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Dry Eye Treatment

You don’t have to live with the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye disease. Find relief today at Union Eye Associates.

Dry eye disease is becoming increasingly common, affecting millions of people worldwide. This chronic condition can significantly impact your life, sometimes making even the smallest of tasks seem difficult.

If you have eye pain, blurry vision, and dry or watery eyes, it could be a sign that you have dry eye disease. But don’t worry! With an in-depth eye exam, our team can assess your vision and eye health to get you the treatment you need.

What Is Dry Eye Disease?

Dry eye disease is a common eye condition that occurs when there is an issue with any one of the three components of your tears. Your tears are made up of 3 distinct layers, all of which work together to keep your eyes healthy:

  • The oily layer prevents your tears from evaporating too quickly
  • The watery layer delivers nutrients to your eyes
  • The mucus layer keeps your tear film stuck to the surface of your eyes

What are the Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease?

If you are suffering from dry eye disease, you may notice any of the following symptoms:

  • A burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes
  • Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
  • Irritated or overly watery eyes
  • Sensitivity to light or photophobia
  • Eye redness, blurred vision, or eye fatigue
  • A sensation of having something in your eyes
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses

Dry Eye Treatments Offered at Union Eye Associates:

The team at Union Eye Associates will assess your particular condition to determine the best treatment plan.  Some of the dry eye treatments we offer include:

  • OptiLight: OptiLight is the first FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure for dry eye management.  Learn more about OptiLight here.
  • TearCare: TearCare is a safe and effective procedure that applies heat to the meibomian glands, followed by manual gland expression that can improve symptoms for up to 6 to 12 months. Learn more about TearCare here.
  • Prescription Eye Drops: Our doctors may recommend prescription eye drops specifically formulated to target the root causes of dry eyes and improve symptoms.
  • Nutraceuticals: Medical-grade nutritional supplements are often used to improve or maintain the health of the ocular surface.
  • Amniotic Membranes: Amniotic membranes provide an effective natural healing option for dry eyes that have not responded to other treatments.

With treatments such as these, we can help manage your dry eye symptoms and get you back to seeing clearly and comfortably.  Book an appointment to learn more today. We serve patients in Union, Washington, St. Clair, and beyond.