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Westchester Eyecare Center

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8610 S.Sepulveda Blvd Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 670-1888
Fax: (310) 670-1343

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday9:15am5:15pm
Tuesday9:15am5:15pm
Wednesday9:15am1:00pm
Thursday9:15am5:15pm
Friday9:15am1:00pm
Saturday9:15am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Dry Eye Treatment for Westchester, Playa del Rey and Playa Vista

While an isolated instance of dry, irritated eyes may afflict anyone from time to time, chronic dry eye merits your concern. When eyes are deprived of their normal hydration, lubrication and protection on a constant or recurring basis, you may suffer extreme discomfort, vision impairment and possibly even damage to the eyes themselves. Since dry eye can be caused by a wide range of internal and external factors, you may have no idea why you're plagued by this problem or what to do about it. That's when you need to turn to Westchester Eyecare Center, your source for professional dry eye treatment in Westchester, Playa del Rey and Playa Vista.

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A Closer Look at Dry Eye Treatment With Your Westchester Optometrist

The tears that keep your eyes healthy are more complex than you might realize. Tears are actually made up of three separate substances, mucous, water and oil. These three substances coat the front of the eye in layers to form the tear film. While a lack of overall tear production can certainly create insufficient tear film, the lack of any one of these three layers can also allow eyes to dry out. Many different issues can trigger or worsen a case of dry eye, including:

  • Functional challenges - Auto-immune diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome can cause chronic dryness. Blockages in the eyelid's oil-producing meibomian glands can throw the tear film out of balance.

  • Medications - Many medications, from antidepressants to antihistamines, can cause dryness as side effect.

  • Aging - Simply getting older can lead to an overall reduction in tear flow.

  • External influences - Wind (including wind from fans), pollen, tobacco smoke, dust and other external irritants can dry out the eyes.

  • Computer work habits - If you work at a caomputer for long hours without adequate breaks, your eyes probably aren't blinking frequently enough to keep producing tears.

Dry eye may cause redness, itchiness, eye fatigue, a gritty feeling in the eye, light sensitivity and blurriness of vision. Over time, the exposed cornea can develop infections, scarring and ulceration.

Our Optometrist Can Help You Defeat Dry Eye

Our optometrist, Dr. Tabiza, can diagnose the true nature of your dry eye problem so the appropriate treatment can be administered. We may check tear film and total tear production for abnormalities, examine the eye itself and ask you about your lifestyle and work habits. Once we know the cause of your dry eye, our optometrist can recommend a variety of treatment options. Possible treatments include eye drops, more frequent breaks from computer usage, removal of meibomian gland blockages, an increase in dietary fatty acids and changes to your current medications (to be discussed with your primary care provider).

Call Our Eye Doctor in Westchester Today

Dry eye doesn't have to dry up your quality of life. Call our eye doctor in Westchester today to schedule an eye evaluation and dry eye treatment!

Testimonial

"Dr. T is very thorough with her eye exams. She asks all the right questions with what you need. She takes her time with her patients making sure they get what they need and get to know them. She's very professional but also approachable. You can ask her any eye related issues and she'll have answers for you. If she doesn't have an answer, which doesn't happen often, she'll get the right information for you. She also doesn't try to up sell you with what you don't need. I would recommend her to all my family and friends. In fact I've already done so and they're all very satisfied with the service."

- Michi. B / YELP

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Westchester Eyecare Center
8610 S.Sepulveda Blvd Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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  • Phone: (310) 670-1888
  • Fax: (310) 670-1343
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Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday9:15am5:15pm
Tuesday9:15am5:15pm
Wednesday9:15am1:00pm
Thursday9:15am5:15pm
Friday9:15am1:00pm
Saturday9:15am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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