At See & Be Seen Eyecare, we understand how much dry eye impacts your everyday life. Contact lenses feel uncomfortable, you rely on eye drops to get you through the day, and you find simple, everyday tasks like reading and driving more difficult than they should be.
You don’t have to suffer like this. We offer some of the most effective and advanced dry eye treatments available so we can restore comfort to your day-to-day life.
Dry eye occurs because your eyes don’t have the tears they needs for lubrication, cleaning, and protection. But why don’t you have the tears you need? That depends. It all comes down to either tear volume or tear quality.
Your eyes need a certain amount of tears to function the way they’re supposed to. If your body doesn’t produce enough tears naturally, your eyes become dry, irritated, and vulnerable.
Healthy eyes require a healthy tear film. This film, made of an oil called meibum, floats on top of your tears to keep them from evaporating off the surface of your eye. Without the right amount of meibum, your tears evaporate before they have a chance to lubricate and hydrate your eye. This leaves your eyes dry, irritated, and vulnerable.
Dry eye is a chronic condition where there are not enough tears to sufficiently lubricate and nourish the eye. The glands involved in tear production either fail to produce enough tears or produce tears of poor quality.
Tears play an important role in maintaining the health of the front ocular surface. Tears lubricate and moisten the cornea, and provide an interface for oxygen exchange. They remove and flush away bacteria and allergens, preventing the eye from infection. Tears are also necessary for clear vision, by creating an even and smooth optical surface.
One condition commonly associated with the onset of dry eyes is blepharitis. Blepharitis is an inflammation that develops on the eyelids as a result of a bacterial imbalance. It can be treated with proper lid hygiene.
Read more about blepharitis.
Other common causes of dry eye include:
Symptoms of dry eye may include:
The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System is a highly advanced and effective in-office treatment for dry eye and meibomian gland dysphunction. Using calculated application of heat and pressure, LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation system helps to improve tear quality.
Dry eye is often associated with blepharitis, an eyelid condition that can impact the meibomian glands. BlephEx™ is an in-office treatment designed to clean the eyelids and lashline with clinical precision. Using a small, spinning medical-grade sponge, BlephEx™ gently exfoliates the upper and lower lid, removing debris. Regular BlephEx™ treatments can help maintain healthy meibomian gland function.
Many patients living with dry eye find that contact lenses exacerbate their symptoms, and usually choose to stop wearing them altogether. Scleral contact lenses are an excellent option for dry eye sufferers because they act as a reservoir for the eye, keeping moisture from evaporating from the eye’s surface.
Dr. Ritesh Patel, OD
Dr. Alvin Yang, OD
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|Tuesday||11 AM – 7 PM|
|Wednesday||11 AM – 7 PM|
|Thursday||12 PM – 8 PM|
|Friday||10 AM – 6 PM|
|Saturday||10 AM – 5 PM|
All the rave reviews about this place are spot on. Absolutely top notch customer service, friendly staff, and welcoming atmosphere. I never thought I’d ever enjoy going to the Optometrist this much.
All the staff were excellent at ensuring everything was explained well and with utmost professionalism and courtesy. Every detail of my entire visit was smooth and efficient.
Tried out See & Be Seen after seeing some great reviews online, and they most definitely lived up to the hype! Easy to get to location in Liberty Village, very cool shop interior, great range of eyewear, and an awesome bunch of staff to boot! Their customer service was top notch from the minute I booked my appointment, right up until walking out the door with some fresh new glasses.
This was my first in-depth eye exam, and Dr. Patel and his team make the process very easy and interesting to help you understand all about the health of your eyes. If you’re considering getting a check-up or in need of new glasses, 100% pick See & Be Seen.
I can’t even begin to express my love and admiration for the team at See & Be Seen Eyecare. Incredible, above and beyond service. Exceptionally friendly and they IMMEDIATELY made me feel like family. Dr. Patel blew me with his friendly and helpful personality and the staff are just so bubbly and accommodating. I feel seriously blessed to have found this team. Thank you!!
The best Optometrist I have ever seen, the entire staff is extremely warm and welcoming. They use high quality lenses, and cary the best fashions for frames. The atmosphere is also warm and welcoming unlike other old fashioned stark white clinics. 100% would recommend and visit again! Plus cool eyeball pictures!
Unreal!!!! You need to go here!!! Best service and professionalism I have ever had! The entire experience was amazing from start to finish!!! I came across the city for this office due to the amazing reviews on Yelp and I could not be more thankful for social media because I would have never found this gem without it!!! Thanks Dr. Patel and staff!!!! My eyes will never be the same!!
I went to See & Be Seen by chance the first time around. I was thrilled with the level of customer service I received and the welcoming staff. From the wonderful receptionist who immediately made me feel like a friend to Dr. Patel who is very caring to the assistance i received in finding the best glasses possible. I couldn’t imagine having a better experience.