Dry Eye Therapy in Lincoln

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Relief From Dry, Irritated Eyes is Within Reach

Dry eye is an incredibly uncomfortable condition that affects an estimated 16 million Americans. Dry eye occurs when the eyes do not produce enough good quality tears to keep the eyes continuously moist.

Good quality tears are made of 3 layers — an oil layer, water layer, and mucin layer. All 3 layers work together to keep the eye’s surface smooth and clear.

The oil layer comes from oil secreted by the meibomian glands. These oils stop the tears from evaporating too quickly. Dysfunction of the meibomian glands is the number one cause of dry eye.

The water layer cleans the eye and washes away any particles that may irritate the eye, such as dust or sand. The lacrimal glands in the eyelids produce the water layer.

The mucin layer spreads the water layer across the eye’s surface and is produced by goblet cells in the conjunctiva and cornea. Without mucin, tears would not stick to the eye.

If you’re experiencing dry eye, you may have a variety of symptoms that do not go away on their own.

  • Itchy or stinging eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Red, irritated eyes
  • Overly watery eyes
  • A scratchy, gritty feeling or the feeling of something stuck in your eye

Additionally, if contact lens wear becomes uncomfortable or painful, please give us a call.

Treatment of Dry Eye

We use several treatment methods to provide much-needed relief from dry eye symptoms.

MiBoFlo is a medical system that uses heat applied to the external surface of the eye to treat dry eye. The heat is applied at a consistent temperature to liquefy and dissolve any obstructions in the meibomian glands. This is quite a pleasant experience — patients have been known to describe it as “relaxing” and even “spa-like”.

MiBoFlo can help to promote the proper working function of the glands, producing good quality tears.

PRN De3 Dry Eye Omega Benefits are special, highly concentrated omega-3 supplements designed specifically for the treatment of dry eye that can be taken orally to help the eyes produce a healthy tear film. Omega-3 has been shown to improve symptoms of dry eye by providing the body with a natural oil it cannot produce itself.

HyClear is a daily eyelid treatment that helps clear the meibomian gland openings and helps kill bacteria that are commonly found in oil deficient dry eye. The medication contains hypochlorous acid, a naturally occurring agent produced by white blood cells. HyClear is applied as a spray directly to the eyelids, twice daily.

We prescribe and use Xiidra, Restasis, and Systane Complete, and several other eye drops to help you manage your dry eye symptoms.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of dry eye, please book an appointment so we can thoroughly evaluate your situation.

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Visit Our Office

You can find us at 5630 S 84th St #120. We are at the Northeast corner of 84th & Old Cheney in the North most building, across the intersection diagonally from Lincoln Christian Schools.

Our Address

5630 S 84th St #120
Lincoln, NE 68516

Contact Information

Phone: 402-488-2211
[email protected]

Hours of Operation

Monday
8 AM5 AM
Tuesday
10 AM7 PM
Wednesday
10 AM5 PM
Thursday
10 AM7 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
CLOSED
Sunday
CLOSED

Our Services

Eye Exams
Eye Exams

Getting your eyes examined at least once a year can help to detect the early stages of eye disease and offer ways to manage symptoms. Safeguarding your ocular health can improve the longevity of your clear vision.

Neurolenses
Neurolenses

Neurolenses are prescription eyeglass lenses that can help relieve the eye strain, headaches, and neck/shoulder pain that many people experience as a result of digital device use. Neurolenses work by adding a contoured prism to the lenses, helping to align the eyes.

Contact Lenses
Contact Lenses

Contacts are suitable for most individuals and can treat some corneal irregularities. We can help you find the contact lenses that work best for you, even if you’ve had some trouble in the past.

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management
Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

We can help identify early signs of eye disease and provide a treatment plan that works best for you. We can effectively treat and manage conditions like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts.

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