Dry Eyes Specialist

Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona -  - Ophthalmologist

Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona

Ophthalmologists & Optometrists located in Gilbert, Chandler, and Queen Creek, AZ

If your eyes are always itchy, gritty, and watery, chances are you could have dry eye syndrome. At Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona, home of MyEyesToday.com, Kianoush Kian, MD, and Scott Wayment, OD, diagnose and treat dry eyes at their offices in Gilbert, Chandler, and Queen Creek, Arizona. Call Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona at 480-632-2020 or schedule an appointment online today at MyEyesToday.com, to find out what’s causing your uncomfortable, red eyes. Remember, at MyEyesToday.com, if you or your doctor feel you need to be seen today, we will make it happen at one of our offices.

Dry Eyes Q & A

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry Eye Syndrome is a condition that occurs when you don’t produce enough tears, or your tears aren’t sufficiently moisturizing. Your tears have three layers that perform different tasks in keeping your eyes moisturized and clean. 

  • Oily layer - prevents your tears from evaporating
  • Watery layer - rinses debris from your eye
  • Mucus layer - helps spread tears over your eyes

Dry eye syndrome causes a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including:

  • Burning, stinging sensation
  • Red eyes
  • Stringy mucus in your eyes
  • Waking up with crusty eyelashes
  • Blurry vision, especially fluctuating vision during reading and computer work
  • Feeling like you have something in your eyes
  • Watery eyes

Schedule an appointment at Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona for an evaluation and customized treatment.

What causes dry eyes?

Many factors contribute to dry eyes. For example, as you age, you’re more likely to develop dry eyes. Also, certain medications like antihistamines and decongestants can trigger short-term dry eye symptoms. Additionally, environmental factors like a dry climate, high winds, or air pollution can contribute to dry eyes. 

How is Dry Eye Syndrome diagnosed?

The doctors at Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona diagnose dry eye during a comprehensive eye exam. In many cases, they can identify your condition after discussing your symptoms and looking at your eyes and eyelids. Your doctor might also collect a sample of your tears to test their quality or use a special dye to monitor the way your tears flow over your eyes. 

How is Dry Eye Syndrome treated?

At the Advanced Dry Eye Care Center at MyEyesToday.com, the doctors do not just throw eye drops at your eyes. In addition to first reviewing things you can do at home for yourself to conservatively manage this, they use the information from your comprehensive exam to create a custom-tailored treatment plan that addresses the root of your problem. While medicated eye drops are often the right treatment, your doctor might also recommend cold laser treatments using Eye-Light Therapy™ to preserve your tears. Eye-Light Therapy ™ is a cold laser facial and eyelid treatment system that promotes the oily layer of your tears, and hence increases your comfort by helping your tears last longer on the surface of your eyes. You will be evaluated for Eye-Light ™ therapy by a ME-Check ™ scan of the oil-producing glands of your eyelids. Your doctor might also recommend punctal plugs to block your tear ducts to keep your tears on your eyes longer.

If you’re troubled by dry eyes, call Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona at 480-632-2020 or make an appointment online today at MyEyesToday.com.