Dry Eye Disease (DED) affects approximately 40 million people in the U.S. and less than 5 percent of the DED patient population has been diagnosed and is being treated, according to Healthcare Maintenance Organizations data.
Keeping up with the latest technology in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eyes, Frantz EyeCare was recently certified by TearLab as an “Accredited Dry Eye Center”. By being certified, Frantz EyeCare has demonstrated expertise and dedication to the most advanced technologies and treatments in the management of dry eye disease. Medical Director, Dr. Jonathan Frantz and the team of doctors at Frantz EyeCare have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease.
As an Accredited Dry Eye Center, Frantz EyeCare is dedicated to providing the highest quality of dry eye care using advanced ophthalmic diagnostic techniques and treatments.
“We have the ability to measure tear osmolarity with the TearLab test, which helps us diagnose, treat, and monitor a patient’s dry eyes,” said Frantz.
One of the most common clinical challenges faced in eye care is dry eye. “Thanks to new technology we can now treat dry eye in ways never before available,” Frantz added. This latest TearLab technology measures a small sample of the patient’s tears to see how “dry” they really are. Frantz EyeCare is one of the first in southwest Florida to offer this advanced diagnostic evaluation.
Treatment is prescribed based on the measurements from the TearLab. Treatments range from Omega 3 supplements, tear replacement drops, punctal plugs, anti-inflammatory drops, oral antibiotics and prescription strength artificial tears.