Dry Eye Therapy in Modesto

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Hydrate Dry Eyes with Advanced Dry Eye Therapy

Do you know how vital your tears are to your eye health? Your tears help focus light, keep your vision clear, lubricate and nourish your cornea, and provide a shield from dirt and debris.

You may not think about your tears very often, but they do so much to protect and nourish your eyes that even the slightest imbalance can cause irritating dry eyes symptoms. Dry eyes can be chronic, uncomfortable, and can cause damage if left untreated.

Symptoms of Dry Eyes

Dry eyes can cause:

  • Redness
  • A stinging or burning sensation in the eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Watery eyes
  • Stringy mucus near the eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • A feeling like something is in the eyes
  • Discomfort while wearing contact lenses

What Causes Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes occur when there’s an imbalance between the production and drainage of tears. Ultimately, dry eyes are caused by an inadequate amount of tears. But why does this happen in the first place?

There are a variety of reasons why you may have dry eyes:

  • Age: Dry eyes are common in those over 65.
  • Gender: Dry eyes most often affect women, especially during pregnancy or menopause, or those using oral contraceptives.
  • Medications: Certain medications can increase the chance of developing dry eyes, including antihistamines and decongestants, blood pressure medications, and antidepressants.
  • Medical conditions: Some health conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and thyroid problems, increase the chances of developing dry eye symptoms.
  • Environmental: Arid climates and exposure to environmental conditions like smoke and wind, can cause dry eye symptoms. Indoor environments can also lead to dry eyes, for example, looking at a computer screen or working near air conditioning or a heat vent.
  • Eye surgeries: Occasionally, dry eyes are a side effect of refractive eye surgery.

Treatments

Fortunately, there are many dry eye therapies available, ranging from medication to minor procedures. We offer several effective, in-office treatments that can provide you with relief from uncomfortable dry eye symptoms.

Every case of dry eyes is different, so there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. We can discuss the best option for you during your regular eye exam.

Mild cases of dry eyes may benefit from using artificial tears. We offer a wide selection of eye drops designed to manage your dry eye symptoms.

Mild steroidal eye drops can be used to control corneal inflammation related to dry eyes, providing comfort and relief.

We offer various eyelid hygiene products designed to gently cleanse the lids and tear glands. These products can break up blockages in the oil glands and help decrease inflammation around the surface of the eyes.

To help prevent tears that are draining too quickly, punctal plugs can be inserted into the tear ducts. These tiny plugs can be inserted and removed in our clinic.

Find Relief at Stanislaus Optometric Center, Inc.

Don’t suffer with the irritating symptoms of dry eyes. Call us today to book your comprehensive eye exam and enjoy your clear, comfortable eyesight once again!

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Our Location

 

Find us at 4028 Dale Road, right next to Dale Family Dental and Opti Physical Therapy.

Where to Park?

We have a large parking lot with ample free parking.

Our Address

4028 Dale Road #102
Modesto, CA 95356 9561

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

Monday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5 PM
Saturday
Open one Saturday a month
Sunday
Closed
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