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Symptoms of Dry Eye

  • Fluctuation in Vision
  • Redness
  • Burning Sensation
  • Itching
  • Heaviness
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Excessive tearing
  • Dryness Sensation
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Common Risk Factors

  • Extended hours on computer/phone/tablet
  • Contact lens wear
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Medications
  • Wind/Air conditioning/Fans while you sleep

Normal Tear film (3 layers)

1. Outer Layer- oily layer produced by secretions of the meibomian glands along your eyelids. It’s purpose is to reduce evaporation of tears.

2. Middle Layer- watery layer produced by the lacrimal gland. It’s purpose is to wash away foreign materials such as debris and allergens from the surface of your eye.

3. Inner Layer- mucous layer produced by conjunctival goblet cells. It’s purpose is to hold the tears on the cornea.

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Diagnostic Testing:

Tear Lab

The TearLab Osmolarity System measures the osmolarity or saltiness of human tears.


InflammaDry is a diagnostic tool to test your tears for the presence of inflammation.

Lipiscan Imaging

Photo assessment of your meibomian glands to help determine the right treatment plan.

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Lipiflow :

Thermal Pulsation Treatment

Treats a cause of dry eye, not just the symptoms! Applies heat and pressure to obstructed meibomian glands to decrease the risk of further atrophy and helps restore function for tear production.

A recent study found that 86% of patients with dry eye also had meibomian gland dysfunction or MGD.

If you have MGD, your eyelids are unable to produce the required quantity and quality of oils needed to sustain the outer layer of your tears which maintains healthy, lubricated eyes.


A device that causes your eyes to produce their own natural tears using tiny pulses of energy, called neurostimulation. Temporarily increases your natural tear production. This is a drug free, drop free dry eye treatment.

BlephEx :

Removes debris along the lid margin, the main cause of inflammatory lid disease, and improves the overall health of the eyelid.

Like a dental cleaning, this treatment may be repeated every 4-6 months.

May be recommended by your doctor prior to cataract or lasik surgery to reduce the risk of infection and help improve visual outcome.

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Restasis, Xiidra, Cequa

Medication eye drops may be prescribed to increase your natural tear production and help decrease inflammation in your tears.

Ocusoft Lid Scrub

Foaming cleanser which effectively removes oil, debris and allergens from the eyelids.

Quidel-Lid‘n Lash Pads

Lid cleansing wipes that remove ocular debris and eye makeup while hydrating the skin. Helps maintain healthy lids and lashes, improves the effectiveness of artificial tears and restores corneal health.

Quidel-Lid‘n Lash Plus Pads with Tea Tree Oil

Lid cleansing wipes that specifically target eyelid mites called Demodex, which are a common cause of blepharitis in older individuals. Helps maintain healthy lids and lashes, improves the effectiveness of artificial tears and restores corneal health.

Quidel I-Relief Mask

-Hot and Cold Therapy Eye Mask with ThermaBeadsTM for the relief of symptoms associated with Blepharitis, Dry Eye Disease, Meibomian Gland Disease (MGD), Styes and Chalazia, as well as Headaches, Sinus Pressure, Tension, Swelling and Puffiness. Reusable with a machine washable cover.

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Rock Island: 309-788-5524
Clinton: 563-219-8044
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