Dry Eye Disease

What is Dry Eye Disease? 

Dry eyes occur when tear production is not providing adequate moisture to the eyes. This condition is incredibly common, especially here in Colorado. This disease leads to inflammation and damage to the eyes surface. Symptoms include stinging/burning sensation, eye redness, sensitivity to light, overly watery eyes, and blurred vision. Dry eye is more common in individuals over the age of 50 because tear production tends to diminish. But there are a variety of reasons people develop dry eye. Dry eye can make it difficult to do every day tasks like reading and driving. The risk of infection is higher due to inadequate tear production. If left untreated dry eye can cause eye inflammation, corneal abrasions, corneal ulcers, and vision loss. Dry eye disease is commonly mistaken for eye allergies, and over the counter drops are used as treatment, further aggravating the condition. Click on our dry eye questionnaire below and see if a dry eye work up is a good idea for you. 

How can we help?

Our optometrists are able to diagnose your dry eye and create a customized treatment plan that works best for you. We have a variety of products we use to help minimize symptoms and create a better quality of life for our patients. It is our goal to make sure our patients understand their dry eye and why it is important to follow doctor recommendations for relief.

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How do you treat dry eye?

  • Bruder masks/warm compresses 

  • Prescription eye drops 

  • MiBo treatment

  • Eyelid massages 

  • Punctal plugs