Dry Eye Therapy in Petaluma

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Providing Solutions for Your Dry Eyes

If you’re experiencing eye fatigue, watery eyes, eye irritation, or blurry vision, you may have dry eye, a condition that affects many people. At Bright Eyes Optometry, we provide comprehensive dry eye assessments to determine the root cause of your symptoms.

Our team considers various factors, such as tear production and quality, environmental factors, and screen time, to develop a personalized treatment plan to manage your dry eyes.

We use innovative treatments like OptiLight by Lumenis to provide relief and comfort. If you’re struggling with dry eye, don’t hesitate to visit us today and discover how we can help.

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Understanding Dry Eye

Tear production plays an important role in preventing dry eye. Dry eye can be triggered when something goes wrong with your tear production or the glands that create tears become inflamed. 

Your tears are made of 3 layers:

  • The oily outer layer
  • The watery middle layer
  • The inner mucus layer

We can examine your eyes and find a treatment to address the cause of your symptoms during your dry eye assessment.

MGD & Dry Eye

Inflammation of the glands that line your eyelids can lead to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). MGD can reduce oil production in your tears, causing the watery layer to evaporate and leading to dryness. 

When MGD occurs, the oils that your meibomian glands produce can thicken and clog the glands, resulting in inflammation, eyelid irritation, and dry eye symptoms such as watery eyes, eye irritation, and a scratchy sensation. 

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek treatment. Our experienced team can help you manage MGD effectively.

Your Dry Eye Evaluation

The Medmont topographer can be used for dry eye evaluations and meibomian gland scans. 

When performing a dry eye evaluation, the Medmont topographer generates a detailed map of the surface of the eye, allowing us to identify areas of damage or inflammation that may be contributing to your symptoms. The topographer can also measure tear film quality and quantity, helping us determine the best course of treatment for your particular case.

In addition to dry eye evaluations, the Medmont topographer is capable of taking scans of the meibomian glands.

Who Can Get Dry Eye?

Dry eye disease can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or race. However, certain factors can increase the risk of developing this condition, including:

  • Spending a lot of time using digital screens
  • Wearing contact lenses without proper care
  • Using eye makeup daily

That said, environmental factors also play a role in the development of dry eye disease. Individuals living in dry and windy places are more likely to experience dryness and eye irritation due to environmental conditions.

OptiLight By Lumenis for Dry Eye Treatment

OptiLight by Lumenis is a light-based, noninvasive treatment done in the area below the eyes to manage dry eye. The first and only IPL FDA-approved for dry eye management.

The treatment is safe, gentle, and is backed by more than 20 clinical studies.

OptiLight uses precise pulses of light to reduce the inflammation that is typically associated with dry eye disease, improve tear break-up time, and increase meibomian gland functionality.

Your Destination for Dry Eye Relief

If you experience chronic dry eye, you understand how it can interfere with your everyday life. Our team at Bright Eyes Optometry wants to help you find relief through comprehensive dry eye evaluations and innovative treatment methods such as OptiLight by Lumenis. 

Don’t let dry eyes throw a wrench in your productivity—schedule your appointment today.

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Come Visit Us

You can find us on Petaluma Blvd N, just a couple of doors down from the Della Fattoria Downtown Cafe. Our team looks forward to welcoming you.

Our Address

  • 157 Petaluma Blvd N
  • Petaluma, CA 94952

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
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