Our Dry Eye Blogs are written by East Main Vision Clinic team members especially for you, our valued patients!
iLux Treatment for Dry Eye
January 18, 2021
I want to spend a minute talking about one of the newest tools in our toolbox: The iLux. This system has been around 2 years, but the technology has improved greatly. It is a customizable treatment for dry eye.
What is iLux® Treatment?
November 30, 2020
iLux® treatment is an innovative, new, in-office treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction that helps patients overcome many of Dry Eye symptoms and enjoy improved quality of life. Here’s what you need to know about meibomian gland dysfunction and how iLux® treatment can help.
How do Environmental Factors Affect Dry Eyes?
September 30, 2020
Dry eye disease is one of the most common eye afflictions in the world, and research has found that the number of people who experience the condition is steadily rising.
Best Treatments for Dry Eye Syndrome
August 31, 2020
Unsurprisingly, dry eye syndrome is most often characterized by its title symptom – dry eyes. However, without treatment, dry eye syndrome can be debilitating and cause the patient to experience a range of unpleasant effects including itchiness, irritated eyes, redness, soreness, blurred vision, eye fatigue and more.
Why is Dry Eye Worse in the Summer?
July 22, 2020
Dry eye is one of the most common eye conditions in the world. It occurs when the body no longer makes enough tear film to keep eyes healthy and comfortable, or because the moisture that usually covers the surface of the eyes evaporates too quickly. Either way, this results in a range of unpleasant symptoms. These symptoms can include, redness, soreness, grittiness, blurred vision and sensitivity to light.
Do Dry Eyes Cause Vision Loss?
June 26, 2020
When you have dry eyes, you don’t have adequate tears to nourish and lubricate your eyes. Eyes need healthy tears in order to have clear vision, and to maintain eye health.
Why Do I Wake Up With Dry Eyes?
April 14, 2020
Dry eyes can be incredibly uncomfortable with symptoms such as burning sensations, some pain, and redness. According to experts, this eye condition is often caused by insufficient production of tears or quick evaporation of tears. Some people even wake up with dry eyes, which is never a good start to the day. Let’s discuss why this happens.
The Benefits of Treating Dry Eye with LipiFlow
February 10, 2020
If you have dry eyes, you spend each day dealing with the symptoms and you want relief. You are tired of red, itchy, uncomfortable eyes, and you’re also frustrated about using eyedrops constantly. LipiFlow is a thermal pulsation treatment for dry eyes, and it has lots of benefits. Let’s go over the benefits, so you can see if this dry eye treatment is right for you.
What Are the Differences Between MGD and Dry Eye?
February 04, 2020
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) and dry eye are often grouped together since they have similar symptoms, such as itching, burning, and irritation. However, while dry eye is due to a lack of tears, MGD is due to a lack of oil production to protect the tears. This distinction is important when choosing a treatment.
What Is MGD?
January 27, 2020
Your eyelids contain meibomian glands that are responsible for producing meibum. Meibum is an oily substance that mixes with water and mucus to form tear film. Without the oil, tears dry or evaporate too quickly, leading to symptoms associated with dry eye. If something prevents your meibum gland from secreting oils into the tear mixture, you have Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).