Dry Eyes

Elise Brisco, O.D., FAAO, CCH, FCOVD -  - Optometrist

Hollywood Vision Center-Optometry

Elise Brisco, O.D., FAAO, CCH, FCOVD

Optometrist located in Carthay Circle, Los Angeles, CA

Dry eyes are common in areas of low humidity like Los Angeles. Dr. Elise Brisco, OD, FAAO, CCH, FCOVD treats dry eyes at the relaxing MoisturEyes Spa at Hollywood Vision Center, Optometry, Inc., at Carthay, Miracle Mile, Mid-Wilshire, Beverly Hills, California. To find relief from dry eyes, call or book an appointment online today.

Dry Eyes Q & A

What are dry eyes?

Dry eyes occur when the amount or quality of your tears isn’t enough to properly nourish and lubricate your eyes. In addition to itching, redness, and irritation, insufficient quality and quantity of tears can increase your risk of eye infections and interfere with your ability to see.

Since this condition is so prevalent in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Brisco and the team at Hollywood Vision Center, Optometry, Inc. offer a variety of treatments at their MoisturEyes Spa. They’re the only location in southern California with the revolutionary MiBo Thermoflo, a device that gently warms and massages your eyes while you relax.

What causes dry eyes?

Dry eyes are a common condition that affects over 30 million people. It’s natural to lose about a third of your tear-producing glands over time, but certain factors may increase your risk of developing dry eyes, including:

  • Living in a desert-like region with low humidity
  • Working long hours at a computer
  • Hormonal changes due to pregnancy, menopause
  • Medications such as oral contraceptives and decongestants
  • Medical conditions such as allergies and arthritis
  • Environmental irritants such as smoke
  • Long-term use of contact lenses
  • Eye surgeries such as LASIK

No matter the specific cause of your dry eyes, Dr. Brisco works with you to find the best treatment to relieve your condition.

How do you treat dry eyes?

First, Dr. Brisco carefully evaluates your condition with a dry eye exam and consultation. Then, she recommends a treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms and prevent eye damage.

As a holistic, integrative optometrist, Dr. Brisco offers several options for dry eye treatment, including:

  • MiBo Thermoflo therapy
  • Natural tear stimulation
  • Using artificial tears
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Inserting punctual plugs into your tear ducts

When your tear glands become clogged with debris, they don’t produce the tears you need to keep your eyes clear and comfortable. Dry eyes treatments at the MoisturEyes Spa help open up impacted or diseased tear glands, providing immediate relief.

If you suffer from itchy, irritated eyes, Dr. Brisco and the team at Hollywood Vision Center, Optometry, Inc. provide a relaxing, pampering experience that improves the comfort and appearance of your eyes. They promise it’s the best you’ll ever feel in a doctor’s office.

To schedule your dry eyes consultation, call or book an appointment online.