Advanced Treatment for Dry Eyes

At Specs Appeal we are committed to helping you find symptomatic relief to your dry eyes. We’ve invested in advanced procedures and dedicated ourselves to formulating individual treatment plans to ensure that each of our patients receive results.

Finding relief starts with understanding the cause of your dry eye disease. Dry Eye is more accurately called Ocular Surface Disease because there are many more contributors than just dryness.

Specialty Dry Eye Treatment Center Decatur GA

We are here to help break down your dry eye, identify the underlying cause(s) into simple and easy to understand terms and pair it with the targeted treatment(s) for your specific needs. Some diagnostic testing may include: Non-Invasive Tear Breakup time, Vital Dye staining, Interferometry, Meibography, Videography, and others.

Dry Eye Disease

Symptoms

  • Watery Eyes
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Gritty feeling
  • Constant changing vision
  • Feel the need to use artificial tears
  • None of the above
All these can all be symptoms of dry eye disease. However, surprisingly many people have dry eye disease without having any of these symptoms.
The most common symptom of dry eye disease is NOTHING.

What is Dry Eye Disease?

Dry eye disease, also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is a chronic and progressive disease affecting more than 100 million people worldwide.

Dry eye occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough tears, or when the tears evaporate off the surface of your eye too quickly. This can lead to an unstable tear film, resulting in inflammation and damage to the eye’s surface.

This inflammation decreases the eye’s ability to produce normal tears that protect the eye from irritation and keep it moisturized and lubricated.

The tear film is composed of three intermingling layers:
  • Oily Lipid Layer - Outermost layer prevents evaporation

  • Watery Layer - Middle layer moisturizes the eye

  • Mucous Layer - Inner layer allows adherence between the eye and the watery layer

The protective Outer Lipid Layer is essential for maintaining a healthy film on the eye. When the protective lipid layer of the tear film is lacking, often caused by a blockage or obstruction of the eyelids meibomian glands, the result can cause a variety of problems including fluctuating vision, burning, grittiness, and even excessive tearing.

What can help?

For occasional dry eye symptoms, using a good non-preserved artificial tear and some minor modifications to the environment may bring relief. According to the American Optometric Association here are a few steps you can take to reduce the symptoms of dry eyes:

What can help?

For occasional dry eye symptoms, using a good non-preserved artificial tear and some minor modifications to the environment may bring relief. According to the American Optometric Association here are a few steps you can take to reduce the symptoms of dry eyes:
  • Hydrate - be sure to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day
  • Humidify - increasing the indoor humidity, especially in dry climates can help
  • Reduce impact from sun and wind - if you spend time outdoors, using wraparound sunglasses can help protect your eyes
  • Blink - be sure to blink regularly when reading or using technology for long durations
If you are find artificial tears provide only limited relief, don't worry much more can be done. There are many advanced in-office dry eye treatments such as Optilight IPL, radiofrequency, TearCare that are highly effective and provide lasting results.
Schedule a Dry Eye Evaluation today
At Specs Appeal, we take control of your dry eyes disease by treating the root cause. We utilize a combination of therapies to provide lasting results. During a Dry Eye Evaluation our dry eye specialist, Dr. Nancy Truong will assess your dry eyes in detail to determine the root cause(s) of your dry eyes. From there, she can create a tailored treatment program of dry eye therapies that will be much more effective for you.
Providing Relief Is Our Mission
Whether mildly annoying or severely debilitating, we utilize combination therapy to provide long term solutions.

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