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Dry Eye Treatment in Mesa, AZ

Treatment for Chronic Dry Eye in Mesa, AZ

With millions of Americans suffering from dry eye, finding a combination of treatments that works is crucial to enjoying healthy eyes. Long-term conditions demand long-term solutions, and the Carrot LASIK & Eye Center team is capable of meeting the challenge posed by chronic dry eye.

At Carrot LASIK & Eye Center, we combine unmatched patient care with the latest technology and procedures to provide our patients a completely unique eye care experience. You’ll always get treatment with a personal touch at our office, whether it’s a routine eye exam or a vision-saving surgery.

We understand how important healthy eyes and vision are, and we work tirelessly to find the best vision solutions for our patients.

I was able to discover this eye center after reading some fantastic reviews. I have chosen to give this eye center a chance. I was blown away at how high tech this place was. All the infrastructure is up to date. I felt like a child in a candy shop with all of this technology I’ve never seen before in an ophthalmologist’s office. Dr. Herion was really experienced and professional at explaining everything he noticed in my eyes. All the workers are polite and supportive. I’ve certainly found my favorite eye center office!


Dry Eye

What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye is an eye condition where the quality or quantity of your tears isn’t sufficient to keep your eye properly moisturized. It may be a dysfunction of the tear film, the ducts that produce tears, or the glands that create oil that lubricates the eyes. It can be brought on by a variety of factors, including age, gender, the medications you’re taking, and your environment.

How do I know if I have Dry Eye?

Dry eye occurs mostly in adults but can affect patients of all ages. The symptoms of dry eye include:

  • Burning, irritated eyes
  • Mucus in or around the eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Feeling like something is in your eye
  • Watering eyes
  • Blurry vision and tired eyes

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s time to schedule a screening at Carrot LASIK & Eye Center.

In order to determine if you have dry eye, our eye doctors will conduct a series of tests and examine your eyes. We’ll measure your tear osmolarity to check for any indicators of dry eye. Our team will also look for inflammation markers that may signal the presence of any condition that may result in dry eye. This allows us to build a treatment that attacks the source, not just the symptoms.


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Dry Eye Treatment Options

We know that no two sets of eyes are the same, so we customize every dry eye treatment that we deliver. Based on the results of your exam, our doctors will recommend one of the following options.

We can prescribe prescription eye drops for chronic dry eye, including RESTASIS®, Xiidra®, and autologous serum drops. These improve your eyes’ ability to produce tears and stay properly moisturized, effectively alleviating symptoms of chronic dry eye.

Punctal plugs are another treatment we offer. These plugs can be dissolvable or semi-permanent and are easily inserted and removed in our office. Punctal plugs help regulate the drainage of your tears to keep your eye moisturized, and may be used on their own, or along with eye drops as part of a multi-faceted approach.

“I could not be more happy with my LASIK eye surgery!!!! Dr. Hammond and Dr. Herion are both amazing and such a pleasure to work with. They helped me get over my fears and I’m so glad I did. I will have perfect vision for life now!”

– Rebekah P

Why Choose Carrot LASIK & Eye Center for Dry Eye Treatment?

Led by Dr. Matthew Hammond, M.D., and Dr. Michael Herion, M.D., Carrot LASIK & Eye Center was founded on the beliefs that not only does everyone deserves access to superior eye care, they deserve that care in a way that makes them feel comfortable. Our team constantly invests in the latest technology and treatments while maintaining the commitment to make your family feel like our family when you’re in our office.

Dry eye can be a frustrating reality to live with, but our advanced treatments and dedicated staff will make sure that you don’t have to for very long. No matter your condition, at Carrot LASIK & Eye Center, you can rest assured that we’re good for your eyes.

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Modern, Convenient, Accessible, and Personalized Eyecare

1500 S Dobson Road, Suite 313
Mesa, AZ 85202