Get Relief from Dry Eyes
Dry eye can be challenging to manage and bring on symptoms of irritated, watery eyes and blurry vision, and we want to help. We offer a variety of in-office treatments to help you manage the symptoms of your dry eye.
Our technology can help us pinpoint the underlying cause of your dry eyes and help you find relief.
The first step is coming in for a comprehensive eye exam, so our team can assess your dry eye needs and prepare a personalized treatment plan.
Understanding Dry Eye & MGD
Your tears are composed of 3 layers:
- The oily outer layer
- The watery middle layer
- The inner mucus layer
Dry eye can occur when the glands that produce these elements of your tears are not functioning properly or become inflamed. Inflammation of the glands that line your eyelids can also lead to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). MGD can reduce oil production, causing tears to evaporate.
Our Dry Eye Treatments
We offer a variety of dry eye treatments that can address your dry eye symptoms. Once we conduct a thorough dry eye assessment, our team can start developing your personalized treatment plan.
ZEST is an in-office treatment that gently exfoliates the eyelids of dead cells, debris, and biofilm that may accumulate on the lid margins. ZEST is an okra-infused gel containing citrus extract, aloe vera, and caffeine that helps restore the natural state of your eyelids, offering relief from redness, burning, and irritation.
ZEST treatments are performed by our team and involve using a warm compress to relax the eyes and loosen the clogged meibomian glands. This treatment directly targets the problem area, leaving your eyelids feeling restored and healthy.
LipiFlow , or heated meibomian gland expression, is an in-office procedure that clears blocked meibomian glands in your upper and lower eyelids. It uses a combination of heat and gentle massage to remove blockages and obstructions in the glands. This process allows for a better flow of oils into your tear film for healthy eyes.
We also incorporate LipiScan into our dry eye assessments. The LipiScan features dynamic meibomian imaging and provides high-definition gland images.
Together, LipiFlow and LipiScan can help address and treat meibomian gland dysfunction and address the underlying cause of your dry eyes .
Intense-pulse light (IPL) technology has been used for over 25 years to treat various skin and inflammatory issues. It works by delivering light energy into the skin at different wavelengths, targeting the root cause of ocular inflammation.
The LUCENT IPL™ by LUVO has multiple proprietary features that make it especially safe and comfortable for you. The square wave pulse ensures predictable energy delivery with no energy spikes, and the advanced cooling technology ensures a comfortable procedure for you.
The LUCENT IPL features:
- No pain or downtime
- Long-lasting results
- No drops or medication
- Fast results
Radiofrequency is an in-office treatment designed to help treat dry eyes. During the procedure, a handheld device called a radiofrequency applicator sends energy waves into your skin.
These waves heat up the inner layer of the skin, stimulating collagen production and helping to restore the function of the meibomian glands, improving dry eye symptoms. The heat melts oily substances that may be blocking your meibomian glands. Radiofrequency can also help by reducing inflammation around the eyes.
A Closer Look at LipiFlow
This video explains LipiFlow in more detail and how it can help you find relief from dry eyes.
Visit Us for Dry Eye Relief
Our team at Niagara Vision wants to help you find relief from dry eye symptoms through innovative treatment methods. Dry eye can put a halt to your productivity, and we know life can get busy.
Don’t let dry eye slow you down—schedule your appointment today and get relief.