Dry Eye Clinic

Specialized Treatment for Dry Eye Disease

Dry Eye Treatment

Thomas Eye Center now specializes in managing dry eye disease.

It is estimated that 34 million people (1 in 10) are affected with dry eye disease in the United States, and that number is expected to increase. 

We are a TearLab Accredited Dry Eye Center

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 this irritating condition.

What is Dry Eye Disease

Patients usually have more than one reason for having dry eye disease, and have more than one component of it. Several triggers for dry eye disease including prolonged computer/screen use, a lot of reading, dry climates. This can cause stress on the ocular surface inducing inflammation. Inflammation can be a key factor in causing dry eye disease.

Dry eye disease is about both tear quantity and quality. Healthy tears lubricate the eye and protect the ocular surface.

Dry eye is a chronic and progressive DISEASE that requires consistent and complete treatment with regular follow ups for monitoring and control. The disease is long-lasting and does not go away easily.

Dry Eye disease is associated with certain medications, contact lens wearers, post-lasik patients, post-cataract surgery, glaucoma, rosacea, allergies, autoimmune disorders such as sjogrens, lupus, thyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.

Dry eye disease is one of the main contributors for patients to discontinue contact lens wear.

Dry Eye Diagnostic and Treatment Solutions

Thomas Eye Center has invested in state-of-the-art instruments to provide the treatment you need to manage your dry eye disease and to provide relief for those annoying symptoms you may experience every day.

  • Accredited Tear Lab Center (testing tear quality)
  • Oculus 5M (corneal topography, tear analysis, meibography)
  • iLux (heat and expression of meibomian glands)
  • BlephEx (treats blepharitis)