Clairemont Optometry

Dry Eyes Treatment

Dry Eye

More than 16 million Americans are believed to be afflicted by dry eyes, a number that is expected to rise as we increasingly spend time on screens and depend on smartphones, tablets, and laptops. The dedicated experts at Clairemont Optometry New Vision Institute are devoted to both diagnosing and treating dry eye conditions in San Diego. Additionally, they are committed to informing patients about the symptoms of dry eyes and the various treatment choices available for managing chronic dry eye disease.

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Dry Eye in La Jolla, San Diego
  • Understanding Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Recognizing Symptoms of Chronic Dry Eye
  • Potential Complications Linked to Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Factors Contributing to Dry Eye Risk
  • Exploring Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)


Jaclyn D

This an overdue review for Dr. Nguyen and his wonderful staff. Always very friendly, courteous and professional. I always try to get my exam yearly due to a lot of working on the computer and my eyes get quite a workout; Dr. Nguyen and his staff, David, are always so helpful and their recommendations are on spot. Definitely would recommends for friends and family members.

Alyssa Moore

Such a great experience! Everyone was so nice and the appointment was quick but thorough. My contact lenses came in after a week and they texted me to let me know I could pick them up. Highly recommend!

William Kirk Beja

The staff is very friendly, and the facility is so clean. Dr Nguyen is very passionate with his work and I really appreciate him taking care of me during my visit. Definitely will be recommending to my friends and family!

Renata Vieira

I’ve been seeing Dr. Nguyen for 2 years and he is THE BEST! Even after relocating from SD to OC, I refuse to see anyone else but Dr. Nguyen and the crew at Clairemont Optometry. I trust them with my eyes closed!!!

Megan Bishop

Thank you Dr. Nguyen & Team for caring for my eyes! I am happy to have found a local place, a great atmosphere with caring professionals.

Thomas Gunter

Dr. Bruce Nguyen and all of the staff at Clairemont Optometry are great at providing a very comprehensive eye exam in a friendly way. Dr. Bruce Nguyen is very helpful when explaining anything about your eye exam. The office is very nice, and they have lots of styles of frames to choose from if you're looking for glasses. I highly recommend them if you need your eyes checked and want to work with people who are very helpful and friendly.

Brian Downum

Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Being my first optometry exam, Dr. Nguyen spent plenty of time explaining to me eye health and how it pertains to someone of my age and my concerns. Highly recommend this clinic.

shivani dave

Highly recommend this place for your eyewear/eye exam. The staff is very friendly, have a wide range of frames available. Pretty much accepts major insurances. So far the best experience with eye exam, doctor gave very detailed explanation about the eye reports and other precautionary measures.

Lynn Crawford

As usual, excellent all the way around. From my usual visits, I brought my 7yo for his 1st eye exam and Dr. Nguyen was awesome. He was quick and explained everything to my son in kid terms and my son is excited to get his reading glasses. We will be back! Never a complaint. 😊

Katy McCowen

Dr. Nguyen really knows his stuff! He helped me understand all of the tests and what they are for. I didn't know I needed an eye exam every year even if my eyesight is good. They also take my insurance and his staff got me computer glasses fast. Highly recommend.

Dry Eye Treatment and Diagnosis in San Diego, CA

Dr Bruce Nguyen

Dr Bruce Nguyen is an expert in conducting diagnostic examinations and providing treatments for dry eye conditions at the Clairemont Optometry New Vision Institute. To arrange a consultation for dry eye treatment, please get in touch with our office.

What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry Eye Syndrome, also known as Dry Eye Disease (DED), manifests when the eyes suffer from insufficient moisture or lubrication on their surface. Although severe dry eyes are prevalent, individuals may not be aware that treatment solutions exist. The origins of Dry Eye Syndrome may be linked to various factors, including inadequate tear production, malfunctioning lacrimal glands, excessive tear evaporation due to insufficient oil, subpar tear quality, infections, and inflammation.

Chronic Dry Eye Symptoms

You might already recognize the typical dry eye symptoms, but it’s worth noting that Dry Eye Syndrome can manifest in a variety of ways that may catch you off guard. For instance, having overly watery eyes can be a sign that your body is overproducing tears to counteract dryness. Here’s a comprehensive list of Dry Eye Syndrome symptoms:

  • Redness
  • Burning sensation
  • Itching
  • Excessive tearing
  • Fatigued eyes by day’s end
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Grittiness or discomfort
  • Mucous or stringy discharge
  • Impaired night vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Discomfort while wearing contact lenses

Dry Eye Risk Factors

Dry Eye Syndrome can impact individuals across the board. Various factors can either trigger or worsen dry eye symptoms, including prolonged screen exposure, allergies, and environmental elements like Santa Ana winds. Additionally, certain risk factors may increase your susceptibility to experiencing dry eye symptoms. These risk factors comprise:

  • Utilizing digital devices for more than 2 hours daily
  • Age of 50 or older
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Underlying medical conditions like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disorders, Sjögren’s syndrome, menopause, lupus, and other autoimmune diseases
  • Pre-existing eye conditions such as blepharitis or allergic eye disease
  • Usage of specific prescription medications, including birth control pills, blood pressure medication, diuretics, antidepressants, decongestants, and antihistamines
  • Family history of Meibomian gland dysfunction

Location & Hours

Our Saturday hours are 8 am to 3 pm on the first and third Saturday of every month. Saturday appointment requests are processed by phone on a first-come first serve basis and not available online. Please give us a call at 858-279-6500 for availability.

Clairemont Optometry
10715 Tierrasanta Blvd, Suite F
San Diego, California 92124
(858) 279-6500

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

Contact us

Reach out to us and let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
Please give us 24-48 hours to reply to your email or you could also call us at 858-279-6500 or text us at 858-276-0038 for faster response

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