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Dear Valued Patient,

At The Eye Studio, the health and safety of our patients and employees is our top concern. Based on the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our practice has decided to close temporarily except for urgent eye care needs.

As always, we are here for you if you need us. If you have any questions feel free to call or text 503-219-0023 during our reduced hours of 10 am - 4 pm Mon-Sat., there will be someone available to answer questions. Outside of those hours, call and listen to voicemail for instructions.

We are now offering telemedicine services through EyeCareLive. In order to setup your telehealth visit, download the app from Google Play or the App store.

While we hope to return to normal business hours soon, please refer back to our website for updates as this situation is developing.

The Eye Studio Team

Dry Eye Treatment

Even without knowing the term “dry eye” or “Dry Eye Syndrome“, if you suffer from it, then you are all too familiar with the soreness, discomfort, and constant misery that can come with dry eyes.

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Fortunately, our staff can bring relief and healing from Dry Eyes to patients from Oregon. Dr. Tina Tsai at Dry Eye Center at The Eye Studio can treat Dry Eye Syndrome, from mild to severe. Whether it’s an occasional irritant or a debilitating daily problem, we can help.

Dry Eye Treatment in Portland, Oregon | The Eye Studio

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Diagnostic Equipment And Tools
For Dry Eye


Dry Eye Center at The Eye Studio uses the latest diagnostic equipment and tools to quickly and accurately pinpoint the cause and type of dry eye problem you’re suffering from. We don’t just throw any old drops at you either.

We provide custom treatment plans designed to maximize the relief of your dry eye symptoms AND treat the underlying cause of your discomfort.

What Is Dry Eye?


Dry Eye Syndrome can range from a mild irritant to chronic problem. The symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome may include:

  • Dry, irritated, or red eyes
  • Excessive tearing/watery eyes
  • Inflammation
  • Sore or sensitive eyes
  • Itchiness
  • Burning
  • A gritty or pasty feeling in the eyelids
  • Crusty or gunky eyes
  • Blurriness

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What Causes Dry Eye?


Dry eyes or Dry Eye Syndrome is a complex condition that can have multiple causes but tends to share common symptoms. Dr. Tina Tsai will use the latest technology to assess the cause of your dry eye symptoms in order to provide the best possible care.

  • Poor Tear Quality
  • Meibomian Gland Disorder
  • Blepharitis
  • Poor Tear Volume
  • Age, Gender
  • Environmental Factors & Irritants
  • Contact Lenses
  • Medical Conditions
  • Lifestyle
  • Medications
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How Can I Improve My Lifestyle To Prevent and Treat Dry Eye Syndrome?


There are many ways to treat dry eyes. We recommend that you prevent dry eye symptoms before they begin and address lifestyle factors that may be aggravating an existing condition.

Blink a lot, drink plenty of fluids and avoid eye irritants. Maintain a healthy lifestyle with a focus on vitamins like Omega 3. Make sure to use lubricating eye drops if you are taking medication that puts you at risk for dry eyes. Over the counter eye drops for dry eye are widely available.

20/20/20 Rule

During prolonged computer or digital device use, make sure to take a short break every 20 minutes to look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

Keep Hydrated

Drink enough water. Women need at least 91 oz. of water a day and men need even more. Insufficient water intake can directly contribute to a reduced supply of tears, particularly in hot and dry climates.

Healthy diet and Omega 3

A healthy diet is essential for maintaining optimal health. Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to help maintain good vision and eye health, as well as decrease dry eyes symptoms.

Fish and flax are good natural sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, and are available in tablet/supplement form. There are supplements specifically made for dry eyes. These usually consist of Omega 3 with DHA from flaxseed oil, and include vitamin C, vitamin E, Vitamin B6, magnesium, and a variety of other vitamins specifically formulated for patients with this eye condition.

Contact Us for Dry Eye Relief


If you’re seeking relief for your dry eyes, Dr. Tina Tsai can help. Dry Eye Center at The Eye Studio serves patients from Portland, Beaverton, Vancouver, Hillsboro, and throughout Oregon.

Serving Dry Eye Patients from:

Portland | Beaverton | Vancouver | Hillsboro | and throughout Oregon

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