Dry Eye


Dry eyes is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate for many reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if you don’t produce enough tears or if you produce poor-quality tears.

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Dry eyes feel uncomfortable. If you have dry eyes, your eyes may sting or burn. You may experience dry eyes in certain situations, such as on an airplane, in an air-conditioned room, while riding a bike or after looking at a computer screen for a few hours.​​​​​​​

Signs and symptoms, which usually affect both eyes, may include:

  • A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes

  • Stringy mucus in or around your eyes

  • Sensitivity to light

  • Eye redness

  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses and nighttime driving

  • Watery eyes, which is the body’s response to the irritation of dry eyes

  • Blurred vision or eye fatigue

Dry Eye Symptom Severity Scale

Your dry eye symptoms may include: pain, burning, tearing, grittiness, "feeling like something is in your eye" and/or sensitivity to light. We want to know not just your eye symptoms but also how your symptoms have affected your daily life and the things you want to do.


My symptoms are not a problem.
My dry eye does not affect my daily life at all.

My symptoms are mild and easilty tolerable.
My dry eye hardly affected my daily life-it did not interfere with what I want to do.

My symptoms are moderately bothersome.
My dry eye often affected my daily life and I sometimes have difficulty doing activities like reading or watching TV.

My symptoms are severe.
My dry eye often affected my daily life and I have difficulty doing activities like working on a computer or focusing.

My symptoms are very severe and I need immediate medical care.
My dry eye has greatly worsened my daily life and I am unable to do activities like driving.

By adjusting the slider, please choose the number (1-10) that best describes your dry eye symptoms and the overall effect on your daily life over the past week.



TearCare® is a 15-minute in-house procedure. The system is intended for the application of localized heat therapy in adult patients with evaporative dry eye disease due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) when used in conjunction with manual expression of the meibomian glands. We sell products in the store from Optase and OCuSOFT.


The Q is light technology that patients can utilize at home and on the go called, The Q, short for the Quantum. The Q complements the in office IPL treatments. Safe enough to use every day on every skin type, the Q offers low energy light at a safe wavelength to stimulate the glands that produce our tears with a fraction of the energy used for in office IPL treatments. This can also be used to treat or prevent styes. Dr. Toyos has patented this technology that is only available at selected doctors office. Results from treatment research were presented at the Ocular Surgery News International meeting in Italy. The prospective study showed increase in tear production and over a 90% satisfaction rate by patients.


Does your eyes itch, scratch, get puffy or red? If so, you might be having ocular allergies. We recommend Lastacaft and Pataday eye drops and OCuSOFT allergy wipes which is sold directly in our office.

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If you want some relief for eye misalignment symptoms, including eye fatigue, eye strain, dry eye sensation, neck pain, motion sickness and more, contact us today and let one of our staff members secure your appointment.