About Our Dry Eye Services

Expert Dry Eye Management Starts Here

Salisbury Eyecare offers a range of cutting-edge dry eye treatments, addressing issues like meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis. Dr. Denton's patient-centered approach led her to explore advanced therapies beyond traditional medicated drops and artificial tears. With a focus on Interventional Dry Eye, she collaborates with specialists to enhance care nationwide. Experience the difference at Salisbury Eyecare by exploring our patient process, treatments, or booking an appointment today!

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What is Dry Eye?

Dry eyes occur when your tear film, which provides essential hydration and comfort for clear vision, lacks stability. Certain conditions can disrupt the integrity of this tear film, leading to dry eye disease.

The tear film is made of 3 distinct layers:

  • Mucus Layer: the inner mucus layer

  • Aqueous Layer: the watery middle layer

  • Lipid Layer: the oily outer layer

When the three layers of the tear film fail to function properly, it often results in a condition known as Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). MGD occurs when the meibomian glands, responsible for producing the lipid layer of the tear film, become clogged or dysfunctional. Seeking professional care is crucial to address MGD and restore the balance of the tear film for optimal eye health and comfort.

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Our Dry Eye Treatments

Dr. Denton and the dedicated team at Salisbury Eyecare & Eyewear are committed to providing you with top-notch care and innovative treatments for dry eye. Rest assured, we're here to help you find the relief you need for comfortable and clear vision.

  • TearCare®

  • AB Max™ Blepharoexfoliation Treatment

  • Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

Managing Your Dry Eyes

Before Your Appointment

Get Educated

Getting informed is the first step to better eye care. Before your appointment, take some time to learn about your symptoms and potential treatments. Be sure to check out our helpful video playlist all about understanding, diagnosing, and treating dry eye disease!

Booking Your Appointment

Now that you’re equipped with a little more knowledge about dry eye disease, you can start your journey by booking your appointment! You can book your in-person appointment by following the link below or calling our office directly at (704) 310-5002.

We’re also available to accept referrals from any clinic in North Carolina and will be happy to provide second opinions for new patients. Please follow the link to our patient page below for more information!

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During Your Appointment

​​​​​​​The Eye Exam

Every patient we serve will first go through our detailed eye exam process. During the exam, we will:

  • Confirm your health history, including your eye health history.

  • Assess your visual acuity.

  • Screen your eyes for signs of disease, including dry eye disease.

Please let our team know if you’re experiencing dry eyes prior to your appointment. This will help us search specifically for the cause of your symptoms, allowing us to diagnosis its cause and provide you with treatment options.

Dry Eye Diagnosis

There are many different causes of dry eye disease, so there are certain things we have to look for when diagnosing your symptoms. Some of our diagnostic tests include:

  • Assessing your tear film break-up time, which measures the rate your eyes become dry.

  • Slit-lamp tests, which observes the surface of your eyes.

  • Schirmer’s tests. During this test, we place a thin strip of filter paper just underneath your eyelid to measure the moisture on your eyes.

Once we determine what could be causing your symptoms, we can get started on treatment!

After Your Appointment

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Why Should You Choose Salisbury Eyecare & Eyewear?

Dr. Denton and our team at Salisbury Eyecare & Eyewear are renowned for our expertise in treating dry eye disease, attracting patients not just from North Carolina but across the United States. We're here to help you find dependable solutions, whether it's related to meibomian gland dysfunction or medication-induced issues.

In every dry eye evaluation, we thoroughly assess your eyes and tailor a treatment program to address your specific needs. Our team takes the time to explain everything in a way that's easy to understand. If you have additional questions, don't hesitate to reach out via email at info@salisburyeyecareandeyewear.com, and we'll respond promptly.

For more information on dry eye disease, its causes, and symptoms, please explore our page on dry eyes, or begin your journey now by booking an appointment with us today!

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