San Francisco Dry Eye Treatment
Dry eyes is a very common condition that occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. There are many reasons why your eyes may be dry. At Pacific Eye Associates, our physicians help patients identify the reason their eyes are dry and then provides a custom treatment plan that best suits their lifestyles. Drs. Danny Lin and Karen Oxford are board-certified ophthalmologist who are experts in treating dry eye disease and help many dry eye sufferers find relief.
What are the symptoms of dry eye?
- Red and Itchy eyes
- Burning sensation
- Aching sensation
- Heavy eyes
- Fatigued eyes
- Sore eyes
- Dryness sensation
- Blurred vision
- Light sensitivity
- The feeling of grittiness or a foreign object in your eye
Lastly, watery eyes can also be a symptom of dry eyes. Especially during winter, your eyes will over-stimulate tear production as a protective mechanism. But this tear production does not stay on the eye long enough to provide prior lubrication.
Dry Eye Tests
For some individuals, dry eyes syndrome is an easy condition to solve. Sometimes, over-the-counter eye drops and taking frequent breaks from your computer may significantly improve your eyes. But dry eye conditions can differ in severity, thus may be very painful and bothersome. Some dry eye conditions may need treatments such as punctual plugs or Lipiflow. At our office, we provide different tests to reveal the reasons for and causes of dry eyes. Only then, a doctor can customize the best dry eye treatment to keep your eyes comfortable and healthy.
Drs. Karen Oxford and Danny Lin are both world-renowned cornea doctors in San Francisco. They have been diagnosing and caring for dry eyes for 25 years plus now. Schedule an appointment with either of them to discuss dry eye treatments and prevention.