Dry Eye Blog

Dry Eye Blog

Dry Eye Blog

Dry Eye Blog

Dry Eye Blog

Our Dry Eye Blogs are written by East Main Vision Clinic team members especially for you, our valued patients!

Mascara and Dry Eye

Does Mascara Cause Dry Eyes?

June 7, 2023

Dry eye can significantly impact the quality of your life due to the discomfort that it causes. It develops due to the inability of your tears to lubricate your ocular surface sufficiently. The condition usually occurs in two primary forms—evaporative dry eyes and insufficient tears.

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Dry eye skin

Why Is The Skin Around My Eyes So Dry?

May 16, 2023

I get a lot of questions on eyelids and the skin around the eye. Why is it itchy? Why is it so dry and scaly? Why are they so puffy? This tiny little area of the body can be such a troublemaker sometimes!

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dry eye and aging

How Does Age Impact the Development and Severity of Dry Eye?

April 30, 2023

One of the organs affected by aging is the eyes and the different structures around them. A common condition that impacts people when they reach 40 years and over is dry eye syndrome (DES). The ways dry eye syndrome affects 30% of people over 50 years old is unique to aging. 

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Prescription Eye Drops

Eye Drops: Why Prescription Eye Drops Are Better for You

March 31, 2023

Itchy eyes have been bothering you, so into the store aisle you walk…the options are endless! Boxes and boxes of over-the-counter drops line the shelves, and you don’t know what to choose.

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IPL dry eye

Can IPL Regenerate Meibomian Glands?

March 15, 2023

Dry eye disease is a prevalent condition that unfortunately affects many people worldwide. It is typically caused by several factors. They include aging, medications, and autoimmune disorders, to name a few. One of the main contributors to DED is a dysfunction in the meibomian glands. This gland produces the oily layer of the tear film that prevents evaporation and keeps the eyes moist.

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foods help dry eye

Foods to Help With Dry Eyes

February 28, 2023

If you have dry eyes, you know how frustrating and uncomfortable the itching, irritation, and blurred vision that come with it are. If you need more help on top of dry eye medications, drops or other dry eye treatments, you need not look far. Certain foods can help you alleviate its symptoms and give your eyes a lift. Here are the foods you can consider adding to your diet to help with your dry eyes.

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Lipiflow vs IPL

What Is the Difference Between LipiFlow® and IPL?

February 15, 2023

Dry eye can make it hard to perform daily tasks such as reading and driving. Many people suffer from dry eye, and symptoms can range from mild to severe. The condition can be caused by different issues, ranging from medical conditions to hormonal and environmental factors. Fortunately, some treatments can provide relief for dry eye. 

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Dry Eye And Sleep

Can Lack of Sleep Cause Dry Eyes?

January 30, 2023

Sleep is an essential part of life for all living organisms, including humans and animals. It is a crucial aspect of overall health and well-being, making it vital to get enough sleep to function optimally. Sleep is a time when the body and brain rest and repair themselves. 

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IPL for Ocular Rosacea

Why IPL Is the Best Treatment for Ocular Rosacea

December 2, 2022

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a treatment with notable uses. Some of the common ones are in treating dry eye and ocular rosacea. It is effective due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Here is a look at why it is the best treatment for ocular rosacea.

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Mgd and IPL

What MGD Symptoms Does IPL Help Alleviate?

November 22, 2022

Tears help keep the eyes healthy and lubricated. Failing to produce adequate tears or producing poor-quality tears can lead to dry eyes. Problems with tear balance can lead to a condition known as dry eye syndrome. 

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