Burlingame Location

(650) 697-3200

Daly City Location

(650) 756-2020

San Francisco Location

(415) 362-3364

Dry Eye Treatment

Dry Eye Treatment at Peninsula Ophthalmology Group

Dry eye syndrome can cause several irritating eye symptoms that make enjoying your daily life challenging. Discomfort from dry eye can also affect your ability to work effectively or drive safely. When you need an optometrist near me for dry eye treatment, Peninsula Ophthalmology Group in Burlingame, Daly City, and San Francisco, CA, is here to help you get the relief you need to feel like yourself again. We are here to tell you how we diagnose and treat dry eye symptoms to give you clearer vision.

Dry Eye Treatment

Diagnosing Dry Eye

How do we diagnose this condition? We examine your eyes and perform tests that check your tears and how they affect your eyesight. We evaluate the quality of your tears and measure the amount of tears your glands can produce. We also see how long tears take to evaporate from your eyes. These tests allow us to make a dry eye diagnosis and recommend treatment.

Non-Prescription Eye Drops

Over-the-counter eye drops may be all the treatment you need to find relief from dry eye. These artificial tears help moisten your eyes to prevent dryness and irritation. Your optometrist near me may recommend over-the-counter eye drops as a first step toward treating dry eye, especially if you have mild symptoms.

Prescription Medicine

Our optometrist may recommend prescription eye drops if over-the-counter eye drops are ineffective in treating dry eye symptoms. These eye drops are made to treat more severe cases of dry eye by helping your glands produce more tears.

Tear Duct Plugs

Dry eye symptoms can occasionally occur due to tears draining rapidly. Tear duct plugs, also known as punctal plugs, can prevent your tears from draining too quickly. Our optometrist can place these plugs in the ducts located in your inner eye corners. Doing this causes tears to stay in your eyes instead of draining quickly.

Eyelid Surgery

While surgical procedures for dry eye are not frequent occurrences, they can be helpful for some people. Having loose lower eyelids can cause tears to drain too quickly. Surgery can correct this and help tears remain in your eyes, alleviating dryness and other symptoms.

Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle changes can occasionally ease irritation and other dry eye symptoms. Your optometrist near me may recommend giving up smoking if you are a smoker since this can make symptoms worse. Other lifestyle changes that can help dry eye symptoms include using a humidifier to add moisture to the air in your home and reducing your screen time. Looking away from screens every so often and protecting your eyes from the sun and wind can also help.

Find Dry Eye Treatment Today in San Francisco, Daly City, or Burlingame, CA

Dry eye symptoms can significantly impact your day-to-day life if you do not manage them, so contact Peninsula Ophthalmology Group in Burlingame, Daly City, and San Francisco, CA, to get the dry eye treatment needed to reduce irritation and improve your vision. Call us and schedule an eye exam at (650) 697-3200 for our Burlingame office, (650) 756-2020 for our Daly City location, or (415) 362-3364 for our San Francisco office.

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you

Office Hours

View Our Hours of Operation By Location

MON-THURS: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
FRIDAY: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

MON-THURS: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
FRIDAY: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

MON-THURS: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM