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Dry Eye Management and Treatments
At our eye spa in Kingsville, Ontario, we are proud to offer advanced treatments to manage dry eye symptoms; and revolutionary procedures aimed at alleviating the discomfort and irritation caused by dry eyes/meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
Our dry eye management treatments are safe and effective procedures that can provide long-term relief from the discomfort of dry eyes. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure please call and book a dry eye assessment with EYES Optometry 519-733-3766, to create a treatment plan best suited for you.
What is Dry Eye?
Dry eyes can be identified by a range of symptoms, from eye redness and itchiness to burning and blurry vision. Other common symptoms of this chronic condition include stringy discharge from the eyes, sensitivity to light, itchy eyes, and tired eyes. Dry eye symptoms like blurred vision are associated with MGD or meibomian gland dysfunction, which could be caused by blockages, autoimmune diseases or other external factors. It is a fairly common health condition especially if you live in areas with a dry climate or constantly use air conditioning, and luckily there are several treatment options available for it.
What Causes Dry Eye?
Dry eye is a chronic eye disease that can also be caused by activities like cigarette smoking, and exposure to wind and cigarette smoke. It can also be a result of deficiencies in essential vitamins such as vitamin A. Bacterial buildup under disposable lenses, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and a variety of factors that affect the eye’s oil production and its oil layer or aqueous layer can result in dry eye. In other words, dry eye is a multifactorial disease that can result from medical conditions as well as environmental factors.
Our Dry Eye Treatments?
Our dry eye treatments like Lipiflow, IPL and Radiofrequency & other dry eye management techniques can offer significant advantages over traditional treatments like warm compresses and prescription eye drops, by targeting the underlying cause of dry eyes.
Dry Eye Management + Treatments.
One of the number one eye-related symptoms that people have today is dryness, and because of the wide range of symptoms, we often don’t even recognize it as dryness. With all of the tasks we use our eyes for like computers, cell phones, and reading books, we allow our eyes to get dry. Dryness can make your eyes feel gritty, itchy, burning, blurry, and even watery! If your eyes feel any of these ways on a regular basis, you may have dry eye, and we have several ways to determine if you do. There are even different types of dry eyes, so after we assess your eyes, we can prescribe the best treatment to increase your comfort and minimize your symptoms.
Here are some of the benefits of this treatment:
No more counter eye drops or prescription drops:
With our dry eye treatment, you can say goodbye to the constant application of artificial tears and other eye drops. Our effective treatments aim to stimulate and improve your eye’s natural moisture production to reduce the need for such interventions.
Long-term result in terms of eye health:
One major advantage of this dry eye therapy is its long-term results. Our patients have reported significantly fewer symptoms of dry eyes four to six months after the treatment. As a result, they have also seen a significant improvement in their overall quality of life.
Our expert Ocular Hygienists will make sure that the treatment is carried out smoothly, without causing any discomfort or pain. Additionally, the treatment can provide relief from other eye conditions like eye fatigue, which is particularly beneficial for those who use screens extensively.
Dry Eye Treatment FAQs
Does our dry eye treatment plan have complications or risks?
While our custom treatment plans for dry eye are very effective, there may be a few complications that can arise. These include:
+ Temporary blurred vision: In some cases, patients may experience temporary blurred vision immediately after the treatment. This is usually resolved in a few hours.
+ Light sensitivity: Some patients may experience increased sensitivity to light for a few days following the procedure.
None of these though should be persistent symptoms and they should resolve on their own, allowing you to carry on with daily life.
Who should consider dry eye treatments?
These treatments with high energy devices are particularly beneficial for those who experience persistent symptoms with traditional treatments like artificial tears or those who have an underlying condition affecting their lacrimal gland’s natural moisture production.
Is this procedure painful?
Our expert Ocular Hygienists will ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure.
How many treatments will I require?
The number of treatments required will depend upon the severity of your dry eyes. This is determined by a comprehensive eye exam, or a dry eye assessment conducted before the procedure is recommended.
When can I expect to see results?
Most patients will see significant improvement in their symptoms after the first or second session. However, full results in terms of long-lasting relief can take up to four to six months to appear.
For more information, schedule your consultation today. Our team of experts will be more than happy to assist you in any way possible, even with ancillary counselling on conditions like eyelid inflammation and excessive tear evaporation, and post-treatment dry eye maintenance products such as ocular lubricants and dietary supplements such as Omega-3 supplements.
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We just ask that you do the same.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, we require 48 hours notice. Barring an emergency or special circumstance, if you fail to alert us within this timeframe, we will need to charge a $200 Cancellation Fee.