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Spectrum Eye Physicians

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10300 S DeAnza Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 408-884-2215

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Monday8:30 am5:30 pm
Tuesday8:30 am5:30 pm
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Dry Eye Diagnosis and Treatment with Spectrum Eye Physicians

Several factors can contribute to dry eyes such as working or living in windy, arid, and hot environments, prescription medications, age, and heredity. Some of the latest advances in optometry, however, have allowed us to recognize and treat what causes dry eye in most cases, a condition called meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Small meibomian glands cover the underside of the eyelids. When functioning normally, these glands produce a thin layer of oil which rests on top of your watery tears, preventing them from evaporating. When these glands become blocked or damaged, they cannot produce enough oil to cover your eyes, which results in the rapid evaporation of tears and the symptoms experienced with chronic dry eye. 

dry eye treatment from your south bay optometrist

Recognize Dry Eye Symptoms and Signs

Chronic dry eyes will not only affect your eyesight over time, but they can become extremely irritable, hindering your daily activities. If you have dry eye, you might experience signs and symptoms including:

  • sensitivity to light
  • a sandy feeling in the eye
  • scratchy or itchy
  • irritated
  • stinging, burning sensation
  • producing too many tears
  • difficulty wearing contact lenses

If you begin experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists to begin determining the cause of your eye dry and the best course of treatment. 

Treatments We Offer

A wide range of treatments, medications, procedures, and modifications are available to treat dry eye and reduce its symptoms. Our optometrists will first perform a comprehensive eye exam and discuss your symptoms, work environment, and home environment to pinpoint the exact cause of your dry eyes to determine whether the condition is environment-induced or possibly related to MGD. Depending on the determined cause of your dry eyes, our optometrists will recommend and discuss with you the administration of any combination of treatments deemed necessary to improve your condition. Our list of dry eye treatments includes:

  • Medications: medicated eye drops (Restasis, antibiotic, and/or steroidal) and oral antibiotics
  • In-Office Treatment: LipiFlow, amniotic membrane therapy, punctal occlusion, scleral lens therapy, therapeutic scleral lens prosthetic devices, and lateral tarsorrhaphy
  • At-Home Treatment: artificial tears, dietary supplements, ointments, eyelid scrubs, warm compresses, humidifiers, modifications to environment, and air filters

Call Spectrum Eye Physicians Today!

With five convenient locations in Cupertino, San Jose, Santa Cruz, and Los Gatos, Spectrum Eye Physicians has a bay area optometrist who can help you. Our experienced team of optometrists can help you find relief from your dry eyes. Contact us at (408) 884-2215 to schedule your appointment or learn more about our dry eye treatments today. 

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Dr. Christopher Engelman & Dr. Yohko Murakami have both been certified to perform surgery using the CyPass® Micro-Stent, a micro invasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) device.

 

 

 

De Anza Blvd

10300 S. DeAnza Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
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  • Phone: (408) 253-3083

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:30 am5:30 pm
Tuesday8:30 am5:30 pm
Wednesday8:30 am5:30 pm
Thursday8:30 am5:30 pm
Friday8:30 am5:30 pm
Saturday9:00 am12:00 pm
SundayClosedClosed


Blossom Hill Road

393 Blossom Hill Rd, Ste 265
San Jose, CA 95123
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  • Phone: (408) 227-7122

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Day Morning Afternoon
Monday 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am  5:00 pm
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed


Dominican Way

1663 Dominican Way, Ste 212
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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  • Phone: (408) 354-9510

Office Hours

Day Morning Afternoon
Monday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed


Monterey Avenue

431 Monterey Ave, Ste 3
Los Gatos, CA 95030
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  • Phone: (408) 354-9510

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Day Morning Afternoon
Monday 8:00 am 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am 5:30 pm
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed


Samaritan Drive

2577 Samaritan Dr, Ste 740
San Jose, CA 95124
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  • Phone: (408) 358-2029

Office Hours

Day Morning Afternoon
Monday 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:45 am 12:00 pm
Sunday Closed Closed


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