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Dry Eye

Dry Eye

Get relief from red, itchy eyes with Sierra Eye Medical Group in Visalia. Our comprehensive dry eye management services can be personalized to your needs. From medication to advanced procedures like LipiFlow, we offer effective relief so you can enjoy the outdoors comfortably. Schedule a consultation today and experience the difference with Sierra Eye Medical Group.

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Overview of Dry Eye

Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or when the quality of your tears is poor. This can result in symptoms such as redness, itching, burning, and discomfort. Living in Southern California, where the climate is often dry and sunny, can exacerbate dry eye symptoms, especially for those who spend a lot of time outdoors.

Symptoms of Dry Eye:

Recognizing the symptoms of dry eye is essential for seeking timely management. Symptoms may include:

  • Red, itchy eyes
  • Burning or stinging sensation
  • Excessive tearing
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision
  • Feeling like something is in your eye

Dry Eye Treatment at Sierra Eye Medical Group

At Sierra Eye Group, we offer comprehensive management options to provide relief from dry eye symptoms and improve your overall eye health. 

Our approach includes:

Prescription medications may be recommended to reduce inflammation and promote tear production. These medications can help alleviate symptoms and improve eye comfort.

Lubricating eye drops, also known as artificial tears, can provide immediate relief from dry eye symptoms by moistening and soothing the eyes. These drops can be used as needed throughout the day to keep your eyes comfortable and hydrated.

LipiFlow is an innovative procedure designed to address evaporative dry eye, which occurs when the meibomian glands in the eyelids become blocked or dysfunctional. During the LipiFlow procedure, thermal pulsation technology is used to apply gentle heat and pressure to the eyelids, clearing blockages and restoring normal gland function. This helps improve the quality of the tear film and alleviate symptoms of dry eye, including redness and itching.

Overview of LipiFlow at Sierra Eye Medical Group:

At Sierra Eye Medical Group, we offer a cutting-edge solution for evaporative dry eye syndrome through LipiFlow treatment. This innovative procedure, performed by our skilled dry eye specialists, targets blockages within the meibomian glands, crucial for maintaining tear film stability. Using our advanced LipiFlow device, gentle heat and pressure are applied to the eyelids, effectively clearing gland obstructions and restoring the natural flow of oils to the tear film. By addressing the root cause of dry eye symptoms, LipiFlow offers enduring relief, promoting clear vision and improved ocular health for our patients.

Common Questions About LipiFlow

LipiFlow treatment at Sierra Eye Medical Group involves the skilled application of gentle heat and pressure to the eyelids by our experienced dry eye specialists, targeting gland blockages to enhance tear film stability.

Our patients typically experience minimal discomfort during the LipiFlow procedure, thanks to the expertise of our dry eye specialists. We prioritize patient comfort and utilize anesthetic drops as needed.

The LipiFlow treatment administered by our specialists typically lasts approximately 12 minutes per eye, ensuring efficient and effective management of dry eye symptoms.

While individual responses may vary, many of our patients experience noticeable relief from dry eye symptoms within a few weeks following the procedure, with optimal benefits realized over subsequent weeks under the guidance of our specialists.

At Sierra Eye Medical Group, we aim to provide long-lasting relief from dry eye symptoms through LipiFlow treatment. While results may vary, many patients enjoy sustained improvement for up to 12 to 24 months, with ongoing monitoring and potential follow-up treatments as advised by our specialists to optimize outcomes.

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Don’t let dry eye symptoms interfere with your daily life. Schedule a consultation with Sierra Eye Group today to discuss your symptoms and explore personalized management options tailored to your needs.


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Sierra Eye Group

2830 W. Main St.
Visalia, CA 93291

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