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Dry Eye

A Painful and Common Condition

One of the most common eye conditions treated by physicians, Dry Eye is an irritating and sometimes painful condition in which the eye fails to properly produce enough good quality tears. Your eyes may feel irritated—gritty, burning, stinging, or itchy. Other symptoms include eye fatigue, especially when reading or working on your computer as well as fluctuating vision. If left untreated, it can lead to ulcers, scars on the cornea, and even impairment of vision.

Common Questions About Dry Eye

Who is at risk for dry eye?

People who suffer from dry eye often include those who:

  • Wear contact lenses, especially for prolonged periods of time
  • Are taking medications such as antihistamines or birth control pills
  • Are over 50, especially women going through menopause
  • Have specific diseases such as Sjogren’s Syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, and other collagen vascular diseases
  • Have eyelids that don’t close properly due to structural abnormalities
  • Live in dry climates

What can be done for my dry eyes at NVision?

In addition to the use of very sophisticated diagnostic tests such as Lipiview, tear osmolarity, HD Analyzer for tear film stability testing, MMP levels, we use specialized artificial tears and a variety of other treatments such as Lipiflow, BlephEx, punctal occlusion, amniotic membrane placement, Regener-Eyes, Serum Tears, Warm Compresses, as well as many other new procedures and specialized eye drops and treatments. Please make an appointment with one of our doctors who specialize in dry eye therapy.

Why Choose NVISION for Eye Care Needs?

Our Experience

Our board-certified surgeons are the most experienced, educated and caring professionals in the eye care industry. Our surgeons have performed over 2,500,000 procedures. More eye doctors have had their surgery performed by an NVISION surgeon than any other provider of eye care.

Patient Care

Every NVISION patient is different, and therefore, we strive to personalize their treatment based on their unique needs. We treat every patient with care, compassion, empathy and professionalism with a promise to deliver the best-in-class patient care.


We utilize only the most advanced laser and diagnostic equipment available to ensure we can deliver the best outcomes for our patients.

Unparalleled Commitment

Exceptional outcomes. The gold standard in patient care. The #1 Choice of Eye Doctors®. The Vision For Life promise. That’s what makes the NVISION® experience like no other.

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