Dry Eye

The eye has a tear film which coats the outer layer, this tear film is very important for the lubrication and comfort of the eye as well as for the clarity of vision. As we age, this protective tear film diminishes and leaves the eye more exposed to the drying effects of the air, wind, and dust. In many people, the dryness becomes worse in the afternoons and evenings.

Dry eye is not caused by a lack of tear production. In fact, during dry eye, the eye can still make so many tears that many patients complain of wet eyes and tearing with this malady. That’s because the dryness causes the eye to produce more tears in an effort to replace the tear film. Dry eye is probably the most common problem seen in the eye doctor’s office.

Dry eye symptoms include burning, stinging and/or a gritty sensation which may come and go depending on many factors. Itching, tearing and light sensitivity may also occur. Occasionally long strings of mucus can be stretched from a dry eye.

Blinking is very important for the maintenance of the tear film. When performing such activities as reading or working on a computer, we blink less frequently, this tends to aggravate the symptoms of dry eyes. Sometimes environmental factors can also aggravate dry eye symptoms. Dry weather, either in hot or cold temperatures, robs the eye of needed lubricants. Cigarette smoke, fumes, dust and airborne particles are also common irritants. In many patients, this condition is not associated with systemic disease.

This condition is not curable, so treatment is an ongoing project. Usually, artificial tears are available over-the-counter and help tp soothe the eyes and give temporary relief. These artificial tears work for only an hour or two at best and must be repeated at frequent intervals. Ointments last longer, but they blur vision and are most effective at night.

One of the newer techniques to treat dry eye include plugs which block the tear duct. These plugs can be placed in the two tear ducts, top, and bottom, in both eyes or in only the lower ducts. Some test plugs are also available which dissolve a few days after insertion. If the dry eye symptoms disappear when the temporary plugs are inserted, then permanent plugs should be considered as a treatment option.

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Omni Eye Care

Ophthalmologist located in Covina, CA

Omni Eye Care provides comprehensive eye care in the San Gabriel Valley under the leadership of Dr. Shelly Bagai Lapsi, MD. Patients seeking specialized treatment for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye will appreciate the exceptional care provided by Dr. Lapsi and her staff. Omni Eye Care offers full-service ophthalmology care including complete eye exams, refractions, laser procedures and state-of-the-art cataract surgery.

We recognize the need for personalized eye care for the entire family, encompassing compassion and focused attention to your needs.  In today’s shifting healthcare environment, the continuity of care between a patient and doctor is paramount to achieving positive medical outcomes.  At all times, your care will be directed under the leadership of Dr. Lapsi.

Our beautiful facility in Covina, CA was carefully designed with your comfort in mind the moment you enter, with genuine care and exceptional support from our team.  We only utilize the latest ophthalmic equipment to diagnose and treat your specific eye conditions. Our facility also features electronic medical records with a patient portal to optimize medical communication between our patients and staff.

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Omni Eye Care

Omni Eye Care provides comprehensive eye care in the San Gabriel Valley under the leadership of Dr. Shelly Bagai Lapsi, MD. Patients seeking specialized treatment for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye will appreciate the exceptional care provided by Dr. Lapsi and her staff. Omni Eye Care offers full-service ophthalmology care including complete eye exams, refractions, laser procedures and state-of-the-art cataract surgery.

We recognize the need for personalized eye care for the entire family, encompassing compassion and focused attention to your needs.  In today’s shifting healthcare environment, the continuity of care between a patient and doctor is paramount to achieving positive medical outcomes.  At all times, your care will be directed under the leadership of Dr. Lapsi.

Our beautiful facility in Covina, CA was carefully designed with your comfort in mind the moment you enter, with genuine care and exceptional support from our team.  We only utilize the latest ophthalmic equipment to diagnose and treat your specific eye conditions. Our facility also features electronic medical records with a patient portal to optimize medical communication between our patients and staff.


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Omni Eye Care

Services and Conditions

Credentials

Cataract Surgery

Dr. Shelly Bagai Lapsi, MD is one of the leading eye surgeons providing cataract surgery. At Omni Eye Care, Dr. Lapsi provides consultations and evaluations to diagnose your cataract condition and plan the best course for treatment. Early detection and diagnosis of cataracts offers you the best opportunity for cataract treatment so to avoid vision loss. If you notice vision changes such as blurred vision, halos around lights, glare while driving at night, or double vision, let Dr. Lapsi assist you today.

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Dr. Lapsi specializes in cataract surgery, which is the most effective solution for this eye condition. She provides phacoemulsification and extracapsular cataract extraction surgical methods. Phacoemulsification or “phaco” is the most common surgery used to remove cataracts. This method is ideal for treating cataracts in the early stage. By using phaco, Dr. Lapsi can break apart the cataracts and help you see clearly once again. For more advanced stages of cataracts, the extracapsular cataract extraction is typically used. If you are ready to break free of the foggy vision you are experiencing due to cataracts contact your Covina, CA ophthalmologist Dr. Lapsi to schedule a consultation.

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Cataract Treatments
  • Toric Intraocular Lens

    Cataract patients now have the option of reducing or eliminating pre-existing astigmatism with the Toric Intraocular Lens (IOL). This new lens design provides quality distance vision and astigmatism correction all in one step.

     

    Multifocal Lenses

    Imagine the ability to see your world as well as you did when you were young, without glasses or contact lenses. Being able to see all you want to see – regardless of how far away or close up you are viewing? Youthful vision is possible with the new Acrysof ReSTOR® and other Multifocal Intraocular lenses.

     

Insurance

Our office deals with several contracted payors, including Medicare and most HMO and PPO insurances. We also accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash. As a courtesy, we ask that you keep us informed of any change to your insurance. It is also important that all information about you is current. Please click below for more information:

Insurance Information

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
AARP
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
CBA Blue
Cigna
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
EyeMed
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
Health Net

Patient Portal

We are excited to offer you access to your personal health information through our EMA Patient Portal. This portal will allow you to update your medical and surgical history, pharmacy information, and medication list. You will also have access to summaries of your office visits and information about your diagnoses and treatments. Please click on the link below to access the patient portal.

If you need your username and password, please email our offices at info@omnieyecare.com

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CareCredit Financing

We offer CareCredit®, a card designed specifically for your health and beauty needs. With convenient monthly payment options including interest-free options, no up-front costs, and no prepayment penalties, you can get your procedure sooner. We give you the power to decide when it’s the right time for you.

CareCredit is the credit card exclusively for healthcare services. You can use your card over and over for follow-up appointments or different procedures.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "I am so grateful for the help I received from Dr. Shelly Lapsi. She is wonderful at explaining everything clearly. She is also compassionate and knowledgeable."

    Laurie G.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Lapsi is amazing as a doctor and a person. She really empathizes with her patients and their families and does her best to explain everything in a friendly way."

    Brian J.
  • Yelp

    "My grandfather considers Dr. Lapsi the angel who saved his vision. It was so amazing to see his expressions of amazement as he began to look at the world anew."

    Brian J.
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    "Excellent Practice. I highly recommend it."

    Rati B.
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Omni Eye Care
554 East San Bernardino Road
Suite 102
Covina, CA 91723