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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?

Types of Dry Eyes

There are two main types of dry eyes:

  • Aqueous tear deficiency: This type of dry eye occurs when the lacrimal glands, which produce the watery part of tears, do not produce enough tears. ATD can be caused by a number of factors, including aging, autoimmune diseases, and certain medications. 

  • Evaporative dry eye: This type of dry eye occurs when the tears evaporate too quickly. EDE is often caused by a problem with the meibomian glands, which produce the oily layer of tears. The oily layer of tears helps to prevent the tears from evaporating too quickly. EDE can also be caused by other factors, such as dry air, windy conditions, and contact lens wear.

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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