Dry Eye Clinic

Southern Eye Group prides itself on being at the forefront of eye treatment. Our offices in Mobile, Foley, Fairhope, AL, Pensacola, FL, and Biloxi, MS are home to some of the areas’ leading eye doctors and vision specialists. Given the impact that Dry Eye Syndrome has on the population, Southern Eye Group has innovated our practice further by creating the Dry Eye Clinic, a distinct offering from our care facility that specializes in Dry Eye Syndrome treatment and management.

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Tears play an essential role in the health of your eyes. The various components of tears keep away and wash out dust, debris, and foreign objects. Additionally, tears neutralize any microorganisms that attempt to attack the eye’s surface. As a result, when things go wrong with tear production, many problems can ensue. If you are experiencing a tear deficiency or an overflow of tears that causes dry eyes then you likely suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome—a condition that results in various kinds of eye discomfort and puts your eyes at risk for injury and infection.

Dry Eye Syndrome Symptoms

If you have Dry Eye Syndrome you may experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Burning or stinging
  • Scratchy eyes
  • Decreased tolerance to contact lens
  • Itching eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sandy or gritty feeling
  • Tired eyes

Dry Eye Treatment & Management

There are many ways to treat Dry Eye Syndrome and neutralize the discomfort the condition may be causing on your life. Southern Eye Group has created the Dry Eye Clinic to specifically treat patients with this condition through new, advanced diagnostic technologies and devices. For example, although every case of Dry Eye is unique, possibly one of the first treatment options is Drop Therapy, which utilizes specially formulated artificial tears to alleviate dryness and irritation. Our eye specialists can also use Tear Lab diagnostic technology to diagnose your Dry Eye Disease. Tear Lab is a quantitative point of care diagnostic test that provides precise and predictive information in helping the Tear Lab Osmolarity System take a sample of your eye and measure the osmolarity salt content of your tears. This test provides an objective of tear layer composition, which helps your eye doctor determine how severe your Dry Eye is, and thus provide the best treatment recommendations. Additionally, Southern Eye Group has a Dry Eye Kit, custom-made for our office to manage your symptoms.

These are just a few examples of how our Dry Eye Clinic can help patients experiencing the frustrating symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome. Not all patients will receive the same prescribed treatment at our clinic. After carefully diagnosing the severity of your condition, your Dry Eye specialists (Dr. Kidd or Dr. McDaniel) will create and discuss treatment options customized to your needs and lifestyle.

Schedule Your Consultation

Fill out our Dry Eye Clinic evaluation form today if you believe you need help treating and managing Dry Eye Syndrome. This form will go straight to our practice and will allow our eye specialists to determine how we can be of most help to you. You may also contact us directly at our Mobile, Foley, Fairhope, AL, Pensacola, FL, or Biloxi, MS if you have any questions!