Advanced, Modern Treatment for Dry Eyes
Dry eye is a chronic condition that can sometimes progress in severity. Depending on the cause and the seriousness of the dry eye, it may not be curable. But for many people, dry eye treatment offers relief for dry and itchy eyes.
Most people suffer from temporarily dry eyes from time to time. The next time your eyes feel dry or irritated, try these tips:
- Blink more often - we tend to blink less when we are on digital devices.
- Take “screen breaks”: if you are on a digital device, make sure to look away from the screen every 20 minutes and look at an object at least 20 feet away, for at least 20 seconds. Many doctors refer to this as the “20-20-20 rule.”
These suggestions only offer temporary relief from mildly dry and itchy eyes. Persistent dry eyes, however, are not uncommon. Millions of people deal with either an oil deficiency or a water deficiency, with up to 85 percent exhibiting some degree of oil deficiency. Unfortunately, traditional treatments for oil deficiency are not particularly effective.
Discover a New Treatment for Dry Eyes
The Dean McGee Eye Institute, however, offers LipiFlow®– an FDA-approved treatment that has given many patients relief.
LipiFlow® works by applying heat and pressure to the eye to alleviate blockages in the oil glands in the eyelids. The treatment is safe, comfortable and effective, and it only takes about 15 minutes per eye. Most patients report a positive change in their symptoms and these results last for months. Learn more about Lipflow® and see how it could be right for you!
There are also a variety of other dry eye treatments to choose from to treat your specific condition, so let our specialists at Dean McGee help find the treatment that is best for you.
To learn more about dry eye treatment or to set up an appointment, contact us.