Vision Therapy in Pine City

Discover the Right Dry Eye Treatment for You

(320) 629-7262
Reclaim Vision Comfort and Clarity

Many people struggle with dry eye symptoms that hinder them from reaching their full potential. Don’t let dry eyes prevent you from seeing clearly and comfortably.

Dry eye symptoms can be more than just a minor inconvenience. They can impact your daily life, making it difficult to focus on work, enjoy your favorite activities, or simply relax. Imagine constantly battling the sensation of dryness, grittiness, or irritation in your eyes or dealing with redness and discomfort that affects your confidence.

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Why Choose Dry Eye Treatment?

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Even daily activities like reading or using digital screens can become a challenge when your vision is blurred or your eyes are overly sensitive to light.

The constant discomfort and distraction caused by these symptoms can lower your productivity and overall quality of life. That said, there's hope! Tailored dry eye treatment can bring swift and long-lasting relief, improving your eye health and quality of life.


Dry Eyes in Pine City

Our optometry practice in Pine City

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Exploring Dry Eye Treatments:

Finding the most suitable treatment for dry eyes is essential for lasting relief and optimal eye health. Let's explore a few effective options to help you regain comfort and clarity in your vision.

  • Comfort and Clarity with Specialized Contact Lenses

    Contact lenses have emerged as a popular choice for dry eye sufferers. Specifically designed soft contact lenses can help maintain a stable tear film, reducing friction between the eyelids and the cornea.

    Contact lenses for dry eyes retain moisture and provide ongoing hydration, offering comfort and improving vision. They are a convenient option that can significantly alleviate dry eye symptoms.

  • Instant Relief with Lubricating Eye Drops

    One of the most straightforward and accessible solutions for dry eye is using artificial tears and lubricating eye drops, available over the counter. Adding moisture to the eyes, these products offer temporary relief and comfort whenever needed.

    In severe cases, prescription atropine eye drops may be recommended by an eye doctor to provide targeted relief for your dry eye condition.

  • Non-Invasive IPL Therapy for Chronic Dry Eyes

    Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment is another effective solution for chronic dry eyes. This non-invasive procedure uses precisely calibrated light pulses to target and reduce inflammation and eliminate demodex in and around the meibomian glands. These glands are responsible for producing the oil layer of the tear film. IPL therapy can improve the quantity and quality of tears, offering long-term relief. IPL therapy is an appealing option for those seeking a non-surgical approach.

  • Innovative Radiofrequency Treatment for Lasting Relief

    Radiofrequency treatment is another cutting-edge option for effectively managing dry eyes. This procedure involves the application of radiofrequency energy to the meibomian glands, stimulating oil production and enhancing tear stability.

    Radiofrequency treatment offers lasting relief from dry eye symptoms and can significantly improve overall eye comfort. Radiofrequency treatment is worth exploring for individuals seeking a non-invasive and sustainable solution.


Patient Reviews
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- May. 16, 2024
Staff is very helpful assisting with picking out frames. Always very kind.
- May. 14, 2024
It was a pleasant experience!
- May. 05, 2024
Dr Garofalo is one the best opthamologists! Great office, friendly staff who care.
- Apr. 20, 2024
Very happy with service provided and friendly, efficient staff!
- Apr. 10, 2024
A friendly place.
- Apr. 10, 2024
Staff are always professional, pleasant and helpful.
- Apr. 07, 2024
The Dr. and staff have a very professional yet joyful attitude when talking with patients.
- Mar. 26, 2024
I felt welcomed and comfortable. Dr. Benedict was very thorough and checked me completely.
- Mar. 22, 2024
Been going here since I was 6 years old. Staff and doctors are great! I'll continue to go out of the... way to make sure I go see them. Always trusted them 100% to take care of my eyes.
- Mar. 20, 2024
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Took time to explain tests and results.
- Mar. 18, 2024
I am so grateful for the team at Pine Eye. I went in for a routine checkup knowing that my eyes had ... changed since the last visit. Dr. T. was honest with her genuine concern over the significant changes that had taken place and validated the feelings I had about my much my vision had been affected. I’ve got my new glasses and can see quite nicely.
- Mar. 14, 2024
Thanks! Great experience!
- Mar. 01, 2024
Dr. Garafalo is very talented, very thorough, and totally engaged in a great outcome or solution for... his patients. We are so glad we were referred to him by a friend. We highly recommend him as well.
- Feb. 17, 2024
Very thorough and were able to allay my fears
- Feb. 15, 2024
I’ve been to numerous optometrists in the past 4-5 years & always left with a new rx but still not... being able to see clearly. I always felt like I was crazy and just expecting to see “perfect” and that it was no longer an option after age 35 🤣. Dr Benedict took the time to figure out why I was having so much trouble with my overall vision for YEARS. He did some extra testing in my exam and found the problem. It literally changed my life! I also no longer feel like a hypochondriac 🤣
- Jan. 14, 2024
I take a 45 minute drive to Pine Eye instead of going to the local doctor in town. I'm a very indeci... sive person and I was struggling with frame's. The more the looked the more uncomfortable I started to feel. After staff noticing they helped narrow down choices and boosted my confidence on the best frame's for me. It was wonderful! Plus I'm very forgetful and always running late.. I get multiple reminders through emails and phone calls, which is greatly appreciated!
- Jan. 04, 2024
Hands down the best eye Dr I've been to! Dr. Toler is amazing, warm, and friendly. She explained eve... rything so I understood them and I left with a full understanding of what went on!! I'll continue to see Dr.Toler and will recommend this eye clinic to everybody I know!!
- Jan. 03, 2024
Dr. Iverson and staff are very helpful and friendly. Dr. Iverson does a great job answering question... s. Eye exam was very thorough. Requested prescription for computer use. Eyeglasses are excellent. I can see clearly now! Thank you.
- Nov. 12, 2023
Excellent care and kind staff. Helpful with finding frames, and transparent about insurance deductib... les and extra costs.
- Nov. 02, 2023
Fast and quick service

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Tailored Dry Eye Treatments

Personalized plans are vital due to varying dry eye symptoms, and our specialists at Pine Eye Associates work closely with you to create an individualized treatment.

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Comprehensive Approach:

Your plan may involve a combination of treatments targeting the root causes of your symptoms, ensuring effectiveness.

Expert Assessment:

Our optometrists assess your condition and consider your lifestyle for tailored recommendations.

Optimizing Comfort

We aim to provide lasting relief and clarity in your vision by customizing your dry eye treatment plan for comfort and eye health.


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Schedule Your Dry Eye Consultation with Pine Eye Associates

Managing dry eyes requires a multifaceted approach that combines reactive treatments with preventive measures. Whether you choose contact lenses, soothing eye drops, IPL treatment, radiofrequency treatment, or a combination of these strategies , the ultimate goal is to find relief from dry eye discomfort and maintain optimal eye health.

Would you benefit from dry eye management advice and treatment this season? Call us at Pine Eye Associates to book an appointment today!

(320) 629-7262