Refreshing Approach to Dry Eye


of Americans struggle daily with Dry Eye Syndrome


of Americans have Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Common Symptoms Are:




Frequent Tearing









Two Types of Dry Eye

Evaporative Dry Eye: Occurs secondary to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), where the oils that form the lipid layer become solidified and trapped within the meibomian glands. This causes the tear film to evaporate quickly off the eye.

Aqueous Deficient Dry Eye: Occurs when an insufficient amount of the aqueous layer of the tear film is produced.

What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry Eye Syndrome occurs when the layer of tears covering our eye, called the tear film, is no longer able to protect the cornea from exposure to the environment. This can happen when not enough tears are formed or if our tears evaporate too quickly.

What is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)?

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, the root cause of most dry eye cases, occurs when the oil (meibum) from the eyelid’s glands, crucial for stabilizing the tear film and preventing evaporation, solidifies. This blockage leads to a faster tear film evaporation, resulting in a dry ocular surface.

Diagnosing Dry Eye Syndrome

Our dry eye expert, Dr. Hawks, uses innovative techniques and technology to help create a treatment plan that will end your suffering from dry eye!

Dry Eye is more than an annoyance, it’s a serious health issue that can lead to permanent changes to the ocular surface and even vision loss. To get relief, schedule now with our dry eye expert, Dr. Chelsey Hawks!

Treatments for Dry Eye

Dr. Hawks excels in developing personalized treatment plans for Dry Eye disease, tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Leveraging the latest technology, she ensures optimal care, aiming to not only manage your symptoms, but also target the root cause of your dry eye condition.


An in office treatment using gentle thermal pulsation to treat MGD.

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Scleral Lenses

Used to treat dry eye in contact lens wearers. Learn more here.

Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT)

An in office treatment using wavelengths to treat MGD.

Heat Masks

Hot compresses used at home to maintain meibum after LipiFlow.

Amniotic Membranes

Similar to a contact lens ut used to rebuild corneas damaged by dry eye.

Punctal Plugs

Silicone plugs that keep tears from draining off the ocular surface.

Rx Eye Drops

Such as Restasis, Xiidra, or Cequa help produce more natural tears.

Artificial Tears

Used as needed to replenish the tear film and protect the cornea at night.

Serum Eye Drops

Autologous Serum Eye Drops (ASED’s) are made from the serum component of your blood and contain incredible healing properties beyond artificial tears. ASED’s are easily formulated from a simple blood draw in our office.