A common struggle that many people face as they continue to age has to do with Dry Eyes. Dry Eye Evaluations at Up North Eye Care include comprehensive testing that specifically assesses the form and function of your eyes. Once the doctors have objective information on how your eye is functioning combined with information you provide, the doctors can sit down with you and talk through some of the newest options available to treat dry eyes that we have on site in Pillager!
High resolution images are taken of the oil-producing glands (meibomian glands) in your eyes. An analysis of your tears are done using cutting edge technology that gives the doctors immediate feedback on the quality of your tears so that medical decisions can be made on the best treatment options. Additional lab testing is done with each patient to receive objective data on the amount of inflammation present in the eye lids which can prevent your eyes from lubricating the surface of the eye as they should. In addition to the in-depth testing that is done, the doctor will sit down with you and explain different treatment options which include at-home treatments as well as more Advanced Dry Eye Treatments.
Many patients don't realize that WATERY EYES are actually a common sign for Dry Eyes. This is because the quality of the tears may be poor. Having poor quality of tears means that there is not enough oil in your tears. This means your tears will evaporate more quickly on the surface of the eye which will cause the body to naturally produces more tears than normal in order to lubricate the ocular surface and allow your vision to function correctly. Our doctors at Up North Eye Care have specialized testing and treatment options that can be used to provide long term relief to your daily struggle. Call us to schedule your Dry Eye Evaluation. We are here for you!