Your eye doctor in Reno, Nevada and Portola, California
Dr Mitchell graduated from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry and is a former faculty member.
Dr. Mitchell is the former Director of Eye Disease at UC Berkeley and the former Director of Eye Care for Kaiser-Permanente in San Francisco. We provide state-of-the-art...continue
We offer complete eyecare services, comprehensive eye examinations, consultation on refractive surgery as well as care for eye diseases like cataract and macular degeneration.
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Patients will often ask what condition is the most common that I see. With our modern electronic medical record system, it's easy for me to see. That condition is dry eyes. Dry eyes is even more common than nearsighteness, the need for bifocals or any other diagnosis!
I guess that should come as no surprise since we live in a very dry climate here in both Northen Nevada and Northeastern California. And, these days we much better understand dry eye and its treatment. In fact, we've started a dry eye clinic at the office where we focus just on dry eyes--where the focus is applying the most current knowledge to help our patients feel and see better.
What we're finding is that dry eye is a complicated interaction between the environment, overall patient health, medications, tear production, eye physiology and the eyelids. It's often not as simple as using a regular over the counter artificial tear to get any improvement. Proper care of this disorder requires a more structured approach and an understanding of the current research and appropriate testing.
For more information, or to make your appointment, either visit our dry eye website at www.myeyesaresodry.com or call the office. We'd love to help you!