East Main Vision Clinic emerges as the premier Dry Eye Clinic in the South Sound


East Main Vision Clinic now offers the highly effective in-office procedure, LipiFlow. This painless, heated eyelid massage takes only 12 to 15 minutes and is extremely effective at controlling symptoms caused by dry eye.

Every day Dr. Day and his Dry Eye Specialist, Kari, evaluate patients who have symptoms ranging from mild to extreme dryness; advanced technology allows them to diagnose and treat Dry Eye Disease.

“By using state-of-the-art technology and knowledge the Dry Eye Center at East Main Vision is committed to the tailored care and treatment of every Dry Eye Disease sufferer we have the pleasure of working with,” Kari said.

Together Dr. Day and Kari review each individual case to determine a treatment plan. “We are here to advise, educate and to offer the very best options,” she said.

Dry eye disease is a growing health concern affecting over 20 million otherwise healthy adults nationwide.

Dry eye symptoms may include irritated, scratchy, dry, uncomfortable or red eyes, a burning sensation or feeling of something foreign in your eyes and blurred vision. Excessively dry eyes may damage eye tissue, scar the cornea, or make contact lens wear difficult.

“Dry eyes and tear film instability can be very uncomfortable problems to manage on your own. Dr. Day saw the growing population with these problems and wanted to help his patients to benefit from better diagnostics and treatments, so he has expanded our clinic with our Dry Eye Center.” Kari said.

There are many causes of dry eye. Often, dry eye is part of the natural aging process. It can also be caused by blinking or eyelid problems, medications like antihistamines, oral contraceptives and antidepressants, a dry climate, wind and dust, general health problems like arthritis or Sjögren’s disease, and chemical or thermal burns to your eyes.