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Dry Eye Treatment

Even without knowing the term “dry eye” or “Dry Eye Syndrome“, if you suffer from it, then you are all too familiar with the soreness, discomfort, and constant misery that can come with dry eyes.

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Fortunately, our staff can bring relief and healing from Dry Eyes to patients from California. Dr. Michael Hansen at Dry Eye Center At Advanced Eye Care Center can treat Dry Eye Syndrome, from mild to severe. Whether it’s an occasional irritant or a debilitating daily problem, we can help.

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Diagnostic Equipment And Tools
For Dry Eye


Dry Eye Center At Advanced Eye Care Center uses the latest diagnostic equipment and tools to quickly and accurately pinpoint the cause and type of dry eye problem you’re suffering from. We don’t just throw any old drops at you either.

We provide custom treatment plans designed to maximize the relief of your dry eye symptoms AND treat the underlying cause of your discomfort.

What Is Dry Eye?


Dry Eye Syndrome can range from a mild irritant to chronic problem. The symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome may include:

  • Dry, irritated, or red eyes
  • Excessive tearing/watery eyes
  • Inflammation
  • Sore or sensitive eyes
  • Itchiness
  • Burning or inflammation
  • A gritty or pasty feeling in the eyelids
  • Crusty or gunky eyes
  • Blurriness

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What Causes Dry Eye?


Dry eyes or Dry Eye Syndrome is a complex condition that can have multiple causes but tends to share common symptoms. Dr. Michael Hansen will use the latest technology to assess the cause of your dry eye symptoms in order to provide the best possible care.

  • Poor Tear Quality
  • Meibomian Gland Disorder
  • Blepharitis
  • Poor Tear Volume
  • Age, Gender & Dry Eye
  • Environmental Factors & Irritants
  • Contact Lenses & Dry Eye
  • Medical Conditions
  • Lifestyle & Dry Eyes
  • Medications & Dry Eye

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How Can I Improve My Lifestyle To Prevent and Treat Dry Eye Syndrome?


There are many ways to treat dry eyes. We recommend that you prevent dry eye symptoms before they begin and address lifestyle factors that may be aggravating an existing condition.

Blink a lot, drink plenty of fluids and avoid eye irritants. Maintain a healthy lifestyle with a focus on vitamins like Omega 3. Make sure to use lubricating eye drops if you are taking medication that puts you at risk for dry eyes. Over the counter eye drops for dry eye are widely available.

20/20/20 Rule

During prolonged computer or digital device use, make sure to take a short break every 20 minutes to look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

Keep Hydrated

Drink enough water. Women need at least 91 oz. of water a day and men need even more. Insufficient water intake can directly contribute to a reduced supply of tears, particularly in hot and dry climates.

Healthy diet and Omega 3

A healthy diet is essential for maintaining optimal health. Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to help maintain good vision and eye health, as well as decrease dry eyes symptoms.

Fish and flax are good natural sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, and are available in tablet/supplement form. There are supplements specifically made for dry eyes. These usually consist of Omega 3 with DHA from flaxseed oil, and include vitamin C, vitamin E, Vitamin B6, magnesium, and a variety of other vitamins specifically formulated for patients with this eye condition.

Contact Us for Dry Eye Relief


If you’re seeking relief for your dry eyes, Dr. Michael Hansen can help. Dry Eye Center At Advanced Eye Care Center serves patients from Redondo Beach , Manhattan Beach , Torrance , Palos Verdes, and throughout California.

Serving Dry Eye Patients from:

Redondo Beach | Manhattan Beach | Torrance | Palos Verdes | and throughout California

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    The TearCare System is the latest treatment on the market that offers relief to those with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), dry eye, and blepharitis.
  • LipiFlow and BlephEx are two advanced technologies that can alleviate the irritating symptoms of dry eye by targeting the underlying root of this debilitating condition.
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    Eye-Light is a powerful and unique treatment that reduces the incidence Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, Dry Eye Syndrome, blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) and cysts.
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    Our optometrists at Advanced Eyecare Center are pleased to offer BlephEx for treatment of blepharitis.
  • Our Dry Eye clinic in Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach, offer both Lipiflow for MGD and Blephex for Blepharitis.
  • MGD occurs when there is a compromise to the function and/or structure of the Meibomian glands. Our doctors at Advanced Eyecare Center can help treat your MGD.
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    At our Redondo and Manhattan Beach, we treat MGB with a LipiFlow machine. This device uses what is known as Vectored Thermal Pulsation technology which applies gentle pressure and heat to your meibomian glands.
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    Dry Eye Center At Advanced Eye Care Center provides cutting-edge treatment for dry eyes that's fully tailored to your specific situation.
  • Advanced Eyecare Center’s treatment for Meibomian gland dysfunction involves the use of the LipiFlow system.
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    TrueTear is a new technological device that provides immense relief to those with severe dry eye conditions by prompting tear ducts to emit the much-needed tears for excellent eye health.

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