Dry Eye Therapy in Paragould

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Find Lasting Relief from Dry Eyes at Harris Eye Clinic

Dry eye is a condition that can make life difficult for many people. At Harris Eye Clinic, we understand the frustration and discomfort dry eyes can cause, and we offer a comprehensive range of dry eye treatments to help you achieve lasting relief.

With innovative treatment methods like OptiLIGHT by Lumenis, we’re in your corner against dry eye. We begin dry eye care with a comprehensive eye exam, and then we develop your personalized treatment plan based on your personal eye health.

Don’t let dry eyes slow you down—contact us to schedule your appointment today.

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Helping You Understand Dry Eye

Dry eye often occurs when you don’t have enough tears or your tears evaporate too quickly. Your tear film has 3 layers. If the glands that produce different parts of your tears aren’t functioning properly or become inflamed, your eyes can become dry.

Conditions like meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) can also cause dry eyes. Finding the cause of your symptoms is important for determining the right treatment.

Common Signs & Symptoms of Dry Eye

Common symptoms of dry eye syndrome can include: 

  • A stinging or gritty feeling in the eye
  • Scratchy and uncomfortable eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • A burning feeling or the feeling of something foreign in the eye
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses

When you’re dealing with these symptoms, we can provide a comprehensive eye exam and get started on your personalized treatment plan.

MGD & Dry Eye

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a chronic and progressive condition affecting the function of the tiny meibomian glands that line your eyelids. These glands produce your tear film’s oily layer, which is essential for stopping your tears from evaporating too quickly. 

MGD symptoms can include:

  • Watery eyes
  • Fluctuating or blurry vision
  • Discomfort wearing contact lenses or eye makeup

We offer treatments like IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy that can address MGD by gently stimulating your meibomian glands, helping release the oils your eyes need.

Our Dry Eye Diagnostics

We take a personalized approach to dry eye treatment, tailoring our recommendations to your unique needs and the underlying cause of your symptoms. It all starts with the diagnostic stage, and some of the diagnostic tests we offer include: 

  • Antares Meibography: This modern diagnostic technique captures detailed images of your meibomian glands that help us assess your eye health.
  • Dyes and staining: We can use special dyes that highlight dry spots on your cornea, helping us assess the severity of dry eye progression.
  • Automated and Subjective Tear Breakup Time (TBUT) Testing: This test measures your tear film breakup time, indicating how long your tears stay on your eyes before evaporating.
  • Schirmer’s Test: This test measures tear production by assessing the moisture content of a small strip of paper gently placed under your lower eyelid.

Our Dry Eye Treatments

It’s important to remember that dry eye can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or race. However, certain factors can increase your risk of developing this condition, including:

We keep all these factors in mind, and following the diagnostic stage, our team will dive into your treatment options. We offer a variety of treatments, but our doctors will discuss each option with you to find one that suits your needs.

OptiLIGHT by Lumenis

OptiLIGHT by Lumenis is a light-based, noninvasive treatment done in the area below the eyes to manage dry eye. The first and only IPL FDA-approved for dry eye management.

The treatment is safe, gentle, and is backed by more than 20 clinical studies.

OptiLIGHT uses precise pulses of light to reduce the inflammation that is typically associated with dry eye disease, improve tear breakup time, and increase meibomian gland functionality.

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Punctal plugs are tiny inserts that gently block the drainage holes in your eyes, allowing tears to remain on the surface of your eyes for longer. Our team will work with you to determine whether punctal plugs are the right treatment option for you.

Meibomian gland expression is a manual technique that helps clear blocked meibomian glands, improving the flow of oil into your tears.

During meibomian gland expression, our doctors will use a specialized tool or a paddle to apply gentle pressure along the eyelid margins. This pressure helps clear any blockages within the glands and can provide relief from dry eyes caused by MGD.

In some cases, we may recommend:

    • Photofacial treatments: Intense pulsed light therapy may be used to reduce inflammation and improve tear quality.

    • Ellman: This surgical procedure is rarely needed but can permanently open blocked tear ducts.

Prioritizing Your Eye Health

Don’t let dry eyes impact your quality of life. Contact Harris Eye Clinic today to schedule a consultation and discuss the right dry eye treatment options for you. 

We are committed to helping you achieve lasting relief and enjoy comfortable, healthy vision.

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Visit Us Today

You can find us on the corner of Linwood Drive and West Mueller. There’s plenty of parking available around the building.

Our Address

  • 901 Linwood Dr.
  • Paragould, AR 72450

Contact Information

Our Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Why Choose Us?

Our team believes your vision is a precious gift, and we offer modern services to support your eyes. When you visit us, you can expect:

Warm and welcoming care:

Our experienced doctors and staff treat you and your family with consideration and respect.

Medical expertise:

Our skilled team leverages their in-depth knowledge and experience to deliver outstanding service.

Modern technology:

We use modern diagnostic technology and eye care advancements to identify and treat eye conditions, prioritizing your health and well-being.

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