Dry Eye

Dry eyes feel uncomfortable. If you have this condition, your eyes may sting or burn. But you don’t have to live with dry eyes anymore!

Crystal Vision Eyecare uses advanced technology to diagnose dry eye condition and offers procedures that can help relieve the symptoms associated with dry eyes.

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction occurs when the meibomian glands fail to provide enough meibum (lipids in the eye).This can be triggered by various factors and causes the tear film to evaporate at a quicker rate, leading the eyes to feel dry and uncomfortable. Approximately 80% of dry eye problems are caused by meibomian gland dysfunction.

What Are ‘Dry Eyes’?

Dry eye disease is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate and unstable for many reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if you don’t produce enough tears or if you produce poor-quality tears. This tear instability leads to inflammation and damage to the eye’s surface.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eyes?

Signs and symptoms, which usually affect both eyes, may include:

  • A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye redness
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Difficulty with night-time driving
  • Watery eyes, which is the body’s response to the irritation of dry eyes
  • Blurred vision or eye fatigue

What Are the Causes of Dry Eyes?

  • Certain diseases
  • Taking certain medicines
  • Blepharitis (when eyelids are swollen or red)
  • Being in smoke, wind or a very dry climate
  • Looking at a computer screen for a long time
  • Using contact lenses for a long time
  • Having refractive eye surgery, such as LASIK

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is the leading cause of Dry Eye Syndrome.

What Are the Treatments of Dry Eyes?

Our clinic offers many different treatments for Dry Eye Syndrome:

  • Artificial Tear Drops
  • Omega-3 Supplements
  • Punctal Plugs
  • Blepharitis Treatments

Our team at Crystal Vision Eyecare can take steps to determine what is bothering your eyes and offer you solutions catered to your individual needs.

We Use Advanced Technology to Diagnose and Treat Dry Eyes

IPL treatment (Intense light pulse) is the latest technology

IPL treatment uses gentle pulses of light to the skin adjacent to the eyes. These pulses melt the thick secretions on the eyelids, release the build-up of oil, and unclog the meibomian glands. This specialized treatment stimulates the natural flow of oil into the tears, stabilizes the tear film, and improves dry eye symptoms. It also reduces inflammation (blepharitis) and eliminates any bacterial infection around the lid area.

RF treatment (Radiofrequency) can help with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and reduce symptoms of dry eyes!

TempSure Envi uses radiofrequency energy to gently and comfortably raise the temperature of skin around tear ducts. This gentle heat promotes collagen production in the skin to help unclog the tear ducts. When applied to the eyelids, it can help rebuild and treat malfunctioning meibomian glands, thus reducing symptoms associated with dry eye.

Contact us today to see how we can help you get the dry eye relief you’ve been
looking for!