Greenwich Eye Care Location

(203) 698-5049

Pro Eye Care Location

(203) 202-0202

Dry Eye

Our Team of doctors is committed to expertly diagnosing and treating dry eye disease, a prevalent condition affecting many. We're proud that our technology is FDA-approved, ensuring top-notch care for your eyes. Dry eye, a common issue, can range from minor discomfort to severe symptoms impacting overall vision and eye health. Dr. Lazar, a renowned educator and lecturer, travels across the USA, sharing valuable insights about dry eye management. At our clinic in Greenwich and Darien, our dedicated doctors will personalize eye care solutions to your unique needs. Discover how we can help alleviate your dry eye symptoms and improve your eye health.


Dry Eye Symptoms

Experiencing Dry Eye? Recognize the Symptoms:

  • Burning Sensation in Eyes
  • Stinging Eye Discomfort
  • Persistent Itchy Eyes
  • Increased Light Sensitivity
  • Redness in Eyes
  • Difficulty with Contact Lenses
  • Challenges in Nighttime Driving
  • Blurred Vision Issues
  • Fatigue in Eyes

Often, those with dry eyes may find their eyes excessively watery, counteracting the dryness. Dependence on eye drops can increase, and wearing contacts may become increasingly difficult. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms or other eye discomforts, it's crucial to seek professional eye care. Schedule your eye exam at our clinic for a comprehensive dry eye assessment and discover effective treatment options.

Dry Eye Causes

Understanding the Causes of Dry Eye: Key Factors and Treatment Approaches
Dry eye syndrome results from various factors, ranging from biological to environmental influences. Identifying the root causes is essential for effective treatment. Common causes include:

  • Gland Inflammation Affecting Eye Health
  • Hormonal Changes Impacting Eye Comfort
  • Allergic Reactions Leading to Eye Irritation
  • Autoimmune Disorders and Eye Dryness
  • Reduced Tear Production and Eye Hydration
  • Effects of Arid Climates on Eye Moisture
  • Post-Laser Eye Surgery Complications
  • Dry Eyes from Prolonged Contact Lens Wear
  • Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome

By pinpointing the specific cause of your dry eye condition, we can tailor a treatment plan to address your unique eye care needs. Understanding the underlying cause is a critical step in selecting the most effective dry eye treatment.

At our clinic, we recognize the uniqueness of each individual, along with their distinct lifestyles and needs. That's why we offer personalized treatment plans for every patient, ensuring a tailored approach to eye care. We understand the demands of a busy life and the challenge of using eye drops multiple times a day. To address this, we provide innovative, dropless therapies specifically designed to fit your schedule and eye care requirements. Our expertise extends beyond treating dry eye; we also address related signs of aging around the eyes and enhance the quality of your blinking for more effective dry eye management. Trust us to cater to your specific eye health needs with our specialized treatments.

Dry Eye Treatments


OptiLight is an FDA-approved cutting-edge treatment for dry eye. This technology uses a combination of light therapy and heat to reduce inflammation and stimulate the production of natural tears, providing relief from dry eye symptoms such as redness, itching, and discomfort. Optilight offers patients a non-invasive and painless treatment option that can provide significant relief from dry eye symptoms. It’s great for patients with Ocular Rosacea, Watery Eyes, and meibomian Gland Loss.


OptiPlus utilizes innovative, FDA-cleared dual-frequency Radio Frequency (RF) technology, operating at 1MHz and 4MHz frequencies, to treat dry eye disease. This technology effectively targets different skin layers around the eyes, enhancing blood circulation and collagen production. It is specifically designed to treat the meibomian glands and the evaporative type of dry eye. OptiPlus improves gland function while also tightening the skin around the eyelids. Its effectiveness and safety have been validated by clinical studies, making it a viable option for those seeking non-invasive treatment to rejuvenate and maintain the health of their eye area.


The TearCare® System is an innovative treatment for evaporative dry eye disease that utilizes localized heat therapy to improve tear quality and quantity. Designed with a natural blink design, this system offers a custom open-eye experience for patients. Using a smart in-office heating device. TearCare is designed to target the meibomian glands, which are responsible for producing the oil that makes up the outer layer of the tear film. The treatment is non-invasive, painless, and typically takes only 15-20 minutes to complete. TearCare® technology is an ideal treatment option for patients of all ages, including pregnant women. It is particularly useful for patients undergoing Accutane treatment, as it can help to prevent dry eye disease.

Low-level light therapy (LLLT)

Low-level light therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation is a technology that is becoming increasingly popular for the treatment of dry eye, as it can reduce pain and inflammation and promote tissue regeneration. Photobiomodulation utilizes various forms of light, including LEDs of different wavelengths, such as red, near-infrared, blue, and sometimes yellow, to elicit beneficial therapeutic outcomes. During LLLT, the initial photon absorption occurs in the mitochondria, which can modulate immune system responses and reduce inflammation. LLLT is currently used to treat various eye conditions, such as MGD, blepharitis, chalazia, and hordeola, with lower power than Optilight.
Although LLLT is an Off-Lable treatment for dry eye, however, studies are very promising and have shown significant improvements in dry eye symptoms and noninvasive tear breakup time. At Pro Eye Care, we often combine Optilight, LLLT, and Gland expression treatments, with great results and positive patient feedback. LLLT is a great treatment for all ages and skin tones.


Is a medical microblepharoexfoliation device it is a painless in-office procedure to help alleviate or reduce signs and symptoms of blepharitis. This treatment removes excess bacteria and toxins that cause inflammation and disease along the lash margins. BlephEx, typically lasting 8 to 10 minutes, effectively removes scurf and debris while exfoliating the eyelids. BlephX is a great and safe treatment for all ages.

Zest (eyelid cleaning)

Zest is another form of microblepharoexfoliation that is safe and effective. Zest is a same-day procedure that requires no downtime; it can easily fit into a busy schedule without any hassle. This medical treatment is designed to remove biofilm, debris, and mites around your eyelashes, leaving you with healthier and more vibrant-looking eyes. Zest, is a great and safe treatment for all ages.

Visit Our Optometrist for Dry Eye Care in Greenwich or Darien

Have you been struggling with dry eyes? Our optometrist helps patients in and around Greenwich find effective relief from this condition. Whether you need a routine exam or personalized care for your dry eyes, our team at Greenwich Eye Care is here for you. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment or to learn more about the optometry services we offer.

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