Dry Eye

What is dry eye?

Our vision and eye health is dependent on our tear film which is comprised of a mucin layer, a water layer, and an oil layer. Some of us do not make enough aqueous tears for the water layer and many of us do not make enough lipid tears for the oil layer of the tear film which results in dry eye disease.

​​​​​​​What causes dry eye?

Factors that cause the progression of dry eye disease include computer/digital device use, diet, age, contact lens wear, eyelid hygiene, tobacco use, vaping, and many others.

​​​​​​​Common Symptoms

Almost every adult has experienced symptoms of dry eyes. However, not everyone experiences discomfort.

  • Blurred Vision

  • Watery Eyes

  • Stinging

  • Burning


Lipiflow is to treat dry eyes by opening and clearing the blocked glands. This allows the body to resume normal oil production.

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Blepharitis is caused by the abnormal growth of bacteria along the lid and base of the eyelashes. It can happen at any age! Common causes are contact lens wearers, people that work at the computer often, and make-up users. Symptoms include itchy, dry eyes and irritation. We can take a picture at our office of your oil glands to see if you are a good candidate for this treatment. Click above to watch how this treatment is done! And call our office if you have any more questions or to schedule your appointment.

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dry eye

Lake Lanier is proud to offer OCuSOFT® Thermal 1-Touch™ - a localized heat therapy providing safe and effective therapy for dry eyes. This device applies heat and gentle pressure to the eyelids releasing lipids from the Meibomian glands. There is no pain, no downtime, and no side effects.