Dry Eye Services

Let us help your eyes feel better!

Dry Eye Disease is inflammation driven responses to a variety of triggers, which may not be adequately managed with a patient’s ongoing maintenance therapy, such as artificial tears and daily chronic prescription therapies.

Dr. Rustagi and his Associates can relieve your discomfort, help you manage (and even eliminate) the potentially disabling vision symptoms of dry eye.

Common symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome:

Person rubbing their dry eyes
  • Dry sensation
  • Scratchy, gritty sensation in your eyes
  • Burning or stinging
  • Itching
  • Fluctuating or blurry vision
  • Excess tearing (watery eyes)
  • Irritation from wind or smoke
  • Redness
  • Tired eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Contact lens solution sensitivity
  • Lid infections/sties
  • Eyelids stuck together at awakening

Dry eyes are caused by a variety of reasons that disrupt the healthy tear film. Dry eye can occur when you’re unable to produce enough water (aqueous fluid). Dry Eye Disease can dramatically impact the quality and comfort of your life. Over the counter treatments are available however, they are often NOT effective!

People who have Dry Eye Syndrome may experience these complications:

  • Eye Infections. Your tears protect the surface of your eyes from infection. Without adequate tears, you may have an increased risk of infection.
  • Damage to the surface of your eyes. If left untreated, severe dry eyes can lead to eye inflammation, abrasion of the corneal surface, corneal ulcers and vision loss.
  • Decreased quality of life. Dry eyes can make it difficult to perform everyday activities, such as reading.

We’re proud to offer some of the most innovative treatments on the market, while still relying on the tried and true methods that have been around for years.

At Eye Care and Wear, we offer traditional medical avenues to treat dry eye disease but we know that every patient is unique and different. This is why it’s important for us to think outside of the box when it comes to dry eyes.

Xiidra and RESTASIS are eye drop solutions we’re excited to offer our patients. These drops help relieve symptoms by reducing inflammation. They also support the eye in producing natural and strong tears, lessening the effects of dry eye in the future.

Amniotic membranes are one of our more innovative solutions for treating dry eyes. The membranes are made of stem cell tissues that have healing and regenerative materials.

Amniotic membranes are typically used for severe cases of dry eye and can relieve symptoms of light sensitivity, foreign body sensation, and severe dryness. Please contact us to learn more about amniotic membranes.

Punctal plugs are tiny plugs that are inserted into a patient’s tear ducts. They are placed in the puncta — the area where tears escape from the eye.

These plugs stop fluids from leaking and keep the eye lubricated. This helps limit irritation caused by dry eye disease. Punctal plugs can be both temporary and semi-permanent.

Patient preparation for the day of appointment:

  • Do not use any drops, facial creams, makeup or sunscreen.
  • Do not wear contact lenses.
  • Do not use any eye ointments or swim for 24 hours prior to the appointment.
  • You will not require a driver as your vision will not be affected after the evaluation/testing.