Symptoms of dry eye affect millions of people, across all ages and work settings. Symptoms can include:

  • Blurry, fluctuating vision
  • Eye pain
  • Scratchy eyes
  • Eye watering

There are many causes of dry eye, and identifying the root cause is essential to successful treatment outcomes.  The most common type of dry eye is caused by a condition called meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), which affects the tear layer quality.  Meibomian glands produce oils that protect the tear layer from evaporation.

Treatments for MGD include:

  • Nutritional supplements, like Omega-3s
  • Eyelid cleansers and topical prescriptions
  • Heat and lid massage techniques