Dry Eye Syndrome in Seattle, WA

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If you have experienced dry, irritated eyes for more than a few days at a time, it could be dry eye syndrome. This common eye condition is caused by a lack of tears or unbalanced tear components, which can be caused by an underlying illness, some medications, or behavioral factors. Tears are fundamental to the overall health of the eyes so when they are unbalanced, it can lead to extreme inflammation of the eyes, as well as hazy vision. Dry eye syndrome is generally caused by an underlying illness, and after this underlying condition is diagnosed and treated, its symptoms are considerably reduced.

Dr. Scott Campbell offers many different solutions for anyone in Seattle, WA dealing with dry eye syndrome. He will perform an in-depth eye exam to properly identify your dry eye and find out whether there is an underlying cause. To learn more about getting help for dry eye syndrome, get in touch with SPEX to set up your exam.

The two triggers of dry eye syndrome are a lack of tears or lubrication within the tears. The production of tears has three important parts, and there are specific types of dry eye syndrome based on which part is being affected. The lacrimal glands secrete the actual tears, the meibomian glands generate the oils within the tears, and the goblet cells combine them together. Dry eye syndrome may occur whenever any of these three aspects of tear generation malfunctions. Multiple issues can impact each of these aspects, such as menopause, eye strain, underlying conditions (like thyroid disorder), and specific prescription medications.

The most accurate method for diagnosing dry eye is to have a comprehensive eye exam. Along with your symptoms, Dr. Campbell will review your medical history to search for any underlying problems leading to your dry eyes. Your complete eye exam could include gauging the quantity and quality of the tears you generate and an easy examination of your eyelids, eyes, and corneas using a very small light and mirrored lenses. If Dr. Campbell does find that you have dry eye syndrome, he will create your specific treatment plan according to the degree of your condition.

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Dr. Scott Campbell is the best. He does the most thorough exams and truly cares. SPEX has great frames and service. I’ve seen him for decades and even though we moved 100 miles away I still go back to have my eyes examined and have glasses made.

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I've been a patient of Dr. Campbell's for a couple of decades now and there simply is no reason to go elsewhere. It is downtown but is simple enough to get there and park if driving. You'll find a multipurpose storefront with a salon, eyewear and exam room. They carry beautiful and unique frames and it's a treat to explore and find my next great pair of glasses. I receive compliments without fail each time I head out in my latest new look and yet continue to receive compliments on my older frames as well. Dr. Campbell's staff are the best at offering objective critiques and advice. For years now it's felt like visiting family when it's time to make another trip in. On the physician side, Dr. Campbell is a scientist and physician and truly loves and is passionate about eye health and advances in care, technology and treatment. I'm a retired engineer and there's always been time allotted to the latest projects on my side and the latest areas of interest for Dr. Campbell. His exam is thorough but comfortable throughout. His findings, diagnosis and referrals are 100% trustworthy.

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The symptoms of dry eye syndrome can be more than a serious annoyance. This condition can also cause visual impairment if not properly treated. If you are experiencing dry eye symptoms and trying to treat them with nonprescription solutions, plan an exam at our Seattle, WA facility. Our wonderful staff at SPEX frequently diagnose and manage the multiple types of dry eye syndrome.

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