Rejuvenating Your Eye Comfort
Learn how the rejuvenating approach of our dry eye treatments can help bring comfort and clarity back to your vision.
Dry eye affects many of us for many different reasons. We at Capital Eye Care not only understand how it can affect your life but also know its most common causes. With that in mind, we can recommend strategies personalized to your eyes.
The first step, though, is booking an appointment. Start today by booking yours and uncover the comfort your eyes deserve.Schedule an Appointment
Our Approach to Dry Eye
Soothing and long-lasting comfort is at the heart of our approach.
When you come in for an appointment, we take you to our spa-like treatment room, where we can take a deep look at your tear quality and eye health. Here, we look for signs of dry eye, discuss the symptoms you might be experiencing, and develop a plan based on your needs.
From here, we can get started on alleviating your discomfort.
What Is Dry Eye?
Dry eye is a common eye condition that affects the quality or quantity of your tears, which are essential for keeping your eyes hydrated and comfortable.
Several factors can contribute to dry eye, including your age, allergies, and even how much screen time your eyes have. Once we determine what’s causing your symptoms, our next step is to support your tears and eye comfort.
Dry Eye Symptoms & Risk Factors
So, what are dry eye symptoms? Are you more at risk of developing dry eye? Let’s take a look at some of the associated symptoms and risk factors.
Alongside potential health conditions and medications, digital screen use and seasonal allergies can also lead to uncomfortable symptoms.
If you’re unsure, you can always visit our team to learn more about dry eye and how it may affect your vision.
Common dry eye risk factors include:
- Your age
- Amount of screen time
- Living in a dry, windy environment
- Health conditions that affect tear production
- Being exposed to smoke or other pollutants
Nutritional Approaches to Dry Eye
What about nutrition? Can adding certain nutrients to your diet help support your eye health?
The short answer: it can!
Depending on what may be contributing to your symptoms, we can provide nutritional advice to help support the production of healthy tears. We also offer a few nutritional supplements specifically designed for dry eye management.
If you’d like to learn more about how nutritional supplements can help support your eyes, please visit us for an appointment today!
Managing Your Symptoms
Our dry eye treatments can be entirely personalized to your needs. We consider all the factors contributing to your symptoms and develop a plan that can include soothing in-office treatments or even convenient at-home strategies.
Dry eye is often chronic, which means you can develop symptoms again over time. Our goal is to help you find long-lasting solutions that bring you the refreshing eye comfort you deserve.
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.
Visit our OptiLight by Lumenis page for more information!
Prescription Eye Drops
Prescription eye drops are a fantastic way to alleviate dry eye symptoms effectively. These drops are made of unique medications that can help soothe your eyes and possibly prevent damage caused by severe dry eye symptoms.
Meibomian Gland Expression
Meibomian gland expressions are in-office treatments that help support your tears. Expressing the meibomian glands around the edges of your eyelids can produce the oils needed to keep your tears from evaporating too quickly.
Visit Our Location
Find us on the corner of Roux St. and Bakers Mill Ln. A parking lot is available right across the street from our practice.
- 5000 Bakers Mill Ln. Ste 170
- Richmond, VA 23230
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed