Get the relief you deserve

Dry Eye Exam

Get the relief you deserve

Dry Eye Exam

Relieve dry eye symptoms

Dry Eye Exam, Kildeer & Elgin, IL 

At our dry eye center, we specialize in diagnosing and treating dry eye syndrome. With two convenient locations in Elgin and Kildeer, Illinois, our experienced eye doctors are dedicated to helping patients find relief from the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye. 

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that occurs when the eyes are unable to produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly. This condition can lead to a range of symptoms, including redness, itching, burning, and sensitivity to light. Left untreated, dry eye can also lead to damage to the surface of the eye and vision problems. 

Diagnosing dry eye syndrome 

Our doctors offer comprehensive eye exams in Kildeer and Elgin to rule out another ocular surface disease and assess your dry eye symptoms. In addition to their years of experience in diagnosing dry eyes, our doctors use advanced technology to assist in their diagnosis. 


As a part of your dry eye evaluation, we take images of the meibomian glands in your eyelids. It’s a quick and noninvasive scan that helps our doctors assess the quality of the gland structure. Additionally, our doctor will check how well the glands are functioning to determine the best treatment method for your eyes. 

Tear osmolarity testing 

During your visit to the dry eye center at Quality Eye Care Clinic, we use the TearLab Osmolarity Test Card to collect a tiny amount of tear fluid directly from the eyelid margins. We then use the TearLab Osmolarity System to quickly and easily determine your tear osmolarity (or the salt content of your tears).  

The osmolarity score is a critical sign of dry eye syndrome. People with dry eye syndrome have a higher osmolarity score compared to those who don’t. The TearLab Osmolarity System helps our doctors diagnose dry eye by providing a quantitative numerical value. 

Treatment for dry eye syndrome 

We offer several dry eye treatment options at our dry eye center. These range from supplements and dietary changes to prescription medications. 

There are some new in-office procedures available for patients dealing with dry eyes or blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids). These procedures allow us to play an active role in preventing the risk of dry eye and blepharitis, as part of a healthy lifestyle. Visit our dry eye spa to look at our wide range of rejuvenation and dry eye treatment options or browse our online store for dry eye products. 

Dry eye prevention tips 

Below is a list of steps that you can take to minimize your dry eye symptoms: 

  • Use a humidifier at your home. 
  • Use blue light blockers and anti-glare coatings on your glasses. 
  • Avoid medications that cause dry eye as a side effect.  
  • Blinking exercises. 
  • Maintain a healthy diet that includes omega-3 fatty acids. 
  • Drink more water. 
  • Avoid smoking. 
  • Follow the 20/20/20 rule that says for every 20 minutes you spend looking at screens, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away. 
  • Ask our doctors for special contact lenses that are designed for dry eye patients like scleral lenses and soft daily disposable lenses. 

Schedule a dry eye exam in Kildeer or Elgin, IL 

Don’t let dry eye syndrome disrupt your daily life. Whether your dry eye symptoms are mild or severe, we are here to help restore your comfort and improve your overall eye health. Contact us today to schedule a dry eye exam in Kildeer or Elgin, Illinois.