Dry Eye Management
in Missouri

At Premier Eyecare Associates, our eye doctors are skilled at diagnosing and managing dry eye disease and its symptoms so you can live life with comfortable vision and healthy eyes. Many people struggle with the painful and distracting issues caused by dry eye, but with our advanced treatments, you won’t be one of them.

What is Dry Eye Disease?

There are two different types of dry eye disease — aqueous (a lack of tears) and evaporative (low-quality tears). Both forms of dry eye disease cause symptoms and side effects that can range from slightly annoying to extremely painful, negatively affecting your quality of life and your ability to complete daily activities. Dry eye has many causes, some of which include meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), poor eyelid hygiene, medications you may be taking, and more.


  • Burning
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Grittiness
  • Watery eyes
  • Headaches


  • Screen time
  • Poor eyelid hygiene
  • Medications
  • Allergies
  • Lifestyle
Premier Eyecare Associates - Dry Eye Disease
Dry eye treatments at Premier Eyecare Associates

Why Choose Us

Our caring doctors dedicate themselves to identifying the unique cause of your dry eye so we can provide you with the tailored solutions you need. After an in-depth conversation with you about your symptoms and lifestyle, we’ll use our advanced technologies to pinpoint the source of your case and begin building your thorough dry eye treatment plan.

Our Premier Dry Eye Treatments

Effective dry eye solutions aren’t “one size fits all,” which is why we offer treatments customized to your specific dry eye cause. Here are some of our options for dry eye care:


The Systane® iLux® MGD Treatment Device is used in-office to boost your tear quality. This painless procedure gently applies heat to the eyelid to unclog the meibomian glands and allow the oils from them to flow, improving your tear film to keep your eyes hydrated.

Scleral Contact Lenses:

These specialty lenses allow you to safely and comfortably correct your vision and are a great option for people who experience dry eye or discomfort from regular contacts. Scleral lenses cover the entire eye, acting as a barrier against air and debris and locking in tears, which helps your eyes retain moisture and stay protected. We’re also proud to have the region’s premier scleral lens specialist on staff at Premier Eyecare Associates.

Eye drops:

Based on your dry eye cause, our doctors may recommend the use of eye drops to lubricate your eyes and provide you with the relief you need. There are many types over-the-counter and prescription dry eye drops, and we’ll help determine which one is right for you.

At-home solutions:

Our optometrists will use the knowledge of your lifestyle and type of dry eye to suggest customized home remedies for you. We’ll encourage regimen changes to improve your tears and prevent eye strain, such as omega-3 supplements, drinking more water, and using blue light glasses during screen time.

Premier dry eye treatments in Missouri


Carol Fordyce
Carol Fordyce
August 11, 2022.
Everyone was really nice and helpful
Kevin Reed
Kevin Reed
August 11, 2022.
Great experience.
Peggy Meats
Peggy Meats
August 11, 2022.
Everyone was perfect.
Marilyn Stone
Marilyn Stone
August 8, 2022.
Professional, friendly, and helpful.
Becky Deutschman
Becky Deutschman
May 24, 2022.
Dr Thompson is an awesome eye doctor. Best yet. He has been the only one that has been able to get me a contact lens prescription that is as great as my eye glasses. He listens to what you have to say and always has suggestions to make things better. Great place to go!
Nancy Saccaro
Nancy Saccaro
May 17, 2022.
Dr. Thomson is awesome! His staff is great, as well. They are all so polite, thorough and take time with their patients. These qualities in healthcare mean a great deal to me as a Senior Citizen! Nancy Saccaro
Chad Tillery
Chad Tillery
January 23, 2021.
Had a great experience last week with Premier Eyecare’s newest addition, Dr. Kelly Deering. She is very knowledgeable, personable and dedicated. I have been going to Premier Eyecare for the past 14 years and the whole team, from the receptionist to the contact specialist to the Optometrists, are always great to work with.
Jennifer High
Jennifer High
September 18, 2019.
The entire staff has went above and beyond for myself and my kiddos. Whether it's been an eye infection, broken glasses, or when my son got his first pair of contacts, they always make sure that you are taken care of. They are not only the best in the area but the best in the business! Cannot say enough wonderful things about Premier Eyecare, their doctors and all of their staff.

Our Convenient

  • Brookfield
  • Carrollton
  • Chillicothe
  • Kirksville
  • Trenton
431 S Main St.
Brookfield, MO 64628
(660) 227-5864