Dr. Luther Ness, Dr. Angela Ferguson, Dr. Jeremy Beam, Dr. Justin Dalke & Dr. Chad Burton, provide quality eye care services and vision care products in Walla Walla; we truly care about the health of your eyes and have extensive experience treating dry eyes.
We are conveniently located near you in Walla Walla, Washington and treat patients from Milton-Freewater, College Place, Dayton, Waitsburg and the entire Walla Walla Valley.
We offer you and your family top quality eye care delivered with unsurpassed customer service and accept a number of Insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs.
Q&A with Our Doctors | Focus on Dry Eye
Q: What are some of the symptoms of Dry Eye?
A: There are numerous symptoms of dry eye disease, but the most common ones include excess tearing, lack of tearing, burning, redness, foreign body sensation, intermittently blurred vision, and an inability to tolerate contact lenses. If you have any of the above symptoms, and want a professional diagnosis, please make an appointment here.
Q: What are the typical treatments used to help people suffering from Dry Eyes?
A: Treatment for dry eye depends on the cause, severity, and stage of the disease. Artificial tears can be helpful in the early stages. If over-the-counter eye drops are insufficient, we progress to a prescription medication such as Restasis or Xiidra. Lid hygiene as well as omega-3 fish oil supplementation can improve symptoms. Anti-inflammatory medications as well as punctal plugs are also available if needed for treatment.
Q: How do I know if I have Dry Eye?
A: Dry eye syndrome can only be diagnosed by an eye doctor. We take your symptoms into account, including the eyes feeling dry, burning, itchy or irritated. Watery eyes and blurry vision are also common because the tears, which protect the outermost surface of the eye, can be unstable.
If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.
Please call our office at: 509-529-2020 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room. Please visit our Emergency Eye Care page for more information.
- Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed