Dr. Langford and Dr. Santarlas are excited to bring New and Emerging Eyecare to Arena Eyeworks!
Dry eye is one of the most under-diagnosed ocular diseases, and yet it is the most common reason why patients go see their eye care professional.
One of the ways our team is bringing relief to those that suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome is TearLab.
The TearLab Osmolarity System* is intended to measure the osmolarity of human tears to aid in the diagnosis of dry eye disease in patients suspected of having dry eye disease, in conjunction with other methods of clinical evaluation.
Many people mistake the dry eye symptoms for allergies, climatic conditions or just “eyestrain”. While all of these may aggravate dry eye symptoms, they are not the cause.
Dry Eye Checklist:
Itching & Redness
Blurry vision with burning
Contact lens discomfort
Excessive tearing / watery eyes
Tired eyes / eye fatigue
Stringy mucous in or around the eyes
Foreign body sensation
Scratchy, feeling of sand or grit in eye
Dry eye disease occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or produce poor quality tears. That’s why it’s essential you get your tears analyzed by your eye doctor. Only an eye doctor can properly diagnose your problem and treat it appropriately.
Our doctors will take a sample of tears from each eye and use the TearLab device to measure osmolarity (the saltiness of your tears). As osmolarity in your tears increase ocular surface cells become damaged. Your doctor will need an amount of tear fluid no larger than the period at the end of this sentence.
Contact us today if you feel you have been dealing with these symptoms for too long.