Dry Eye Center

Dry? Watery? Itchy? Sandy? Red? Crusty and Swollen? These are all ways that patients have described their eyes when they have either Dry Eye Syndrome or other serious eyelid or eyelash conditions. Many of these conditions develop from bacterial infections on the lid margin or problems with the eyelid’s Meibomian glands.

Dry Eye Treatment & Diagnosis  

Conditions like dry eye syndrome can lead to frequent discomfort and pain but there are solutions. At The Eye Center, we can not only diagnose dry eye but also provide dry eye care in Pembroke Pines so you no longer have to live with discomfort.  

Dry Eye Explained  

Dry eye is just what it sounds like. It is a condition where the eyes do not have enough lubrication and consequently may feel scratchy or grainy. Dry eye syndrome is typically a result of low tear production or poor tear quality and can lead to more serious problems like damage to the eye surface or eye infections. While a common condition, some people do not realize that what they are struggling with is dry eye or that there are solutions available, and they do not need to feel this way.   

Signs You Need Dry Eye Treatment 

Ranging from mild to chronic, millions of people suffer from dry eye, but many may not realize it.  

You may need dry eye treatment if you suffer from: 

  • Teary eyes and constant irritation  
  • Red or bloodshot eyes 
  • Burning or stinging sensation of your eyes 
  • Blurry vision  
  • Irritation while wearing contacts  
  • A scratchy or grainy feeling on your eye  
  • Feeling that something is stuck in the eye  
  • Stringy mucus around the eyeball 

While these symptoms may alert you to a problem, the best way to diagnose dry eye is to get a comprehensive eye exam 

Diagnosing Dry Eye Syndrome 

A thorough exam with one of our eye doctors will allow us to understand the full scope of your eye health and start creating the best treatment for dry eyes for your unique needs.  

During this exam, you will complete a variety of tests so that our doctors can determine both your basic vision and eye health needs. If we suspect you may benefit from dry eye syndrome treatment, we may conduct more specified tests to examine the severity of the condition. These tests typically involve a closer look at your tears as well as assessing any damage already done to your eye surface. Once these tests are complete and your doctor has diagnosed you with dry eye, they will start formulating recommendations for your dry eye treatment plan.  

Help for Dry Eye in Pembroke Pines  

Everyone is unique so your treatment for dry eye should match your specific needs. Our doctors will work with you to find a dry eye solution that is best for you. Also, because your condition can change over time, we will monitor your case and update your dry eye treatment as needed.  

Some potential dry eye treatments we may recommend include: 

  • Eye drops 
  • Prescription medications 
  • Tear duct plugs 
  • Plastic surgery 
  • Lifestyle changes  

If you are experiencing eye discomfort, do not wait any longer to get help or get a diagnosis. Our dry eye treatment in Pembroke Pines can help you move past this discomfort and manage your dry eye.

Depending on your specific diagnosis, the doctors now have access to the newest treatment options on the market such as Avenova and Blephadex, as well as many of the standards that our patients have benefited from for years like Restasis and punctal plugs.  If you were ever told by your doctor to do warm compresses and wash your eyes with baby shampoo, you are likely a candidate for one of the new treatments.
You don’t have to live with uncomfortable eyes!  Schedule your Dry Eye evaluation today and ask the doctors which treatment regimen is right for you!