Dry Eye Center of Excellence

The Big Picture

*Over 30 million Americans suffer from dry eye symptoms. Unfortunately, in most cases, dry eye is undiagnosed because the symptoms are misunderstood. Dry eye disease occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or produce poor quality tears. It is a multi-factorial disease and is caused by aging, potential side effect of medications, hormonal changes, and even poor diet. We use a battery of laboratory and diagnostic tests to identify the underlying cause of your dry eye and will develop a customized treatment plan to get you on your way to feeling better! Symptoms of dry eye may include the following: redness, burning, itching, fluctuating vision, light sensitivity, watery eyes, a feeling of sand in the eye, tired eyes, and many more! Allow us to treat your dry eye today!

Dry Eye Testing: 

  -TearLab's Tear Osmolarity Testing

  • This test collects a small sample of tears from each eye to determine the osmolarity of your tears. If you have a high osmolarity reading, it indicates that your tears are especially “salty” and the tear film is likely unstable.
  • The dry eye treatment we devise will aim to reduce the osmolarity of your tears.
  • What is your osmolarity score? Find out today!


  -InflammaDry Testing

  • InflammaDry detects the MMP-9 protein, which is an inflammatory marker and often elevated in those with dry eye disease.
  • A microscopic sample from each lower lid is collected, and a result can be read in just 10 minutes!
  • This information will allow us to further cater the dry eye treatment plan to your specific condition.

  -OmegaQuant- Laboratory Testing

Your Omega-3 index can now be determined from a single drop of blood! Why should you measure your Omega-3 index? Here's why (according to omegaquant.com):

Omega-3s are important for heart, brain, and joint health.

  • Most Americans have low levels of omega-3s in their blood.
  • Lower levels of omega-3s are related to increased risk for fatal heart attack, depression, and even dementia.
  • Blood levels of omega-3s can be improved thru diet.
  • The only way to know your level of omega-3s is to measure it. Allow us to measure it today to determine your need for Dry Eye Omega Benefit!

  -Sjogren's Syndrome- Laboratory Testing

  • Sjogren's Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that manifests with dry eyes, dry mouth, and some form of inflammatory arthritis- like rheumatoid arthritis. We now offer the Sjo laboratory test to detect if a patient is positive for Sjogren's Syndrome. By knowing if a patient is positive for Sjogren's Syndrome, we can more adequately devise a dry eye treatment plan and potentially refer to a rheumatologist for additional systemic treatment.

Dry Eye Treatment:

  -BlephEx Treatment

  • Blepharitis is a chronic, inflammatory condition of the eyelids.
  • The BlpehEx in-office procedure utilizes a patented instrument to precisely apply a medical grade micro-sponge along the eyelid margins and lashes to effectively remove scurf and bacterial debris, the main cause of inflammatory lid disease.
  • With this eyelid exfoliation and cleaning procedure, the overall health of the eyelids will be significantly improved. This procedure is normally well tolerated and will only take a few minutes to complete.


  -Prokera Lens

  • Prokera is a therapeutic device applied to the eye in order to protect, repair, and heal a damaged ocular surface. It expedites the healing process and reduces patient discomfort.
  • This device is made with amniotic membrane tissue. The tissue utilized in the Prokera lens has been donated by consenting mothers after C-section births. The donors are fully informed, have healthy lifestyles, and are carefully tested for infectious diseases prior to the donation process.
  • A Prokera lens may be used for severe medical burns, dry eye disease, and many other ocular surface irregularities.

  -Dry Eye Omega Benefit

  • The American diet is severely lacking in omega 3, which is necessary as an anti-inflammatory agent and your overall health.
  • We offer a unique fish oil product- PRN Dry Eye Omega Benefit. Is is custom formulated based on years of clinical research. We also offer a liquid alternative for those that prefer.
  • This product offers superior purity and concentration of EPA:DHA.
  • This product is produced in the triglyceride form, which allows up to THREE TIMES better absorption by your body than other fish oil products commonly found at the store. Also, this product is less likely to cause "fish burps" because of its advanced purification process.
  • The fish oil product is packaged in a two-month supply. Discounts are available on bulk purchases.
  • Stop in to purchase your supply today!


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Testimonials

  • Prompt, professional, and friendly!

    - J.S.
  • Dr. Kelly Summers was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. I truly had a wonderful experience from the sweet office staff to the experienced physicians.

    - K.H.
  • Very, very thorough exam. Friendly and professional. Impressive array of sophisticated technology to examine my eyes. I felt very confident that I was receiving excellent care.

    - P.S.
  • I needed to find an eye doctor after I relocated to Central Indiana. I came across the Allisonville Eye Care Center and heard good things about this place. So I decided to set up an appointment and was very pleased with Dr. Roark and his staff! They were all so very helpful, and I was impressed with Dr. Roark! He's very personable, which I have not been used to in the past when it comes to eye doctors. I will definitely go back, and I highly recommend!

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  • Entire staff was very helpful! I had a very thorough eye exam with Dr. Summers! Hannah did a great job with all of my testing prior to the exam! She also helped me pick out some fabulous new eye glasses!

    - Anonymous
  • I am a long time patient of Dr. Roark, and always have appreciated his professionalism. I needed new glasses, and the staff was very helpful. My new glasses were ready in just a few days, and I am very satisfied with the results.

    - J.M
  • Top quality facility, professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff." -D.W."Friendly and easy going.

    - N.W.
  • Dr. Roark and his staff are fantastic! They are professional and very thorough!

    - J.R
  • They are very professional. Myself and my 9 month old both had exams there. They did a great job!

    - C.R.
  • Allisonville Eye Care Center was a great experience. The staff were all friendly, courteous and professional. They seemed eager to help and discuss issues and were not impatiently just running me through the test. Great job!

    - -T.B.

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Hours of Operation

Monday

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Thursday

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Friday

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed