Dry Eye Therapy in Walnut Creek & Antioch

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Keep Your Eyes Comfortable

Dry eye disease is a progressive, uncomfortable condition often caused by insufficient or inadequate tears. Without proper treatment, dry eyes can lead to long-term complications, including infections or scarring.

If you’re trying to understand your dry eyes, please book an appointment with us at Diablo Valley Optometric Group. Our optometrists know just what to look for to ensure you can find the relief you need to live comfortably again.

What Causes Dry Eye?

Dry eye disease is ultimately a direct result of a lack of good quality tears. If your eyes are producing tears that are low quality or don’t make enough tears at all, your eyes won’t be able to lubricate themselves, leaving them itchy, dry, and irritated.

The Tear Film

The tear film is what keeps your eyes lubricated and comfortable throughout the day. When you blink, the tear film spreads across the surface of your eye, washing away bacteria and focusing light so you can see clearly.

The tear film is made up of 3 layers, so when 1 layer is out of balance, your eyes will feel dry.

Although dry eye disease often results from issues with the natural tears your eyes produce, many external factors can exacerbate symptoms. Some of these include:

  • Age
  • Medications
  • Gender
  • Skin & eyelid disorders

Symptoms of Dry Eye

If you’re experiencing dry eye disease, you may have symptoms that include:

  • Stinging or burning in the eyes
  • Excess mucus in the eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Red eyes
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Difficulty driving at night
  • Eye fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Overly watery eyes

Treating Dry Eye

Various treatments can be done to soothe your dry eyes and help you feel comfortable again. At Diablo Valley Optometric group, some of the treatments we offer include:

Punctal Plugs

Punctal plugs are tiny inserts placed inside the eye’s tear ducts to prevent tears from draining too quickly. Both temporary and semi-permanent versions of punctal plugs exist, with the former dissolving gradually and the latter removed if needed.

Both Restasis and Xiidra are brands of prescription eye drops that are specially formulated to lessen dry eye disease symptoms. Restasis is a cyclosporine eye drop that increases the amount of tears you make, where Xiidra is a type of lifitegrast, a medication that reduces inflammation.

If you’re interested in how you can mitigate symptoms of dry eye with your diet, we can recommend various nutritional supplements to work into your diet. Omega 3 fatty acids alongside vitamins A and D can help keep your eyes feeling lubricated and moist.

We’re here to help. If you have any questions regarding your ocular health, please give us a call or fill out our online form to book your appointment today!

Our Locations

Antioch

Find our Antioch clinic in the beautiful Lone Tree Landing shopping center, on the corner of Hillcrest Avenue and Lone Tree Way.

Contact Information

Address

5009 Lone Tree Way, Suite A
Antioch, CA 94531

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Walnut Creek

Our Walnut Creek location is Suite C of the Ygnacio Woods Medical Building on Ygnacio Valley Road.

Contact Information

Address

2255 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite C
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Find our Antioch clinic in the beautiful Lone Tree Landing shopping center, on the corner of Hillcrest Avenue and Lone Tree Way.

Contact Information

Address

5009 Lone Tree Way, Suite A
Antioch, CA 94531

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Our Walnut Creek location is Suite C of the Ygnacio Woods Medical Building on Ygnacio Valley Road.

Contact Information

Address

2255 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite C
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

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