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Don’t Live With Dry Eyes

Dry eye is a condition that affects over 16 million Americans. This condition is typically chronic, affecting your daily life and making it difficult to focus and enjoy your day. Dry eyes can be uncomfortable and irritating, but your symptoms don’t need to last. 

Dry eye isn’t curable, but we can help manage this condition and so you can live comfortably. Visit us in Severna Park—we’re here to help relieve your dry eyes.

Understanding Dry Eye

Dry eye is a common condition where your tears can’t properly hydrate your eyes, leading to irritation and other symptoms. This condition can develop for many reasons, but not producing enough tears or having poor quality tears are the most common causes. These issues occur when complications arise in your tear film

The 3 layers of your tear film (mucus, water, and oil) work together to keep your eyes healthy. The mucus layer helps keep your tears on the eye’s surface, the water layer helps hydrate and protect the eye, and the oil layer helps prevent your tears from evaporating too quickly. 

When the tear film has issues, it can lead to several dry eye symptoms, including:

  • A stinging, burning, scratching sensation 
  • Blurry vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Eye redness
  • Foreign object sensation
  • Light sensitivity 
  • Stringy mucus in or around the eyes
  • Watery eyes

Our Dry Eye Treatments

Because dry eye can have many different factors affecting it, we offer a variety of treatments. We recommend the treatments we feel best meet your needs after examining your eyes and identifying the cause of your symptoms. We use diagnostic tools like the Schirmer’s test to help determine why your eyes are dry. 

Learning about your eye health and tears helps us create a personalized treatment plan to relieve your symptoms. Depending on your dry eye situation, we may recommend BlephEx, meibomian gland expression, prescription eye drops, or punctal plugs.


BlephEx is one of our in-office treatments designed to exfoliate the eyelids and eyelashes, improving dry eye symptoms. Meibomian gland blockages and eye inflammation can develop due to bacteria and debris along the eyelids. BlephEx focuses on keeping this area clean so your eyes stay healthy and comfortable.

Meibomian gland expression involves releasing oil in the meibomian glands trapped due to a blockage. We place pressure on the glands during treatment to gently express oil, improving your dry eye symptoms.

Prescription eye drops can help treat dry eyes in several ways, including treating eyelid inflammation or improving tear production. One type of eye drop we provide is Restasis. Restasis eye drops help treat chronic dry eyes by reducing inflammation to improve natural tear production.

Punctal plugs are devices the size of a grain of rice. These small plugs go into your tear ducts to slow how your tears naturally drain from the eye’s surface. Slowing tear drainage can help keep the eye hydrated for longer, improving dry eye symptoms.

Find Long-Term Comfort

Dry eyes can lower your quality of life, but you don’t need to deal with these symptoms forever. With our help, we can identify the cause of your symptoms and recommend a personalized treatment plan. We understand the effect dry eyes can have on your life—visit us for an assessment and help relieve your discomfort.

Experience Innovative & Frameless Vision

In the past, there were 2 kinds of people: those who could wear contact lenses and those who couldn’t wear contact lenses. But no longer!

Certain eye conditions can make wearing regular contact lenses uncomfortable and irritating. At Severna Park Eye Care, we offer a variety of specialty contact lenses so you, can enjoy the freedom and flexibility of frameless vision. 

Whether you need extra hydration for dry eye symptoms, multiple prescriptions in a single lens, or help slow myopia progression, we have contact lenses for you. Book your contact lens exam with us today and discover which lenses work best for you.

Our Location

You can find us next to Magothy Gateway shopping mall. There’s plenty of parking available in the main lot for your convenience. Please contact us if you have any trouble locating our office.

Our Address

  • 139 Ritchie Hwy. Suite B
  • Severna Park, MD 21146

Contact Information

Our Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Areas We Serve

We proudly serve Severna Park and welcome patients from all over Maryland.

  • Severna Park
  • Annapolis
  • Arnold
  • Millersville
  • Glen Burnie
  • Crownsville
  • Severn
  • Odenton
  • Hanover
  • Gambrills
  • Elkridge
  • Anne Arundel County
  • Howard County
  • Baltimore County
  • Baltimore City
  • Washington, DC

Wherever you’re from, we are happy to help you. Visit us today for all your eye care needs.

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