The Eye Associates is proud to announce that they have been recently certified by TearLab as an “Accredited Dry Eye Center”. The doctors at The Eye Associates have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease, and being certified demonstrates their expertise and dedication to providing the highest quality of dry eye care using advanced ophthalmic diagnostic techniques and treatments.
One of the most common clinical challenges faced in eyecare is dry eye syndrome. Characterized by irritated, scratchy, itchy eyes, dry eye occurs when eyes are not properly lubricated because of insufficient tear production, or unbalanced tear composition. Thanks to new technology, dry eye can now be treated in ways never before available. The latest diagnostic tool is called The TearLab Osmolarity System, which measures tear osmolarity by taking a small sample of the patient’s tears to see how “dry” they really are. Treatment is then prescribed based on the measurements from the TearLab. Treatments range from Omega 3 supplements, tear replacement drops, punctal plugs, anti- inflammatory drops, oral antibiotics and prescription strength artificial tears. “This analysis of a patient’s tear fluids has set a new ‘standard of care’ for those who suffer from Dry Eye Disease,” commented Dry Eye Specialist, Dr. Richard Hector. “We are so pleased to be a certified Dry Eye Center and have this test available to our patients of The Eye Associates.”
The Eye Associates has six convenient locations. Nine board certified ophthalmologists currently cover the specialties of Cataracts, Cornea, Glaucoma, Retina, Refractive Surgery and Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery. Six board certified optometrists provide routine eyecare, eyeglasses, and contact lenses. The multi-specialty practice also has a board certified Dermatologist and a board certified Hearing Instrument Specialist. As a public service, The Eye Associates offers FREE vision and glaucoma screenings for community organizations. Visit www.TheEyeAssociates.com or call 1-866-865-2020 for more information.