing”

We love helping people with their dry eyes. 

Patients from all over North America have traveled to see us for their eye problems—and we love hunting for individualized solutions for them.

If you have gritty, red, sore eyes you have come to the right place. Specialty Eye combines years of optometry expertise with state-of-the-art technology and innovative treatment options to help you find relief from your acute or chronic dry eye symptoms.

It’s time to kick dry eyes to the curb.

Do I Have Dry Eyes?

You may be surprised that dry eye rarely means you do not have enough tears. While this is the case for some patients, most dry eye patients are dealing with an imbalance of their tears. Some patients even have watering eyes, which is a sign of dry eye.

If you have dry eyes, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Gritty, scratchy, stinging, or burning eyes
  • Feeling like you have something in your eyes
  • Excessive watering
  • Blurred vision
  • Redness
  • Light sensitivity
  • Stringy mucus in the corner of your eyes

You may only experience one of these symptoms, or you may experience several. Your symptoms may even change at times. Either way, we can help you find a solution to your uncomfortable eyes. 

Our Dry Eye Center

Specialty Eye has been awarded as one of the top dry eye practices in the United States every year since 2018.  We are proud of this legacy and it drives us to stay on the forefront of innovation and technology.

We know that your dry eye symptoms are not the same as the next person’s, and that’s why we offer so many different treatments. We are passionate about treating dry eyes.

We are passionate about treating dry eyes and would be honored to partner with you in finding dry eye relief. Come and talk to us today about how we can help.

Our Locations

Bellevue

Steps away from beautiful Bellevue Square Mall, our office is conveniently located just off the I-405 on 106 Avenue NE.

  • 225 106 Ave. NE
  • Bellevue, WA 98004

Kirkland

Next to the Evergreen Hospital, our convenient location is on NE 128 Street, just off the I-405.

  • 11830 NE 128 St., Suite 1
  • Kirkland, WA 98034

Seattle

Only blocks from Pike Place Market, our office is on the corner of 4th Avenue and Stewart Street.

  • 1911 4th Ave.
  • Seattle, WA 98101

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