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 and his team are first-rate in every way! My wife deals with iritis frequently due to her ankilosing spondylitis and he always gets things under control quickly, and is available by phone whenever she needs. I recently went in for an eye exam and he got me dialed in for a pair of progressive lenses. Can't recommend him enough!!

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Dr. Campbell is great, he is very caring and will do all the tests you need even a tomography, he also answer in detail every question you have. I like to go to my anual check to Spex.

H.L. Google

Wonderful first visit. I am so excited to become a regular patient for Dr. Scott. Thanks for the care and attention you and your team provided me today!

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Love the quality and service. Really helpful and informed!!

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Staff is incredibly helpful!

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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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