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Dry Eye Center - Bonney Lake, WA

dry eye 


Dry eyes can be irritating, frustrating, and most importantly, can have a negative impact on your vision. Dry eye disease is an extremely prevalent and increasingly common disorder of the eye that affects a wide patient population.

When you seek out Dr. Kaur’s dry eye services, you will undergo a comprehensive evaluation and be provided with a personalized treatment plan to help you find relief from your dry eye symptoms.

What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome is also known as dry eye disease, is more than “just dry eyes”. There are typically two reasons why you may have dry eye disease. You may be suffering from dry eyes if you don’t produce enough tears or if the tears are of poor quality:


  • Lack of production – Tears are produced by several different glands either in or around your eye. Tear production can diminish with age, other medical conditions or can be due to side effect of medications.

  • Poor tear quality – There are Meibomian glands that are located around the eyelid which produce the oil layer of the tears. This layer prevents the watery layer from evaporating. These glands can get clogged due to age, environmental or hormonal changes, computer use, poor blinking habits and inadequate eyelid hygiene. Lack of oil causes the watery layer to evaporate quickly which makes your eyes dry.

What Are The Symptoms Of Dry Eyes?

There are many symptoms of dry eye syndrome. If you have any one of these symptoms, schedule an appointment for a dry eye assessment.

  • Redness

  • Burning or stinging

  • Watering

  • Gritty or foreign body sensation 

  • Contact lens discomfort or intolerance

  • Blurry vision or fluctuations in vision

  • Having to blink a lot to focus 

  • Tired eyes/eye fatigue

  • Difficulty reading for long period of time


All of these can be symptoms of dry eye disease. Yet surprisingly many people have dry eye disease without any of these symptoms. 

How Is Dry Eye Disease Diagnosed?

At your comprehensive eye exam, we ask that you fill out a brief dry eye questionnaire along with your medical history. This allows Dr. Kaur to make sure all your concerns and questions are addressed during your visit. After reviewing the questionnaire, medical history and your eye health, you may be scheduled for another in-depth dry eye assessment. 

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