Many patients experience dry eye symptoms. Dryness can occur throughout the day or during contact lens wear, reading, or computer use, as well as in dry environments like an airplane. Many eye conditions can cause a feeling of dryness, so an accurate diagnosis of dry eye is necessary before appropriate treatment can be provided. The accurate diagnosis and management of dry eye requires special tests that go beyond a basic eye exam. The Dry Eye Clinic is designed to specifically test and treat patients who suffer from diseases that cause the eyes to feel dry.
Patients who are contact-lens intolerant, complain of ocular dryness, burning, foreign body sensation, or experience blurred vision while reading may have dry eye and could benefit from a comprehensive examination in the Dry Eye Clinic.
Please take the following survey to find out whether you might have dry eye symptoms. If you score more than 13, you might benefit from having an evaluation in the Dry Eye Clinic.
The Dry Eye Clinic aims to treat various symptoms related to dry eye that include but are not limited to:
The Dry Eye Clinic is open Tuesdays from 10:00am - 2:00pm
Tel: (510) 642-9734
Note: For more information, see "Facts about Dry Eye" at the following web page sponsored by the National Eye Institute: