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.

Dr. Campbell is THE BEST. The staff squeezed me in to his busy schedule for an irritating eye issue. I was in and out in 10 minutes, he determined exactly what was going on, and had a quick solution!!! Did I mention THE BEST!!!

J.O. Google

Dr. Campbell and his team are phenomenal. They are all so thoughtful, respectful, knowledgeable, and kind. Each visit is pleasant and efficient. I would highly recommend going to Spex. Additionally, they have a wide array of fashionable and interesting glasses frames to choose from.

K.M. Google

While visiting Seattle from Houston, the screw came out of the arm of my glasses. The lovely ladies at Spex were able to fix my glasses better than before with a locktite screw. I am so thankful to be able to use my glasses! Thank you so very much!

C.M. Google

The optometrist has (innovative) excellent communication skills. I felt really confident with his advice and prescription. The two staff members made for a comfortable, memorable experience and I will definitely return for my next eye exam.

P.T. Google

Dr. Scott Campbell is the best! Our family has been seeing him for many years and my husband and I have moved to 2 different locations that put us 5+ hours and 1.5 hours from his office. We still keep him as our eye doctor. His office is immaculate, his staff is very friendly, caring and helpful, and Scott is up on the latest new eye conventions. He does refer patients to other specialties when needed. Our experience is that he is always on time so no unnecessary waiting for your appointment. His office is in the middle of the downtown core, 1 block from Nordstrom. I never hesitate to recommend Dr. Scott Campbell at Spex!

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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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