Find Relief for Dry Eye

by Lance Kugler, MD

Does this sound familiar? Your eyes are itchy, red, irritated, or sensitive to light. You rely on eyedrops or lubricants to get through the day, but that only produces temporary relief. Wearing contact lenses results in pain or discomfort. If these conditions describe you, you may suffer from a common condition called dry eye syndrome.

Dry eye syndrome is one of today’s most underdiagnosed medical issues and affects an estimated 23 million people in America. Dry eye sufferers experience a lack of the tear production needed to properly lubricate and protect their eyes. At Kugler Vision, the experts in our dry eye clinic get many questions about this common condition. We can provide answers to your common dry eye questions and offer solutions that may be right for your dry eye issues. 

Common Dry Eye Questions

1. What are common symptoms of dry eye syndrome?

The common symptoms of dry eye syndrome are contact lens intolerance (CLI), eye irritation, stinging or burning, scratchiness, itchiness, fluctuating vision changes, tearing, experiencing a foreign body sensation, and chronically tired or fatigued eyes.

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2. What are the available treatments for dry eye?

At Kugler Vision, our dry eye experts can help you find relief. Our patients undergo a series of comprehensive tests to determine the best treatment option for their individual needs. If you suffer from dry eyes, our doctors will recommend ways to improve your dry eye symptoms, such as eyedrops, dry eye vitamin supplements (PRN), use of a soothing Bruder eye hydrating mask, or an in-office treatment such as LipiFlow dry eye treatment or BlephEx.

3. What is blepharitis?

Blepharitis is a common condition that results in inflammation affecting the eyelids and eyelashes. Blepharitis is typically caused by bacterial infections, allergic reactions, excessive oil production by glands in the eyelid, or poor eyelid hygiene. If you have blepharitis, you may be experiencing redness, irritation, and a dry or sandy feeling in your eyes. BlephEx can be a good solution to find relief.

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4. How does BlephEx work?

BlephEx is a treatment of blepharitis and dry eye. The procedure only takes a few minutes. During this in-office procedure, a handpiece is used to carefully and precisely clean along the edge of your eyelids and eyelashes, removing bacteria, flakes, and debris, and exfoliating your eyelids.   

5. Am I a candidate for BlephEx?

BlephEx is an effective treatment. If you are experiencing dry eye, BlephEx may be a good solution for you. Schedule a dry eye consultation at Kugler Vision, and our dry eye experts can help determine your best treatment option to find relief for your dry eyes.

6. What is LipiFlow?

LipiFlow applies consistent, comfortable heat as well as gentle pulsation to your eyelids to massage out any blockages of your meibomian glands and stimulate lipid production.

7. Am I a candidate for LipiFlow?

LipiFlow is a popular and effective treatment for one particular cause of dry eye syndrome. If you are experiencing dry eye, LipiFlow may be a good solution for you. Schedule a dry eye consultation at Kugler Vision and our dry eye experts can help determine the best treatment option to find relief for your dry eyes.

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Do You Suffer From Dry Eye?

If you believe you are suffering from dry eye and want to learn more about how our dry eye treatments can help you, contact us at 402.558.2211 to schedule a dry eye consultation. At Kugler Vision, our dry eye experts can help you find relief. You can also click the link below to take our dry eye test.

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Lance Kugler, MD, is a specialist in LASIK and vision correction surgery and CEO of Kugler Vision. A proud Omaha native, he is passionate about improving lives through clear vision. Dr. Kugler serves on several national boards, and his practice is recognized internationally as a center of excellence. Dr. Kugler is one of the original founders of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, an international organization comprised of over 350 of the world’s leading vision correction surgeons; he also served as its first president. In 2019, Dr. Kugler was selected as a TEDx speaker, and delivered a talk in Omaha about the worldwide epidemic of nearsightedness and refractive solutions. Dr. Kugler is an Associate Professor of Refractive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Truhlsen Eye Institute, has been published in many medical journals, and participates in numerous clinical studies to advance the field of vision correction surgery. Dr. Kugler and his wife are proud parents to five active kids. When he has a spare moment, he enjoys skiing, tennis, travel, and fine coffee.

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