Are your eyes irritated and you feel like something is in them? Or do you have the urge to rub them and they are red and burning? If so, then it is time for you to schedule a comprehensive eye exam with your eye doctor. During this eye exam your eye doctor will examine your eyes to see if you are experiencing Dry Eye.
Dry eye is a condition in which your eyes are not producing enough tears to lubricate the surface of the eye. Tears are vital to your eye health. Besides lubricating the surface, tears help protect against infection and wash away debris that enters the eye.
There are many factors that can cause a patient’s dry eye. Generally speaking women are more prone to dry eye due to changes in hormones during pregnancy and menopause. Individuals, both men and women, are likely to develop dry eyes as they age. Other causes include medications and long term contact lens usage.
Dry Eye Treatments We Provide
BlephEx® is a painless in-office procedure performed by your eyecare professional. A revolutionary new patented BlephEx® handpiece is used to very precisely and carefully, spin a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris and exfoliating your eyelids.
With Systane® iLux2® , it’s possible to address the root cause of your MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction). The goal of MGD treatment is to gently unblock these glands, restoring healthy tear film and helping you quickly feel better and see better. Systane® iLux2® actually lets you see what’s been blocking your glands, causing you discomfort.