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At Dry Eye Associates of Austin, we offer concierge-style, compassionate, holistic dry eye care. Treating dry eyes is our passion and we want to help you get relief quickly.

OUR VISION

Treatment Services We Offer

Intense Pulsed Light

We are proud to carry the only FDA-approved IPL device for dry eye management, the Lumenis OptiLight!
Intense Pulsed Light is a powerful therapy that targets 5 of the 6 underlying causes of dry eye inflammation and can help jump-start your glands to produce better quality tears.

Thermal Gland Expression

The TearCare System utilizes both wearable and smart technology to deliver targeted thermal energy to the eyelids while allowing the eyelids to blink naturally. This can treat obstruction of blocked meibomian glands allowing more oil into your tears! More oil means your tears will be more stable and will not evaporate as quickly. Healthy and sufficient oil in your tears is paramount to having comfortable eyes and vision

Office Eyelid Cleaning

Just like you get a dental cleaning every 6 months to remove the biofilm that brushing daily cannot remove, it’s important to get a deep cleaning of your eyelids and eyelashes to remove biofilm build up too because many dry eye conditions start due to the build up of bacteria, mites, keratin and oil on the eyelid margin.

Biologic Eye Drops

Regener-Eyes® is a first-in-class, natural, sterile biologic ophthalmic solution that is preservative-free.
Regener-Eyes® Ophthalmic Solution, Professional Strength, and LITE contain naturally occurring cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors which are natural and crucial for cell function, overall health, and homeostasis of the tears.

Amniotic Membranes

PROKERA® is a biologic corneal bandage device used by eye doctors around the world to heal and treat ocular conditions such as keratitis, moderate to severe dry eye disease, recurrent corneal erosions, filamentary keratitis, persistent epithelial defects, neurotrophic corneas, herpetic ulcers, and many other ocular surface diseases such as chemical burns and Stevens-Johnson syndrome. PROKERA® helps restore your patient’s cornea and return their eye to a normal, healthy state. It helps rapidly restore the cornea’s own healing capabilities with key Cryopreserved Amniotic Complex, the essential effector complex that orchestrates regenerative healing. PROKERA® contains the only cryopreserved amniotic membrane that is FDA-cleared and has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing harmful inflammation, minimizing scarring, and achieving corneal clarity.

Over the Counter Treatments

For many people with mild to moderate dry eye, at-home treatments can be very helpful in controlling symptoms. Weare constantly researching the best options for our patients so you can rest assured that the products will be helpful without causing any damage to your eyes. We carry warm compress masks, high-quality preservative-free artificial tears, allergy eye drops, eyelid cleansing soaps, wipes and sprays, makeup removers as well as nighttime moisture chamber masks and ointments. We can recommend which at-home products will be helpful to you after your dry eye evaluation.

Why choose Dry Eye Associates of Austin?
Because Dry Eye is ALL we do.

Dry Eye is a complex, multi factorial disease which can require extensive time for proper diagnosis and formulating customized treatment plans. This can be challenging in primary eye care settings.  Eye care providers strive to provide relief to their patients, so we have developed a clinic where our colleagues can confidently refer patients to allow for the time and energy required to develop an individualized dry eye treatment protocol.

We do not require a referral to schedule an evaluation; we will communicate with your health care providers so we can care for you in a team focused system.

Because we are currently the only clinic in Austin that focuses solely on dry eye management. we can apply all of our efforts in helping you get relief from your dry eye symptoms by using advanced diagnostic testing and imaging to determine the root causes of your dry eye. We then offer evidence-based home and in office treatments to address each cause directly.

Though many patients use artificial tears to provide temporary relief, unfortunately the underlying disease process can continue to progress.

At Dry Eye Associates of Austin, we are focused and motivated to not only help you find relief from your symptoms but also slow down the progression rate of your dry eye disease.

STEP 1

Completing your
Dry Eye Puzzle

You will be our sole focus during your hour-long comprehensive dry eye evaluation.  We utilize advanced diagnostic testing to gather all the puzzle pieces needed to complete your dry eye picture in order to educate you on the current status of the disease process.

STEP 2

Feel Better Faster

Upon completion of your diagnostic evaluation, we will curate an individualized, comprehensive and evidence-based treatment plan to help treat the root causes of your symptoms and recommend a protocol to decrease the rate of your dry eye disease progression.

You will be given a post visit overview which details the causes, symptoms and signs of your dry eye along with education on how to address each cause effectively.

We will share your post treatment overview and plan with any of your health care team at your request and with your approval.

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