Your Eyes Deserve
Dealing with the symptoms of dry eyes can be frustrating and can cause you to struggle in performing daily activities that require the use of your vision. Experiencing itching, watering, and irritation is not pleasant, and you shouldn’t have to put up with that kind of discomfort.
The good news is that relief is available, and the friendly and professional team at Optical Illusions is here to help.
The first step in determining the best treatment for your dry eyes is diagnosing the underlying cause. There are various reasons that you may be experiencing dry eyes, but the effectiveness of your tears will always play a key factor: If your eyes are feeling dry or irritated, either you aren’t producing an adequate quantity of tears, or the tears you’re producing aren’t high enough quality.
Tears consist of 3 main components: water, mucous, and oils. If any one of these 3 components is not present in the necessary amounts or in a high enough quality, it can lead to dry eye syndrome.
Some causes of dry eyes include:
- Persistent allergies
- Meibomian gland dysfunction
- A dry climate
- Medication usage
Expert Dry Eye Treatment
Your Personalized Solution
Optical Illusions proudly offers a variety of dry eye treatments and therapies to best suit your needs. Through the use of cutting-edge technology like the TearCare® System, we can treat your specific issues related to dry and irritated eyes.
When it comes to treating dry eye syndrome there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution, and our team will work with you to find the treatment option that works best for you.
Some of our treatments include:
Artificial Tears & Medicated Eye Drops
Artificial tears are a special type of eye drop that can provide the moisture and lubrication that your eyes may be lacking.
Medicated eye drops are a different kind of eye drop compared to artificial tears in that they are medicated specifically to stimulate tear production.
Oasis Punctal Plugs
Our team is specially trained in inserting special devices, known as punctal plugs, into the duct openings of your eyes. These plugs are designed to help manage how quickly your tears drain, allowing your tears to stay on your eyes longer. This process ensures that your eyes stay hydrated and comfortable.
This procedure can be done in our office and only takes a few minutes to complete.
Optase Hyaluronic Acid-Based Dry Eye Products
We are proud to feature a range of Optase dry eye products. These special eye drops are designed with hyaluronic acid—a chemical that binds to and retains any water it contacts, even your tears! By holding on to the moisture provided by these products, your eyes can start experiencing the comfort that they deserve.
Heating Masks & Lid Wipes
One of the most common problems we treat in dry eye therapy is meibomian gland dysfunction. This condition can lead to blockages in the glands of your eyelids, which are responsible for producing the oils that prevent your tears from evaporating.
Heating masks and lid wipe treatments can help eliminate these blockages to help allow a healthy flow of oils to your tear film. We offer these treatments in-office or as products you can take home for your own personal use!
Zocular Eyelid System Treatment
Zocular Eye System Treatment (ZEST) is an in-office lid cleaning treatment that deeply cleans the margins of your eyelids. This procedure is a noninvasive, comfortable treatment that will help improve the flow of oils from your meibomian glands, directly targeting issues related to meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis.
Certain dietary supplements rich in omega-3s can help manage dry eye symptoms. These supplements can improve oil production from your meibomian glands while simultaneously decreasing inflammation around your eyes.
Find a Solution Today
If you are interested in dry eye therapy, contact us today for friendly care and an experience that will put your eyes at ease.
Dry Eye Questionnaire
Are you unsure if you’re suffering from dry eye? Our questionnaire can help you find the answer!
- 194 Hillsdale Shopping Center
- San Mateo, CA 94403
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
- 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, Suite #1104
- San Ramon, CA 94583
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With this technology, we can provide truly personalized and comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages.
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