Dry Eye Therapy in San Rafael & San Francisco

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Find Relief for Dry, Irritated Eyes Today

If your eyes feel tired, scratchy, watery, or even itchy, there may be a chance you’re experiencing dry eyes. Dry eyes are among the most common eye conditions patients face worldwide and can affect virtually any age. Dry eyes are becoming an epidemic among children and adults with the amount of screen time and zoom calls our eyes are subjected to daily!

But don’t worry, help is available! Rising Star Optometry is proud to help you find meaningful solutions for your dry eye issues. All you need to do is book your appointment, and we can help with the rest!

Understanding Dry Eye: Your Tear Film

Understanding dry eyes starts with understanding your tear film. Your tear film encompasses the surface of your eye and is responsible for keeping it healthy, comfortable, and hydrated.

There are 3 layers to your tear film, each with their ingredients and role to play. These layers are:

  • Mucus Layer: The mucus layer is the innermost layer of your tear film and is responsible for spreading the rest of the tear film evenly across your eye’s surface.
  • Aqueous Layer: The aqueous layer is the watery middle layer of your tear film. Produced by your lacrimal glands, this layer is responsible for keeping your eyes hydrated.
  • Lipid Layer: The lipid layer is the outermost layer of your tear film. Made from oils produced by your meibomian glands, this layer is responsible for sealing in the rest of the tear film to prevent it from evaporating.

Understanding Dry Eye: Causes

There are 2 different types of dry eye you could experience: insufficient tears (evaporative dry eye) or poor tear quality (aqueous tear deficiency). Both can affect the quality of your tear film and cause dry eye symptoms.

However, your risk of developing dry eye increases if:

Understanding Dry Eye: Symptoms

With dry eyes, you can expect to experience:

  • Eye fatigue
  • Blurred or inconsistent clarity of vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • A burning, stinging, or gritty feeling in your eyes
  • Stringy mucus produced from your eyes
  • Discomfort while wearing contact lenses

Find the Relief You Deserve Today

Trust our team to help find the right solutions for your dry eye problems. Please, book your appointment today!

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Where to find us

San Rafael

You can find our practice in the Wellness Center on the upper level of the Montecito Plaza Shopping Center. Parking is plentiful and there are many great shopping and eating options for before or after your visit, including Trader Joes and Whole Foods across the street.

Contact Information

Address

361 Third Street, Suite C, Montecito Plaza Wellness Center
San Rafael, CA 94901

Our Hours

Mondays
10 AM6 PM
Tuesdays
10 AM6 PM
Wednesdays
10 AM6 PM
Thursdays
10 AM6 PM
Fridays
10 AM6 PM
Saturdays
9 AM6 PM
Sundays
Closed

San Francisco

Our San Francisco location can be found in the same building as Melody Cafe and Kidspace. All day street and metered parking is available and there is a Safeway nearby.

Contact Information

Address

3401 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Our Hours

Mondays
Closed
Tuesdays
12 PM6:30 PM
Wednesdays
Closed
Thursdays
Closed
Fridays
Closed
Saturdays
9 AM5 PM
Sundays
Closed

Our San Francisco location can be found in the same building as Melody Cafe and Kidspace. All day street and metered parking is available and there is a Safeway nearby.

Contact Information

Address

3401 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Our Hours

Mondays
Closed
Tuesdays
12 PM6:30 PM
Wednesdays
Closed
Thursdays
Closed
Fridays
Closed
Saturdays
9 AM5 PM
Sundays
Closed

You can find our practice in the Wellness Center on the upper level of the Montecito Plaza Shopping Center. Parking is plentiful and there are many great shopping and eating options for before or after your visit, including Trader Joes and Whole Foods across the street.

Contact Information

Address

361 Third Street, Suite C, Montecito Plaza Wellness Center
San Rafael, CA 94901

Our Hours

Mondays
10 AM6 PM
Tuesdays
10 AM6 PM
Wednesdays
10 AM6 PM
Thursdays
10 AM6 PM
Fridays
10 AM6 PM
Saturdays
9 AM6 PM
Sundays
Closed

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