Understanding Dry Eyes
A deficiency of oil, water, or mucus on the surface of your eyes causes dry eyes. Your eyes are not being moisturized by enough tears. This can be caused by contact lenses, medications, or the environment. Even if a person can make tears, the quality of tears may be poor or significantly less than normal. The drier the eyes, the more the cornea can become desensitized, so often people get used to chronic dry eyes. Would you let your car run out of oil and not function correctly? You probably take your vehicle in for regular oil changes, so it doesn’t run dry. Treat your eyes regularly, too, and don’t let them dry out. 20/20 Dry Eye Spa treats for dry eyes, so it doesn't become the norm. There is no reason to live with dry eyes when there is a treatment available.
A thorough evaluation of your condition is necessary to determine if you are a candidate for dry eye treatment.
The team at 20/20 Dry Eye Spa is specifically trained in this field, but your regular optometrist or ophthalmologist may not be.
We focus on the causes of any problems that patients might
have, address the symptoms and develop a treatment plan.
Let’s start by examining you.
At 20/20 Dry Eye Spa, Dr. Lee and her team use state of the art technology that scans the meibomian glands. This medical imaging device is called Lipiscan. The scan will show how many glands are structurally available for both the top and bottom lids. These meibomian glands secrete the oil layer of your tears and prevent the water layer from evaporating quickly. If the glands are blocked for a period of time, they can “die” or atrophy. Once they atrophy, they will never grow back, which can cause one to have permanent dry eyes.
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During this evaluation, we will find out how many glands are blocked and how many active glands you have. By looking at both the function and structure of your glands, we will create a treatment plan specifically designed for you.
We’re one of the few optometric practices that offer the MiBo Thermoflo treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). We will gently massage the outer skin of the eyelids using ultrasound gel and apply controlled, continuous heat with the Mibo Thermoflo device. The heat absorbs into the tissue and helps to break down the hardened lipids allowing the glands to produce thinner, clearer lipids and a healthier tear film. This is a relaxing process with immediate relief.
We are proud to also offer IPL, Intense Pulsed Light. OptiLight by Lumenis is a light-based, non-invasive treatment done in the area below the eyes to manage dry eye. This is the first and only IPL FDA-approved for dry eye management.
When you meet with one of our doctors for an evaluation, they will determine which treatment or combination of treatments is right for you. We enjoy customizing solutions for our patients.
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At 20/20 Dry Eye Spa, we offer the dry eye evaluation free with your regular eye exam. If you have vision insurance the eye exam is often covered; however, the treatment for dry eyes is normally not covered by insurance.
Because treatment plans vary, it is important to develop one that allows for follow up and maintenance. We understand treatments can be cost prohibitive that’s why we’re pleased to offer a finance plan with 0% interest. The team at 20/20 Dry Eye Spa is here to help find a solution for you. Inquire today.