Dry eyes is a common condition but nonetheless can cause serious discomfort without implementing any treatments. Dry eyes can happen because of a plethora of different reasons, but the first step to treating your symptoms will be to book an appointment.
Dry Eye Causes
Every patient is different, and every patient will have their own reason why they are experiencing dry eye symptoms.
Reduced meibum or mucin (chemicals used to help make tears)
Tear gland damage
Digital eye strain
Eyelid irritation and inflammation
Dry Eye Symptoms
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you might be suffering from dry eyes.
Sensitivity to light
Overly watery eyes
Blurred vision or eye fatigue
Difficulty wearing contact lenses
Stringy mucus around your eyes
A stinging, burning, or scratchy sensation in your eyes
Dry Eye Evaluation
The optometrist will use different tests and instruments to evaluate the cause of your dry eyes. The tests and instruments that are used in the office include the iPen, InflammaDry and the Oculus Keratograph.
Bacteria, biofilm, and other problematic blockages can build up on the edges of your eyelids, inhibiting your meibomian gland’s ability to produce the oil for your tear film. As a result, these blockages can inflame your eyelids, causing a condition known as blepharitis.
BlephExTMis a device that uses a micro-sponge to gently cleanse the edges of your eyelids to remove bacteria and debris that have collected along your lidline, treating blepharitis symptoms.
BlephExTM can also help clean your eyelashes if you’re experiencing discomfort with your eyelash extensions.
You may require regular treatments to help maintain your eye comfort, and our team can set up a regulartreatment schedule that best suit your needs.
iLux is a device used to treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). MGD is a condition where the glands that keep your tear film lubricated, get blocked, causing your eyes to dry out. The iLux treatments administers therapeutic heat and then expresses oil directly from the blocked Meibomian glands.
Find Dry Eye Relief Today
If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of dry eyes, book an appointment today to start your journey for effective treatment options.
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