Our Location & Hours

Our Location & Hours

Optometrist, San Ramon, Optometric Center & Eyewear Galleria

2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
Suite #101
San Ramon, CA 94583 View Map

 
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

* Exams 9am-5:15pm Mon-Thurs; 10am-4pm Fri

47sec Eye

 

By Michael Duong, O.D., F.A.A.O

 
Dry eye is a disease that affects the quality and quantity of tears on the ocular surface of the eye. This results in foreign body sensation, discomfort, redness, and visual disturbance. It is estimated that 55 million people in the US have dry eye.  The causes of dry eye include: environmental (dry or high altitude), medications (Anti-histamines, anti-depressants, birth control, beta-blockers), contact lens wear, diseases (i.e. Rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Sjogrens Syndrome, Lupus, Rosacea), refractive eye surgeries, changes in hormones, and blink rate reduction.  
 
Dry eye is often diagnosed by patient symptoms during an eye examination. Treatment involves alleviating the signs and symptoms of dry eye which can be very subjective. Now, there is an objective way to measure the success of treatment using TearLab Osmolarity which involves taking a sample of your tears and testing the salt concentration.  As osmolarity increases, damage to the front surface of the eye can occur.  That is why it is important to measure tear osmolarity to determine the level of severity of  dry eye disease. Below is a list of symptoms that is linked to dry eye disease. If you have 2 or more symptoms, chances are you may have dry eye and it is a good idea to have your tear osmolarity tested at our office.
 
DRY EYE CHECKLIST
__ Redness
__ Burning
__ Itching
__ Fluctuation in vision
__ Feeling of sand or grit in eye
__ Contact lens discomfort
__ Light sensitivity
__ Watery eyes
__ Tired eyes

 

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Our Location & Hours

Optometrist, San Ramon, Optometric Center & Eyewear Galleria

2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
Suite #101
San Ramon, CA 94583 View Map

 
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

* Exams 9am-5:15pm Mon-Thurs; 10am-4pm Fri