Now with 2 locations in Boulder, CO! We’re proud to welcome Boulder Eye Surgeons/Panorama LASIK to the Boulder Eye Surgeons family and expand our services to include LASIK.

Boulder Eye Surgeons (Foothills Hospital)

4745 Arapahoe Ave. #100, Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 444-3000

Boulder Eye Surgeons/Panorama LASIK

1810 30th St. Suite B, Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 499-2020
(Formerly Boulder Eyes/Beyer LASIK)

Medical Eye Care

Dry Eye

At Boulder Eye Surgeons, our team of professionals provides
state-of-the-art care to help you achieve and maintain clear vision.
Dry Eye Symptoms
Dry Eye Causes
Dry Eye Diagnosis
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What is Dry Eye?

Dry Eye Symptoms

Dry eye is a condition where your eye is not producing enough lubricating tears. This can be a little confusing since one of the most common symptoms of dry eye syndrome is excessive watering of the eyes! How is this possible?

Lubricating Tears

Contain a precise balance of water mucus, oil, nutrient proteins, and antibodies to nourish and protect the front surface of the eye. Lubricating tears are produced slowly and steadily throughout the day.

Reflex Tears

Do not have much lubricating value. Reflex tears are exactly what the name suggests, they are an automatic reflex to flush the eye when it is suddenly irritated or injured. These tears gush out in such large quantities that the tear drainage system can’t handle them all and they spill out onto your cheek. Reflex tears might occur when you get something in your eye when you’re cutting onions, when you’re around smoke, or when you accidentally scratch your eye. With dry eye syndrome, the primary cause of reflex tearing is irritation of the eye from lack of lubricating tears.

What Causes Dry Eye?

Dry Eye Causes

How can i check if i have dry eye?

Dry Eye Diagnosis

Measuring your rate of tear production and checking how long it takes for tears to evaporate in between blinks are two ways your eye doctor can check for dry eye. By using magnifying instruments, the doctor can also check for pinpoint scratches on the front surface of the eye caused by dryness using special, colored eyedrops called fluorescein or Rose Bengal.

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Boulder Eye Surgeons

97% of our patients would refer friends and family to us.

Boulder Eye Surgeons

Our Doctors

Boulder Eye Surgeons has been providing comprehensive medical and surgical eye care since 1997. We help patients of all ages in Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, Louisville, and throughout Colorado to achieve and maintain clear vision. Our goal is to provide professional, compassionate and customized eye care to every patient, every time. We strive to understand your needs and exceed your expectations.

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