Do You Suffer From Dry Eye?
Do you have teary or watery eyes?
Burning, itchiness, or a sandy feeling around your eyelids?
Constantly rubbing them in the morning or after working on the computer?
Welcome to Dry Eye Center West Virginia
Welcome to Dry Eye Center. At our Vienna practice, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, friendly and compassionate dry eye care service to our patients. We believe that clear, comfortable vision is your right and our priority. We offer a full range of dry eye care services including treatments for dry eye disease such as artificial tears, lipiflow, punctal plugs and more. Our friendly and professional staff is here to help you and provide genuine customer service. With that in mind. we will supply you with the most up-to-date information regarding all aspects of dry eye care and answer any questions you might have. Our greatest satisfaction comes from improving your vision and enhancing your quality of life.
If you are experiencing persistent symptoms of dry eye, it is important to make an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Showalter will carefully review your symptoms, your overall health history, and any medications that you are taking. Any environmental factors that may be contributing to your discomfort will also be assessed. As part of the physical exam, Dr. Showalter will examine your eyelids, evaluate your blink dynamics and inspect the cornea. Diagnostic tests to measure the quantity and quality of your tears will also be performed.
It is estimated that over 30 million Americans suffer from dry eye disease; a condition that is both chronic in nature and progressively worsens over time. Identifying and properly treating dry eye disease early is necessary to providing lifelong ocular comfort and clear vision.
Patients with Aqueous Deficient Dry Eye may require punctol occlusion. Small silicone plugs are inserted into the puncla, thereby blocking tear drainage from the eye and increasing the volume of tears in the eye.
Lipiflow is the only FDA cleared treatment for MGD. Liplflow applies controlled heat and gentle massage to the eyelids to remove obstructions from the glands. This in office procedure improves gland function and prevents further atrophy of the glands.
LipiScan enables your eye care specialist to view the health of your meibomian glands with optimum accuracy. This diagnostic tool has changed the way medicine diagnoses dry eye syndrome. With efficiency and versatility, LipiScan is a small and lightweight device with a comfortable patient experience. Quick and painless, the procedure takes about one minute to image both lower eyelids.
Did You Know BlephEx® Can Treat 5 Symptom Types?
- Eye rubbing, itching or scratchy eyes
- Foreign body sensation
- Tearing or Crusting
- Redness and Inflammation
- Dry eyes
Dr Jill Showalter is passionate about bringing the latest dry eye solutions to the Mid-Ohio Valley. As a dry eye sufferer, she understands the struggle this disease contributes to day to day living. In Janulary 2017, she opened the Dry Eye Center of WV, the first clinic in WV dedicated solely to the diagnosis and treatment of Dry Eye disease.
A native of the Mid Ohio Valley, she graduated cum laude from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis TN in 1995 and has practiced in the area her entire career. Dr Showalter has the distinction of being one of the few optometrists in the area to become board certified by the American Board of Optometry. She is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry.