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Dry Eye Evaluation Treatment Program Specialist

Janelle L. Davison, OD -  - Comprehensive Eye Care

Brilliant Eyes Vision Center

Janelle L. Davison, OD

Comprehensive Eye Care & Dry Eye and Aesthetic Specialist located in Shops at Belmont, Smyrna, GA

Dry eye is a common condition that can cause significant discomfort and disruption to your normal routines. At Brilliant Eyes Vision Center in Smyrna, Georgia, Janelle Davison, OD, and her team offer a comprehensive dry eye evaluation and treatment program that can help. The process begins by calling the office to book an appointment or spending a few moments on the online scheduling page.

Dry Eye Evaluation Treatment Program Q & A

What is dry eye?

Dry eye is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It occurs when your eyes are unable to create adequate lubrication. A wide range of symptoms follow, and for some, dry eye can be nearly debilitating. 

Some of the symptoms of dry eye include:

  • Stinging or burning sensations
  • Stringy mucus around or within your eyes
  • Eye redness
  • Difficulty wearing contacts
  • Watery eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Problems with night driving
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensation of having something in your eye

Everyone experiences occasional symptoms of dry eye. This is especially true on days when you spend a lot of time outdoors, long spans of time in front of screens, or in conditions with some degree of air pollution. However, when symptoms persist over time, it’s important to come in for dry eye screening. 

How is dry eye diagnosed?

Getting a proper diagnosis is a critical part of finding relief from dry eye symptoms. Dr. Davison and her team begin with an eye exam and a discussion of your symptoms, as well as any changes you’ve noticed over time. 

The practice uses the OCULUS KeratographⓇ 5M system to help diagnose dry eye. This platform uses an advanced corneal topographer along with a built-in keratometer and color camera. The system allows the team to examine your meibomian glands and assess the non-invasive tear film break-up rate. It also evaluates the lipid layer and measures tear meniscus height. 

Another diagnostic tool is meibometry, a technique that uses infrared imaging to measure basal meibum levels located at your eyelid margins. 

What are some treatment options for dry eye?

Premier Eye Spa offers a four-week treatment program for dry eye. This program includes in-office oil gland treatments to ensure your glands produce the right volume of oil to improve the quality of your tears. 

Professional lid cleansing is another powerful treatment approach. The MiBo ThermofloⓇ device delivers gentle massage to your eyelid margins, which helps unclog meibomian glands and promotes healthy oil flow. 

Treatment goes beyond the in-office experience. At-home care is just as important, and Premier Eye Spa team members work hard to train you on how to perform at-home treatment and support. The Doc2Home system facilitates delivery of home care products, saving you trips to the office as you move through dry-eye treatment. 

AcellFXⓇ Acellular Amniotic Membrane treatments can help heal many types of eye damage. Tissue is sourced from human placental tissue and comes from mothers who have planned C-sections. 

Regener-EyesⓇ professional-strength eye drops can also play a role in treating dry eye. These shelf-stable drops require no refrigeration and can help restore optimal moisture within your eyes. 

There are many ways to treat dry eye. Dr. Davison and her team work hard to create a customized treatment plan that works for your specific needs. Begin the process today by booking your initial visit online or over the phone.