DRY EYE CENTER

Patients in the Denver area and beyond come to Sumner Vision because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our mission and commitment. We treat our patients as we would like to be treated, show compassion and treat every individual with a positive attitude, as well as educate ourselves and our patients on the latest advancements in eyecare. At Sumner Vision, we will explain every test and procedure and answer all of our patient’s questions.

DRY EYES

For many people, the feeling of grittiness, dryness, burning, or even excessive tearing cannot be relieved simply with over the counter methods It may be the sign of a chronic condition known as Dry Eye Syndrome. Sumner Vision is an accredited Dry Eye Center. This means that Dr. Sumner uses special testing equipment and clinical laboratory tests that most eye care offices do not have access to.

DRY EYE EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION

Dr. Sumner performs specific tests to determine the various forms of dry eye and tear film dysfunction. Some of these tests include tear osmolarity testing, refractive mapping of the corneal surface to measure irregularities, tear film analysis to evaluate the integrity of the tear layer, spectral microscopy to determine cell count of the cornea, vital dye staining, meibomian gland imaging, and inflammation marker testing using InflammaDry.

TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF DRY EYES

After appropriate in-depth testing, Dr. Sumner is able to provide a customized treatment program for every patient. Treatment regimens may include certain artificial tears, lubricating ointments, nutritional products such as omega 3, hot compresses, eyelid micro-exfoliation, prescription drugs, both systemic and topical, tear savers, IPL (Intense pulsed light) therapy, Lipiflow, and eye lid washes.

PROUDLY A PART OF EYECARE SPECIALTIES

We are a member of the EyeCare Specialties of Colorado family. Together we serve the diverse communities of Colorado.