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Restasis Eye Drops

What is Restasis for dry eyes?

restasis eye dropsRestasis is a prescription eye drop that we prescribe to our Orange County, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, and Irvine patients who suffer from mild to severe cases of dry eyes. It is one of the two FDA approved eye drops (along with Xiidra). The typical tear has oil, water, and mucin in it. When production of these chemicals are low, it causes the eyes to become dry, teary, or red. This is known as dry eyes. When you suffer from dry eyes, the eyes become inflamed. Restasis is designed to help the lacrimal gland in your eye's natural ability to produce tears and reduce inflammation.

After about 90 - 120 days, the drops begin to kick in (so be patient!). At that point, stinging and burning in the eyes should go down. Some patients also use Xiidra for the full effect. Restasis is a prescription drug and is thus not covered by insurance. For more details, including pricing, give us a call.

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Dry eye syndrome (DES or dry eye) is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the ey


COVID-19 has been and continues to be an ongoing trial for all of us. During this unforeseen time, we ask kindly for your understanding and compliance to the CDC guidelines. In order to decrease the chances of contraction, we are allowing only one parent to accompany their child during the examination. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

We also want to inform you of the new additional symptoms of COVID-19 that have been added to the previous symptoms as potential indicators of having COVID-19:

New symptoms:             Congestion/runny nose

Previous symptoms:       Headache
                                            Dry cough
                                            Shortness of breath
                                            Sore throat
                                            Muscle/body aches
                                            New loss of taste or smell

Please be aware that a person does not have to have all of these symptoms but anyone or multiple symptoms can be an indicator of having COVID-19. If you or any family members are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we kindly ask that you reschedule your appointment and contact yourprimary care provider. It is best to reschedule your appointment with us after being symptom-free for14 days.

We at South Coast Optometry truly appreciate each and every one of you as a person and value your trust in us to take care of your most precious eyes. As always, we will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and communicate any and all changes through our website, Again, we truly appreciate your understanding and support during this unprecedented time and look forward to seeing everyone soon!


Dr. Daniel E. Quon, O.D., and The Entire South Coast Optometry Team!!!


Until further notice, we are only seeing essential care patients. Our hours are:
Monday: 10:00 AM to 7:00PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

We now offer TeleHealth consultations, Call (714) 540-2020 to schedule a time
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