Dry Eye Relief at See & Co
Dry eye can be challenging to manage, and symptoms like blurry vision, and watery eyes can put a dent in your productivity. The good news is that you don’t have to deal with it alone—our team at See & Co has the experience and knowledge to help.
We start with a comprehensive exam of your eyes. If any signs of dryness are detected, we then recommend imaging your meibomian glands and performing a tear film analysis to determine the cause of your dry eyes during the diagnostic stage. The next step is to find the right treatment options, like OptiLight by Lumenis, Zienna frames, meibomian gland expression, and more.
Dry eye doesn’t have to derail your day—contact us to request your appontment today and get relief from dry eyes.Book Appointment
What Causes Dry Eye?
Dry eye can occur when your eyes aren’t producing quality tears or your tears are evaporating too quickly.
Your tear film consists of 3 layers:
- The oily outer layer
- The watery middle layer
- The inner mucus layer
When the glands that produce these elements of your tears are not functioning properly or become inflamed, dry eye can occur. Inflammation can also occur from meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
A Closer Look at MGD
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a common condition that affects the function of the meibomian glands, which are responsible for producing the oil layer of the tear film. When these glands become clogged or inflamed, they can’t produce enough oil to keep the tears from evaporating too quickly, leading to dry eye.
Symptoms of MGD can include:
- A gritty feeling
- A Stinging sensation in the eyes
Take Our Dry Eye Quiz
Our dry eye quiz is a quick and easy way to assess your risk of developing dry eye disease. With just a few simple questions, you can find out if you have any of the common symptoms associated with dry eyes.
By taking our dry eye quiz, you will gain a better understanding of your eye health and be better equipped to make informed decisions about your eye care.
Take our dry eye quiz today and start your journey towards healthier, more comfortable eyes.
Dry Eye Diagnostics with Medmont
The Medmont topographer is a diagnostic tool we use to assess dry eyes. With advanced capabilities that can analyze the tear film and meibomian glands, the Medmont topographer is particularly useful in detecting the root cause of dry eye symptoms, such as redness and irritation.
The Medmont topographer allows our team to customize treatment plans tailored to individual patient needs by providing detailed information about the eye’s surface.
Our Dry Eye Treatment Options
Your environment and other risk factors, such as exposure to dry air or wind, long-term contact lens wear, and digital eye strain, can increase the chances of dry eye development, and we take that all into account when finding the right treatment method.
Following our thorough diagnostic process to determine your specific needs, our team works with you to find a personalized treatment option that works for you.
OptiLight by Lumenis
OptiLight by Lumenis is a light-based, noninvasive treatment done in the area below the eyes to manage dry eye. The first and only IPL FDA-approved for dry eye management.
The treatment is safe, gentle, and is backed by more than 20 clinical studies.
OptiLight uses precise pulses of light to reduce the inflammation that is typically associated with dry eye disease, improve tear break-up time, and increase meibomian gland functionality.
Ziena frames are specifically designed to protect the eyes from environmental factors that can cause dry eyes, such as wind, air conditioning, and pollution. The frames feature a unique moisture chamber that creates a barrier between the eye and the outside environment, reducing the evaporation of natural tears and providing a more comfortable and lubricated ocular surface.
Ziena frames can help manage dry eye symptoms, and they are also stylish and comfortable, making them an excellent choice for everyday wear.
Meibomian Gland Expression
Meibomian gland expression can be an effective treatment for individuals who suffer from dry eye disease. When these glands become blocked, the natural oils that keep the tear film stable are not produced properly, resulting in dry, irritated eyes.
With meibomian gland expression, a specially designed tool is used to apply pressure to the glands, helping to release any blockages and stimulate the production of healthy oils.
OCuSOFT Thermal Touch
OCuSOFT thermal touch is a treatment option designed to alleviate dry eye symptoms. This technology applies heat and gentle pressure to the eyelids, releasing lipids from the meibomian glands.
Unlike traditional warm compresses, OCuSOFT thermal touch helps improve the flow and quality of natural tears, resulting in more comfortable, lubricated eyes.
Dry Eye Regimen with Optase Products
At See & Co, we also offer Optase products to manage chronic and progressive dry eye.
- Heat masks help soften the clogged oils in the eyelid glands, allowing for oils to flow more freely and helping prevent the tears from evaporating from the surface of the eye.
- Cleansing products help remove debris, bacteria, and oil from the skin around the eye and eyelashes.
- Hydrating products like preservative-free eye drops, sprays, and ointments can help reduce inflammation in the eyes.
- A diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can also help improve dry eye symptoms and manage dry eye.
Take Your Comfort Back from Dry Eyes
Our team is committed to helping you find relief from your dry eye symptoms. Our dry eye services start with a comprehensive assessment to find a treatment method that works for you.
Don’t let dry eyes slow you down—reach out to schedule your appointment today.Book Appointment
Come Visit Us
You can find us just off Lee Highway., right next to Texas Donuts, with plenty of parking available in front of the clinic.
- 13830 Lee Highway., Suite 8
- Centreville, VA 20120
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
We take pride in offering high-quality eyewear to our patients. Our team understands that your eyes are precious, and you want the frames to match! That’s why we offer a wide selection of brands to provide our patients with a variety of options catered to their needs.
Our patients’ satisfaction is our top priority, and we strive to provide exceptional service across every aspect of their experience with us.
Trust us to be your go-to source for all your eyewear needs, and experience the difference that our commitment to excellence can make in your life.