DRY EYE TREATMENT
WHAT IS DRY EYE?
Dry Eye is a common disease affecting vision quality and eye comfort. Symptoms of Dry Eye can vary widely from patient to patient, but often include: dry, gritty, itchy eyes, stinging, irritation, light sensitivity, fluctuations in vision, and teary, watery eyes.
At Optics Plus, we use a number of different technologies to determine whether you may be experiencing Dry Eye and to better understand
WHAT CAUSES DRY EYE?
Dry eye can be influenced by a number of factors related to your environment and health that determine tear quality. Poor tear quality is often caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), a condition that impacts the production of oils in your tears. The most common form of MGD is obstruction of the oil producing glands in the eyelids.
TREATING DRY EYES
Each case of Dry Eye is unique. We consider the factors causing your dry eye as well as your tear quality to develop a custom dry eye treatment plan. Management considerations for Dry Eye include artificial tears/ lubricant drops which provide short-term relief of symptoms. Other options include prescription anti-inflammatory drops and in-office obstruction
removal with medical devices like The TearCare® System.
TearCare® is an innovative Dry Eye procedure that targets the blocked meibomian glands in your eyelids that produce oils to keep your tears healthy. When these glands become blocked or have reduced function, your tears may evaporate more quickly. Unblocking these glands with The TearCare® System can help restore their function and stabilize the tear film. TearCare is localized heat therapy for patients with evaporative dry eye disease due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
At your appointment, we will determine whether your dry eye symptoms are caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) and would benefit from the use of The TearCare® System.