Say Goodbye to Dry Eyes
Dry eye disease is a progressive eye condition that can get in the way of living your life to the fullest. If you have dry, uncomfortable, or irritated eyes, we can diagnose dry eye disease during a comprehensive eye exam and get you the treatment you need.
Find relief from your dry eyes today!
Dry Eye Disease Explained
Your tears have 3 layers, and each layer serves an important purpose. If there is an issue with any one of these layers, it can lead to one of the two different types of dry eyes:
- Evaporative dry eye is the most common type of dry eye disease. It occurs when your tears lack the oily layer, causing your tears to evaporate too quickly, drying your eyes out.
- Aqueous-deficient dry eye occurs when your tears lack the watery layer, which is necessary for keeping your eyes hydrated and healthy.
What Causes Dry Eye Disease?
Dry eye disease can be caused by a number of factors. If
you’re experiencing dry eye symptoms like itchiness, redness,
wateriness, and general discomfort, book an appointment with your eye doctor so they
can determine what’s causing the issue and get you the help you need.
You may be at a heightened risk for developing dry eye disease if:
- You suffer from other conditions, such as meibomian gland
dysfunction, Sjögren’s syndrome, or blepharitis
- You spend a lot of time in dry, windy, or smoky environments
- You use digital devices for a prolonged period
- You wear contact lenses
- You’re recovering from laser eye surgery
- You take medications, such as antihistamines, antidepressants, or
Our Dry Eye Treatments
Our doctors are here to help you find relief from dry eyes. We offer a number of treatment options to treat your dry eye disease.
Artificial tears are non-prescription eye drops that help lubricate your eyes. There are many different brands of artificial tears, and your optometrist can recommend different types depending on your needs.
Punctal plugs are tiny devices that are inserted into the tear ducts. When these plugs are in place, they stop the fluid needed to keep your eyes moist from draining.
If you have dry eye disease and wear contacts, your optometrist may recommend switching contact lenses to relieve dry eye symptoms. Depending on the cause of your dry eyes, we can recommend scleral or RGP (rigid gas-permeable) contact lenses to help address your symptoms and support your eye comfort.
Please visit our contact lens exams, fittings, and brands page to learn more about these lenses.
Discover Dry Eye Therapy Today
Protect your vision and eye health against dry eye disease. Book an appointment with us today to get started!
Wanna see what
we’re all about?
Our practice is located on Retail Drive by the Chick-fil-A, next to Capital Boulevard off of HWY 98. There is a parking available in the lot directly in front of our practice.
- 11724 Retail Dr
- Wake Forest, NC 27587
- Phone: 919-562-5559
Hours Of Operation
- Monday: 8:45 AM – 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 8:45 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 8:45 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 8:45 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 8:45 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
Very courteous and professional. Explained the test to be preformed and took time to answer my questions. They are an awesome group of people!
Amazing experience here. I had my first ever eye exam and visit and everyone there was kind, patient, thoughtful an thorough answering all my questions. I really appreciated all the people who helped me and recommend this location to everyone!