Dry eye disease is extremely common and all of our doctors are up to date with current treatment strategies. We can evaluate for this at your annual exam, or if it is especially irritating, at any other time, just call for an appointment.
Symptoms of dry eyes can vary depending on the severity but can include:
● Itchy eyes
● Burning, staining, dry eyes
● Watery eyes
● Blurred vision that comes and goes
● Painful eyes when blinking
● Recurrent styes
Our doctors have done a lot of research and have chosen Nordic Naturals supplements to be able to provide to our patients. These supplements include an Omega3 Fish Oil, which has been proven to help dry eye symptoms. To save you a trip, you can actually order these through us on our online portal here to save you a trip: https://us.fullscript.com/welcome/bvc
Our latest advanced dry eye treatment is a device called the iLux. This device is used when the dryness is secondary to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). It uses thermal pulsation to directly treat the blocked meibomian glands in the eyelids. If these meibomian glands are clogged or are inefficiently working, your natural tears will evaporate right off the surface of your eyes! This treatment takes only about 10 minutes and studies have shown a 300% increase in the oil glands function at 4 weeks post-treatment. If you’re interested in learning more, or to find out if you’re a candidate – contact our office.