Enjoy Every Moment with Clear Vision
Clear, comfortable vision is essential whether you’re at work or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home. But if you’re living with dry eyes, these moments can be marred by discomfort.
We’re here to offer relief with modern, personalized strategies.All it takes is one appointment with us, and we can start exploring solutions that work for you. Take the first step toward relief and book your appointment with Eye Love Optical today.Book Appointment
OptiLIGHT IPL for Dry Eye
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.
The treatment is safe, gentle, and is backed by more than 20 clinical studies.
Please visit our OptiLIGHT by Lumenis page to learn more.
The Role of Tears
Tears are essential for eye comfort. Without them, your eyes can feel gritty, irritated, and uncomfortable.
Your tears contain 3 key components that support your eye comfort:
If your tears lack any of these ingredients, you could experience dry eye symptoms. Our role is to determine what’s affecting your tear quantity or quality and address the issue with personalized strategies.
Types of Dry Eye
There are two types of dry eye you can experience: evaporative dry eye and aqueous-deficient dry eye. Although both types can cause similar symptoms, the root cause of each is different, requiring unique treatment approaches.
These are common symptoms of both types of dry eye:
- Eye redness
- Watery eyes
- Burning or stinging sensations
- Blurry vision
- The feeling of having something in your eye
We can help determine which type of dry eye you might have when you come in for a dry eye exam.
Evaporative Dry Eye
Evaporative dry eye happens when your tears lack the necessary oils to prevent them from evaporating too quickly.
These oils are produced by your meibomian glands, located along the edges of your eyelids. Meibomian gland dysfunction is a common cause of evaporative dry eye.
Aqueous-Deficient Dry Eye
Aqueous-deficient dry eye happens when your tears lack the water content they need to keep your eyes hydrated.
This type of dry eye often occurs if you’re taking certain medications or have conditions like Sjögren’s syndrome.
Identifying Associated Dry Eye Conditions
When you visit us for a dry eye appointment, we’ll look for any concerns associated with your symptoms to develop a personalized treatment strategy.
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Meibomian gland dysfunction happens when the meibomian glands, located along the edges of your eyelids, either produce too little oil or become blocked and stop producing oil altogether.
This can disrupt the balance of your tear film and lead to dry eye symptoms. It’s one of the most common causes of dry eye.
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelid.
It can be caused by irritation from bacteria or allergies, and symptoms include redness around the eyes, itchy eyelids, flaking skin, and a burning sensation.
Visit Our Location
We’re located next to Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park. We offer plenty of parking in front of our practice.
- 3046 Lavon Dr., Suite 130
- Garland, TX 75040
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed