What Is Chronic Dry Eye?
Constantly suffering from itchy or red eyes? You’re not the only one. In the U.S., approximately 40 million people suffer from an eye dryness condition. Our team of ophthalmologists offers innovative dry eye treatment to customers in Michigan and Ohio. Dry eye occurs when your eyes cannot produce enough tears for sufficient lubrication. It’s one of the most common reasons patients visit our staff of dry eye specialists. Give our doctors a call by phone at (877) 852-8463 to receive a dry eye evaluation.
This condition occurs when your eyes’ protective oil glands clog up during Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. However, it’s also been linked to autoimmune diseases, allergies, medications, hormone changes, contact lenses, and inflammation. Not only are dry eyes uncomfortable, but they can also impact your eye health and vision, which could affect your everyday activities and favorite hobbies.
Think You May Have a Dry Eye Problem?
Give our team of dry eye specialists a call by phone at (877) 852-8463 or request an appointment online to receive an evaluation for dry eyes and treatments. Look out for these symptoms before calling:
- A stinging, burning, or scratchy sensation
- Eye irritation
- Blurry vision
- Light sensitivity
- Difficulty wearing contact lenses
- Watery eyes
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TearCare Treatment for Chronic Dry Eye
Does chronic dry eye keep you from living life to the fullest? TearCare may be right for you. This wearable eyelid technology offers lasting relief from chronic dry eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). This personalized open-eye procedure is:
- Takes 15 minutes or less
What TearCare Treats
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
Our meibomian glands, located in the upper and lower half of our eyelids, produce a layer of oil called meibum. MGD occurs when those eye glands become blocked or clogged. Blocked or clogged eye glands can’t produce enough meibum—an oily substance that keeps tears from evaporating too quickly. This causes our tears to evaporate more quickly than they should, which can result in dry eye symptoms. If left untreated, MGD can lead to permanent dry eye. TearCare treats MGD by unclogging the meibomian glands and restoring natural tear production.
Blepharitis occurs when clogged eye glands become inflamed and hinder natural tear production. TearCare unclogs the meibomian glands, which reduces inflammation and restores normal tear production.
How TearCare Works
Your eye doctor will place eyelid devices on the contours of your eyelids. The flexibility of these devices allows them to fit the unique shape of your eyelids. Combined with SmartLid technology and eye blinking, the devices apply low heat to unclog the meibomian glands and increase meibum production. Your doctor will repeat the TearCare treatment annually or biannually until optimal tear production is achieved.
Is TearCare Treatment Painful?
According to former TearCare patients, the treatment is pain-free and produces minimal discomfort.
Who Qualifies for TearCare Treatment?
Anyone 22 years or older who suffers from chronic dry eye symptoms qualifies for TearCare treatment. Schedule an appointment with your eye care provider to see if TearCare is right for you.
Get Relief From Chronic Dry Eye
TearCare can provide the long-term relief you need from chronic dry eye symptoms. As the leaders in patient-focused eye care, our doctors use the latest equipment, technologies, and treatments to correct your eye problems before they cause long-term consequences. Schedule an appointment today to see if TearCare is the treatment you need.
Dry Eye Treatment at Specialty Eye Institute
Rapid, Safe Treatment
As part of TearCare’s fully wearable and customizable technology, eyelid devices are placed onto a patient’s eyelids and meibomian glands to remove blockages, stimulate tear production, and dissipate the meibum for oil production so your tears don’t evaporate too quickly. After all, this level of evaporation likely plays a huge role in your eye dryness.
Comfortable, Lasting Results
Patients are ecstatic when they feel dry eye relief right after a treatment. At the very least, you should be able to gradually decrease your use of lubricating eye drops as your eyes adjust to the dry eye treatment over time.
Got any more questions? Call our team of doctors by phone at (877) 852-8463 or request a dry eye evaluation online to find out more about our dry eye treatment options.
When Should You Make an Appointment With a Dry Eye Specialist?
If your eye dryness is uncomfortable or making it hard to see, we recommend scheduling an evaluation with a dry eye specialist at Specialty Eye Institute. Our team of doctors offers dry eye treatments for customers in areas such as Ann Arbor, Jackson, Toledo, and Kalamazoo. In addition, we offer other types of eye care solutions such as refractive lens exchange treatments, LASIK eye surgery, glaucoma treatments, and cataract eye surgery. Our staff of ophthalmologists will talk through your concerns and goals. Learn more about custom eye care options available to you from our seasoned medical experts. Alleviate your eye dryness and support your eye health today with the caring eye doctors at Specialty Eye Institute.