Patients who are contact-lens intolerant, complain of ocular dryness, burning, foreign body sensation, or experience blurred vision while reading may have dry eye and could benefit from a comprehensive examination in the Dry Eye Clinic.

About Us

The Dry Eye Clinic is designed to specifically test and treat patients who suffer from diseases that cause the eyes to feel dry.

Our Services

Many eye conditions can cause a feeling of dryness, so an accurate diagnosis of dry eye is necessary before appropriate treatment can be provided. The accurate diagnosis and management of dry eye require special tests that go beyond a basic eye exam.

Dry Eye Symptoms

Symptoms related to dry eye that include but are not limited to:

  • Gritty, itching, or stinging sensation
  • Excessive tearing; redness; discharge
  • Eyes feeling tired
  • Increased light sensitivity
  • Constant use of eye drops
  • Eyes feeling dry
  • Discomfort may worsen late in the day

Available Treatments

We offer a number of specialized treatments for dry eye. Click on an item from the list to learn more about each treatment.

Learn More About Dry Eye

Video: Home Therapy Treatment

Try this home therapy for the treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.

Dry Eye Facts

Dry eye is common — nearly 5 million Americans have dry eye

If severe dry eye isn’t treated, it can sometimes damage your cornea, the clear outer layer of your eye

Contact Us

For Dry Eye Consultations or a Dry Eye Follow-Up, call 510-642-2020 and ask to be scheduled in the Dry Eye Clinic.

Dry Eye Clinic
UC Berkeley Optometry
200 Minor Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

Clinic Chiefs

Meng Lin, OD, PhD, FAAO
Professor of Clinical Optometry