Dry Eye Exams and Therapy

Dry eye relief is just a click away.

While the root cause of dry eyes varies from patient to patient, there’s no denying that dry eyes are uncomfortable. Whatever the cause of your dry eyes, WeCare can offer you long-term relief from your dry eye symptoms.

Ahh, what a relief. Book a dry eye exam today.

What Causes Dry Eyes?

The causes are different for every person. But, the most common causes of dry eye include the following:

Biological Factors

  • Aging (tear production tends to decrease with age)
  • Tear gland damage
  • Allergies
  • Imbalances in your tear’s chemical makeup
  • Various eye conditions

Environmental Factors

  • Hormonal changes due to the environment
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Smoke, dry climate, or wind

Lifestyle Factors

  • Certain medications
  • Number of hours and days spent driving
  • Digital eye strain
  • Diet

Fresh Fact: One study found that more than half (54.3%) of adults age 40 and older live with dry eye disease (DED).

(Source: National Library of Medicine, 2015)

What We Test For in Dry Eye Exams

Meibomian Gland
Dysfunction (MGD)


Ocular Rosacea



Tailored Dry Eye Treatment and Therapy Options

Dry eye disease (DED) has many different causes, but each cause results in uncomfortable, itchy, and red eyes.

WeCare Eye Care offers a diverse number of treatments for every person, lifestyle, and comfort level.

Our optometrists will test for:

Punctal occlusion is a procedure where a small plug is inserted into the punctum — the small corner of the eyelid responsible for tear drainage. The plug helps your slow down the rate tears drain, thereby leading to more moisture in your eyes

Depending on the intensity and severity of your symptoms, we can recommend and prescribe a variety of dry-eye relief medications.

We’ll educate you on proper eyelid cleaning and hygiene lifestyle choices, such as anti-inflammatory soothing treatments, sprays, humidifiers, night-time masks, and contact lenses.

In addition to eye drops, some patients find relief from dry eye with homeopathic treatments including gels and ointments.

What To Expect During Your Dry Eye Exam

We recommend budgeting about 45 minutes to one hour for your exam.

The eye exam step-by-step breakdown

Our optometrists will check each eye while you follow light simulations. You may be asked to identify certain images and letters on a computerized eye chart.

Our optometrists may use an ophthalmoscope to look at the eye’s inner structures for eye alignment and vision testing.

You may be given eye drops. Once they take effect, your optometrist will take a look inside the eye’s structures and assess your eyes’ health.

With your help and timely feedback, your optometrist will create and teach you how to follow through on your comprehensive eye care preventive maintenance eye care plan.

What to Bring With You on Exam Day

Your friendly WeCare optometrist will want to know about your overall general health. Our staff will ask you about your health history to provide better ocular care and align with your needs and your primary care physician’s (PCP) health recommendations. You’ll want to mention (if applicable) the following health history items to your WeCare optometrist:

About Our Dedicated Eye Care Team

Our WeCare optometrists have nearly 40 years of experience working with adults and families. Our optometrists are trained in and have extensive background knowledge on ocular care. We treat each patient with compassion, kindness, and warmth.

Coupled with our friendly patient navigator team, our optometrists will carefully consider your comfort every step of the way. We encourage you to let our team know how you’re feeling throughout the exam process.

Whatever your vision care needs may be, our doctor and patient navigator team is dedicated to providing you with nothing less than the best optical care, because at the end of the day, our vision is to help you with yours.

WeCare: Focused On Your Vision

Why WeCare?

A Family-Focused, Community-Centered Eye Clinic

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