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Our Diagnostic Technology

At Watson Dry Eye Center, we strive to be your destination for dry eye relief. That’s why our diagnostic services include a wide range of innovative solutions to get to the bottom of your dry eye symptoms. 

LipiView

LipiView is an advanced diagnostic technology used to evaluate meibomian gland function, which is essential for maintaining healthy tear film and preventing dry eye disease. At Watson Dry Eye Center, we use LipiView to diagnose and treat ocular surface diseases associated with Sjögren’s disease and dry eye.

The Oculus Keratograph 5M allows our team to capture high-resolution imaging and analysis of the cornea, allowing for precise diagnosis and monitoring of various eye conditions. The Oculus Keratograph 5M helps us examine the meibomian glands and study tear break-up time.

The Omega-3 Index Test is an easy-to-use, at-home test that provides a personalized report on your omega-3 levels. Omega-3s are essential nutrients that are vital for a healthy heart, brain and eyes, but many people have low levels without even realizing it.

Simply take a blood sample, send it to the lab, and within a few days, you’ll receive a detailed report showing your Omega-3 Index score. This score can help you understand your risk for heart disease and other health conditions and take steps to improve your omega-3 levels through diet or supplements.

A slit lamp examination is a specialized eye exam that uses a high-intensity light source and a microscope to examine the structures of the eye. During the exam, the patient sits in front of the slit lamp, and the doctor uses a narrow, focused beam of light to illuminate the front structures of the eye, including the eyelids, cornea, iris, conjunctiva and lens.

Demodex screenings can help us diagnose blepharitis, a common eye disorder that causes inflammation of the eyelids and can lead to dry eye disease.

Blepharitis is often caused by an infestation of Demodex mites, tiny parasites that are present in the eyelash follicles of most people. During a Demodex screening, our team will use a microscope to examine the base of the eyelashes for signs of Demodex mites. If present, the mites can be the cause of the patient’s blepharitis symptoms, such as redness, itching, and crusting of the eyelids.

Sjö Testing is an innovative diagnostic tool used to assess a comprehensive autoimmune disease profile in patients with dry eye. This advanced testing platform combines technology with expert analysis to give our team valuable insights into our patients’ immune system health. Sjö Testing includes an autoimmune disease profile test, which can detect a range of autoimmune conditions, such as Sjögren’s disease, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Our Location

Watson Dry Eye Center is located in Raleigh, right on the corner of Forest Pines Drive and Common Oaks Drive. There’s lots of parking available right in the lot right in front of our practice.        

Our Address

  • Suite 120
    11081 Forest Pines Dr.
  • Raleigh, NC 27614

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Clinic Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Help Your Teen See & Be Seen
(Comfortably)

Our teenagers are spending more time every day on their screens. Dry eye symptoms can be exacerbated by excessive screen time which is becoming increasingly common among teenagers and young adults.

Your teen doesn’t have to struggle with dry eye symptoms. At Watson Dry Eye Center, we have an incredible team that specializes in dry eye treatment and management.

Their education and social life are the center of their world and dependent on clear, comfortable vision. Allow them to focus on it with dry eye treatment.  

Get ahead of dry eye by booking an appointment with our team.

Our Blog

Do Your Blinking Exercises

Blinking, Dry Eye Disease

Did you know you can do blinking exercises to help prevent dry eyes? Yes, even your eyelids need exercising! Your eyelid glands are crucial to keeping your eyes well-lubricated with the proper tear film. Keeping them fit and healthy means working them regularly and properly to avoid them drying out. Why Are Blinking Exercises Important? […]

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December 15, 2020
Dr. Watson

Telemedicine for Dry Eyes

Dry Eye Disease, Telemedicine

We are proud to offer telemedicine services for our patients at Watson Dry Eye Center in Raleigh, NC. Convenient, affordable, and secure, it allows patients to connect with us more easily and safely. While Telemedicine may not be appropriate for all services, we recommend it as an alternative to in-office exams when seeking non-emergent eye care. Pros […]

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December 15, 2020
Dr. Watson

How to Prevent Dry Eyes in Teenagers

Blinking, Dry Eye Disease, Screen Time, Teenagers

Is your teenager suffering from dry eyes? You are probably spending significantly more time with your teenagers right now, so you may notice a few things: Are they glassy-eyed?  Well, of course they are.  They’re bored. See them rubbing their eyes?  Sure.  It’s Spring.  They have allergies. Are their eyes red?  Yep, they’ve been video gaming 4 […]

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December 15, 2020
Dr. Watson

Did you know you can do blinking exercises to help prevent dry eyes? Yes, even your eyelids need exercising! Your eyelid glands are crucial to keeping your eyes well-lubricated with the proper tear film. Keeping them fit and healthy means working them regularly and properly to avoid them drying out. Why Are Blinking Exercises Important? […]

Read More…

We are proud to offer telemedicine services for our patients at Watson Dry Eye Center in Raleigh, NC. Convenient, affordable, and secure, it allows patients to connect with us more easily and safely. While Telemedicine may not be appropriate for all services, we recommend it as an alternative to in-office exams when seeking non-emergent eye care. Pros […]

Read More…

Is your teenager suffering from dry eyes? You are probably spending significantly more time with your teenagers right now, so you may notice a few things: Are they glassy-eyed?  Well, of course they are.  They’re bored. See them rubbing their eyes?  Sure.  It’s Spring.  They have allergies. Are their eyes red?  Yep, they’ve been video gaming 4 […]

Read More…

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