Are dry, itchy, and gritty eyes bothering you? You’re not alone.

Dry eye disease affects many people, causing discomfort and irritation. But how do you know when it’s time to seek a diagnosis and explore treatment options?

If you’ve been experiencing persistent eye discomfort, redness, or a sandy sensation in your eyes, it’s essential to consult with an eye care professional. The first step is to see an eye doctor, who will perform a comprehensive eye exam and determine the underlying cause of your dry eyes. At Thomas Eye Center we can diagnose and determine the underlying cause of your symptoms.

There are various treatments available for dry eye disease, depending on the severity and underlying cause. Artificial tears and lubricating eye drops can provide temporary relief by moisturizing the eyes. For more severe cases, your eye care specialist may recommend procedures like meibommian gland expression using the non-invasive iLux pulsation device, or BlephEx, which cleans and exfoliates your eyelids, to enhance tear production and retention.

Implementing certain lifestyle changes can also alleviate dry eye symptoms. Remember to blink regularly while using digital devices, maintain proper indoor humidity levels, and protect your eyes from excessive wind and dry environments.

If you’re struggling with dry eye disease, don’t suffer in silence. Seek professional help at Thomas Eye Center. We specialize in managing dry eye disease using advanced technology in our TearLab Accredited Dry Eye Clinic.

Now you can explore the right treatment options to restore clarity and comfort to your eyes. With the right treatment, you can find relief from your symptoms and improve your overall eye health.

Our Dry Eye Clinic

At our Accredited Dry Eye Center, you will be cared for by Dr. Stuart Thomas and Dr. Kaj Vetha, who are certified specialists in tear testing. We have the most advanced technology to diagnose and manage dry eye disease. Learn more about Thomas Eye Center’s dry eye diagnostic services at our website.

Schedule an appointment today

Thomas Eye Center Optometry provides a full scope of care to patients with dry eye syndrome and numerous other eye conditions. Practicing in Athens, GA, Dr. Stuart Thomas and Dr. Kaj Vetha help patients find relief from dry eye symptoms and achieve their best eye health. Schedule an appointment today by calling (706) 549-7757 or visiting our online scheduler.