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Dry Eye Treatment

Do you wake up with dry or red eyes?
Experience dry eyes during the day or using a computer?
Do you have teary or watery eyes?
Ever feel your eyes are burning, itchy, or gritty?

You might have dry eye syndrome.

What Is Dry Eye Syndrome? (DES)

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Dry eye syndrome (DES) occurs when tear production and drainage are not in balance. People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears or their tears are of poor quality. The result? Unpleasant symptoms, including itching, burning, redness, watery eyes, excessive tearing—and even eye pain.

Dry eyes can also increase your risk for more serious eye problems like corneal ulcers.

Dr. Walter Yim can diagnose the cause of your dry eyes and provide long lasting soothing relief.

Learn About Most Common Causes for Dry Eye

How Do I Know If I Have Dry Eye Syndrome?

Do any of these symptoms seem familiar?

Gritty, itchy, or stinging eyes
Gritty, itchy, or stinging eyes
Excessive tearing and discharge
Excessive tearing and discharge
Eyes that feel tired or dry
Eyes that feel tired or dry
Increased light sensitivity
Increased light sensitivity
Regularly using eye drops
Regularly using eye drops
Discomfort in the eyes that worsens as the day progresses
Discomfort that worsens as the day goes on

If so, you may have dry eye syndrome. Take our dry eye quiz to find out!

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Dry Eye Reviews

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I have received my eye care from Pacific Eye Care for 7 years. I have always found Dr. Yim and his staff to be knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone for their eye-care needs.

- Rex B, Huntington Beach, CA

How Do I Prevent Dry Eye Symptoms?

Many factors including allergies, hormonal imbalance and the weather can cause dry eye symptoms such as dry, red, itchy and gritty-feeling eyes. Here are some tips to prevent these symptoms, but if these are not successful you may need a comprehensive dry eye exam and treatment;

Omega 3

Eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, which help produce oils in your tears that slow evaporation.

The 20-20-20 Rule

Following the ”20-20-20 rule” when working on computers or screens. This means looking away from the screen every 20 minutes, for 20 seconds, at something at least 20 feet away, to give your eyes a break from the strain of working on digital screens.

Position Fans Far Away

Position air vents, fans and heaters so that they don’t blow directly into your eyes, drying them out.

Looking For Relief From Dry Eye? Here's How!

First Step:

You can request an appointment online or give us a call. We offer convenient hours so that you can choose a time that works well with your schedule.

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Second Step:

Our dry eye treatment team is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye syndrome. Dr. Walter Yim will assess the cause of your dry eyes, and find the perfect solution to address your specific needs.

Come In For Your Dry Eye Exam
Third Step:
Enjoy Comfortable Vision

From eye drops to in-office treatments, our optometrists have what it takes to make sure your eyes feel great. Pop on in and feel the difference for yourself!

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Causes Of Dry Eye

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blocked oil glands
Blocked Oil Glands

Tears evaporate too quickly without an oil layer.

Excessive tearing and discharge
Gender

Women have dry eye syndrome more often.

Eyes that feel tired or dry
Age

Those over 50 are at increased risk.

Increased light sensitivity
Environment

Windy, dry environments can cause symptoms.

Regularly using eye drops
Medication

Medications, like antidepressants, can also cause dry eyes.

Discomfort in the eyes that worsens as the day progresses
Auto-Immune Disorders

Some diseases may dry out your eyes.

Our Dry Eye Treatment Team

Dr. Walter Yim in Huntington Beach, CA

Walter Yim, O.D.

Treating Patients in Huntington Beach Walter Yim, O.D. graduated with honors in 2004 from the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) in Fullerton after completing his undergraduate studies in Biopsychology at UCLA. While a student at SCCO, Dr. Yim’s clinical skills earned him the coveted Vistakon Award of Excellence in...

Do You Have More Questions About Dry Eyes? | FAQ

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Is there a cure for dry eye syndrome?

Unfortunately, there is no permanent cure for dry eye syndrome. However, there are a number of effective ways to prevent or treat symptoms. Make an appointment today with our trusted optometrists in Huntington Beach for evaluation and personalized treatment options.

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What is the main cause of dry eye syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome commonly occurs because your eyes are not producing enough tears, or the tears being produced don’t contain the proper components to keep the eyes hydrated. An eye doctor can perform tests to determine what is causing your dry eyes, and how to treat the symptoms.

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Can dry eye syndrome cause blindness?

Yes. In extreme circumstances, dry eyes can result in scratches on the eye that leave scars on the cornea. This scarring can make it difficult for the eye to focus incoming light, obscuring vision. This may eventually result in permanent vision damage or blindness if not treated properly.

Don’t wait for dry eye syndrome to deteriorate. Take action today by booking an appointment with Pacific Eye Care in Huntington Beach today.