Dry Eye Therapy in Fort Smith

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Helping You Find Relief from Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is a vision condition that can interfere with your productivity and cause discomfort. At Royal Eye Care, we use diagnostic technology and various dry eye treatment methods to help you find relief.

Our goal is to help our patients understand dry eye syndrome and its symptoms. Contact us to schedule an appointment and start treating your dry eyes today.

Gaining a Better Understanding of Dry Eyes

When dry eyes appear, relief can be the first thing on your mind. Dry eye syndrome occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears to stay lubricated, or something has gone wrong with the tear production process.

Your tears are composed of 3 layers:

  • Oily outer layer
  • Watery middle layer
  • Inner mucus layer

Dry eyes can occur if the glands that produce these elements of your tears are not functioning properly or become inflamed. 

This inflammation can also cause meibomian gland dysfunction, which clogs the small glands in the eyelids that produce the oily layer of tears and cause instability to the tear film. Any instability in the tear production process can lead to the development of dry eye syndrome.

The First Step in Treatment

Dry eye syndrome symptoms can vary, so at Royal Eye Care we use diagnostic technology to get the whole picture and find the treatment option that suits your unique eyes.

Some common signs and symptoms of dry eye syndrome can include: 

  • Eye redness
  • A stinging, burning, or scratchy feeling in your eyes
  • Blurred vision or eye fatigue
  • Watery eyes

At Royal Eye Care, we use the OCULUS Keratograph, which is an advanced corneal topographer to measure the entire surface of the cornea. Corneal topography works like a 3D map and helps find distortions in the curvature of the cornea, so your personalized contact lens can have an exact, comfortable fit.We also use the standard patient evaluation of eye dryness questionnaire (SPEED) to track the progression of dry eye symptoms over time. This questionnaire allows our team to assess the frequency and severity of symptoms.

Our Treatment Methods

The next step after the diagnosis stage is finding the right treatment option for your visual needs. Our team uses various methods of treatment to help you find relief from dry eye symptoms.

Punctal plugs, also known as lacrimal plugs, are tiny devices that are inserted into your tear ducts to slow down how quickly your tears leave the surface of your eye.  

Punctal plugs come in different sizes, so our team will measure the opening of your tear duct to get a comfortable fit. 

There are 2 types of punctal plugs:

  • Temporary or dissolving—This type of plug is usually made out of collagen and naturally dissolves in a few days or months.

Semi-permanent—These plugs are made of medical plastics and designed to stay in your eyes long-term.

RESTASIS eye drops are prescription drops that target the underlying cause of chronic dry eye by managing inflammation and increasing your eyes’ ability to produce tears, which can help prevent dry eye syndrome.

Meibomian gland expression is a procedure that involves thermal heating of the glands. The process involves manually expressing the lower glands, also known as meibomian glands, to allow secretions to flow.

This process prevents the glands from clogging and promotes healthy tears.

IPL therapy focuses on the skin around the eyes to manage dry eye syndrome. This procedure uses pules of light to reduce inflammation, improve tear break-up time, and increase meibomian gland functionality.

Lid/Gland debridement is a treatment method focusing on eyelid management to remove accumulated bacterial biofilm from the lid margin to help relieve dry eye symptoms.

This method of dry eye treatment has yielded promising results and can assist with lessening the effects of dry eye.

Your Destination for Dry Eye Therapy

At Royal Eye Care, we offer comprehensive dry eye management services. From our diagnostic technology to our various treatment methods, our team is in your corner against dry eyes. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment and get the relief you deserve.


We are located in the GreenPointe Shopping Center next door to Quest Diagnostics! There is plenty of free parking available when you arrive. If you have any trouble finding us, do not hesitate to give us a call.

Our Address

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  • 4300 Rogers Ave., Suite 46
  • Fort Smith, AR 72903

Clinic Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 5:00 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 1:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed


No matter your insurance plan, we strive to ensure our quality eye care is as accessible as possible. We are proud to offer direct billing to a wide variety of insurance providers, so paying for your care is quick and easy.

Our Brands

Confidence in high-quality materials is essential when choosing eyeglasses, sunglasses, contact lenses, and more. We aim to provide you with a wide selection of brands to choose from to ensure we can meet your needs and preferences, no matter what they are. Check out our brands and ask about them when you visit us.

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