Dry Eye Therapy in San Mateo, San Jose, & San Ramon

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Your Eyes Deserve
True Comfort

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.

What Causes
Dry Eyes?

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:

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.

Omega-3 Supplements

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!

Our Locations

San Mateo

We’re located in the prestigious Hillsdale Shopping Center next to Nordstrom and offer services in Turkish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Spanish, and English.

  • 194 Hillsdale Shopping Center
  • San Mateo, CA 94403

San Jose


  • 377 Santana Row, Suite #1115
  • San Jose, CA 95128

San Ramon


  • 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, Suite #1104
  • San Ramon, CA 94583



Family Eye Exams

An eye exam is an essential part of preventive health care. At Optical Illusions, we invest in industry-leading diagnostic technology that gives us an unprecedented view of your eye health and vision.

With this technology, we can provide truly personalized and comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages.

Access high-quality eye care from a team that genuinely cares.

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