Dry Eye

What is Dry Eye?

An estimated 55 million Americans have Dry Eye Disease. If you are suffering from dry eyes, look no further. Real, lasting relief is now available at Bennett Eye Institute!

Dry Eye Disease (DED) is a chronic and progressive disease of the tears and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance and tear film instability with potential damage to the cornea, ocular surface, and the eyelids. Many people mistake dye eye disease for allergies, climatic conditions or just eye strain.


Characterized by tear deficiency, aqueous dry eye occurs when the lacrimal glands don’t produce enough of the watery component of tears.


Affecting 80% of dry eye patients, evaporative dry eye is caused by Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), which creates a deficiency in the oil layer of the tear film. These glands make the lipid or oily part of tears that slows evaporation and keeps the tears stable.

Treating Dry Eye

Dry eye may affect you long before you experience noticeable symptoms. It’s important to detect and diagnose dry eye early so that we can start managing your condition. Bennett Eye Institute is proud to offer a revolutionary approach to dry eye treatment called Lipiflow.


LipiFlow® can treat the cause of your dry eyes, not just the symptoms. The LipiFlow® treatment applies controlled heat to the upper and lower inner eyelids, while mild intermittent pressure releases oils from the blocked Meibomian glands. This painless procedure is performed in the office and takes only 12 minutes per eye. Although relief isn’t instantaneous with LipiFlow®, clinical studies have found that 80% of patients report improvement within 4 to 12 weeks of their treatment lasting for 12 to 24 months.

Schedule your dry eye exam at Bennett Eye Institute today by calling 808.955.0255 and discover real, lasting relief!

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Main Office Yacht Harbor Professional Center
1620 Ala Moana Boulevard
Suite 500
Honolulu, HI 96815
Tel: (808) 955-0255

Mary Savio Medical Plaza
98-1247 Kaahumanu Street Suite 310
Aiea, HI 96701
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94-216 Farrington Highway
Suite B2-203
Waipahu, HI 96797
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Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Hilo, HI 96720
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23 Paa Street
Kahului, HI 96732
Tel: (808) 877-8955