Dry Eyes Can Be Disruptive
Dry eye syndrome is, unfortunately, a common problem.
- Feeling like there is something in your eye
- Watery eyes
- Tired eyes
- Stinging or burning sensations
- Irritated and/or sore eyes
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty driving at night
If you consistently experience these symptoms, you could have dry eye syndrome. Sometimes, people dealing with such issues don’t realize that their eyes are dry – symptoms can be misleading.
A Variety of Causes
Just as there are many different symptoms of dry eye syndrome, there are a variety of causes. The tears your eyes produce are composed of a few different key ingredients. If one of these ingredients is not being produced sufficiently, it can result in dry eye syndrome.
These tear ingredients come from different glands around your eye. Dry eye therapy often entails treating these glands so that they will function properly, or supplementing the tears with drops containing the missing components, providing healthy tears and relief from dry eyes.
A Variety of Solutions
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a common cause of dry eye syndrome that artificial tears may not be able to relieve. We are confident that we have a better solution for you.
LipiView and LipiFlow are technologies developed to diagnose and treat evaporative dry eye, or MGD. This treatment is used to unclog blocked meibomian glands, so that your tears will regain the oily component (meibum) needed for a healthy tear film.
This fantastic technology is non-invasive and most patients report their symptoms being relieved almost immediately after treatment, with sustained benefits. There is no recovery time necessary for a LipiFlow treatment, so you don’t need to worry about taking time off work or other responsibilities.
If you are concerned that you may be suffering from dry eye syndrome or want to learn more about the treatment options and technologies we have available.
For patients who are experiencing symptoms of evaporative dry eye caused by meibomian gland dysfunction, you may want to look at the benefits of having intense pulsed light therapy.
Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) is a process where your optometrist liquifies blockages in your meibomian gland by pulsating light over your eye lid for a specific amount of time.
Book Your Appointment Today
Clear View Vision Care is proud to be the first to use both IPL and LipiFlow therapies in Southern Arizona!
If you are concerned that you may be suffering from dry eye syndrome or want to learn more about the treatment options and technologies we have available, book an appointment with us.