Dry Eye Clinic

Andover Family Optometry and Winfield Family Optometry are proud to offer the latest Dry Eye Disease care in the Wichita metro. From identification to testing to treatment options, we will care for your eyes and provide powerful relief.

What is Dry Eye Disease?

Dry Eye Disease (DED) is a common eye concern that occurs when your tears don’t produce enough moisture or lubrication for your eyes. This happens for various reasons, including decreased tear production, damage to the surface of your eyes, poor-quality tears, hormonal changes, autoimmune disease, allergies, and more. It can also be caused by certain medications and environmental conditions like being exposed to smoke or staring at your computer for long periods of time.

Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease:

  • Eye redness
  • Itching, burning, or stinging sensations in eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Very watery eyes (your body’s response to DED)
Dry eye Clinic | Andover & Winfield Family Optometry

Dry Eye Disease Treatment

We want you to feel comfortable and see clearly, that’s why we opened our state of the art Dry Eye Clinics at both our Andover and Winfield locations. 

Our doctors will first perform a thorough exam and testing to identify any possible eye conditions or diseases and check for signs of damage to your eyes that may be causing the symptoms you’re experiencing. 

After an assessment, they will develop a personalized treatment plan to address your Dry Eye Disease.

Treatment Options

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, a technology used to target skin and eyelid inflammation that is the root cause of dry eye.

MiBo Thermoflo

The MiBo Thermoflo is a therapeutic device that delivers consistent and comfortable heat to the Meibomian glands in the eyelids. These glands produce the oil for the tears, and the heat helps to unblock the glands to allow the easy flow of oils from the eyelid into the tears.

Regener-Eyes®

Regener-Eyes is a sterile, preservative-free biologic eye drop for patients with ocular surface disease, including blepharitis, dry eye disease, recurrent corneal erosions, Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), keratitis, and neurotrophic pain. This drop has unique proteins such as anti-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines for healing properties, growth factors for regenerative potential, and hyaluronic acid for high-level lubrication.

EyePromise® EZ Tears™

EyePromise® EZ Tears are a nutraceutical designed to help aid in dry eye disease. They help patients produce more tears at a better quality than before. This greater level of lubrication helps relieve discomfort and irritation.

BlephEx Eyelid Exfoliation Treatment

BlephEx is an office-based procedure to deep clean and exfoliate the eyelids and the base of the eyelash. Ideal for removing bacteria, biofilm, demodex (eyelash lice/mites), dandruff, flakiness, and dead cells.

Oculus Keratograph Meibography

The Oculus Keratograph Meibography is an advanced corneal topographer with a built-in real keratometer and color camera for external imaging. Its unique features for dry eye include examining the Meibomian glands, non-invasive tear film break-up time, tear meniscus height measurement, and evaluating the lipid layer.

For more information about our Dry Eye Clinic, call our Andover Team at (316) 361-1020, our Winfield Team at (620) 221-2015, or schedule an appointment online!