Uptown Eye Care is an Accredited Dry Eye Center, dedicated to providing the highest quality of dry eye care using advanced ophthalmic diagnostic techniques and treatments.
Dr. Elaine Happ specializes in treating the condition known as Dry Eye Disease.
One of the most common clinical challenges faced in optometry is dry eye. Thanks to new technology we can now treat dry eye in ways never before available. The latest in technology is called The Tear Lab. It measures a small sample of the patient’s tears to see how “dry” they really are. Our clinic is one of the first in Minnesota to offer this advanced diagnostic evaluation.
Treatment is prescribed based on the measurements from the Tear Lab. Treatments range from Omega 3 supplements, tear replacement drops, punctal plugs, anti- inflammatory drops, oral antibiotics and prescription strength artificial tears.
Dry Eye Symptoms in Minnesota
Living in Minnesota during the winter months can contribute to many patients developing dry eyes. Dry eyes can not only cause irritation and “watery eyes,” but also decreased vision. Uptown Eye Care is keeping up with the latest technology in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eyes. That is why we became the only Optometric office in Monticello, Minnesota to become accredited as a Tear Lab Dry Eye Center.
We have the ability to measure tear osmolarity with the Tear Lab, which helps us diagnose, treat, and monitor a patient’s dry eyes. Contact Us to schedule an appointment.