Dry Eye Management
Relief that Lasts for Dry & Itchy Eyes
Don’t suffer in silence – find a path to lasting relief from Dry Eye Disease with our team of internationally-recognized Dry Eye experts at Medical Optometry America.
Beyond dryness, commons symptoms of Dry Eye Disease include:
- Eye fatigue, tired eyes, painful eyes
- Itchy eyes, burning, irritation
- Blurry or hazy vision that changes with blinking
- A sensation of having something in your eyes
- Gritty feeling
- Watery eyes / excess tears
- Stringy discharge
- Burning or stinging
- Light sensitivity
- Contact lens discomfort
- Glare or halos around lights
Dry Eye is more than just an annoyance – it’s a diagnosed disease that can be caused by many different factors. Without treatment, dry eye disease will continue to get worse and can cause lasting damage to the eye.
MOA specializes in testing and treatment of Dry Eye Disease:
- Our team works with you to understand your symptoms and develop a personalized plan to provide lasting relief from Dry Eye
- Our dry eye remedies treat the root causes of the disease and not just the symptoms
- Our highly-trained Medical Optometrists utilize the latest diagnostic and treatment technology
- Our therapeutic approach focuses on returning your eyes to a proper balance of moisture and comfort
Types of Dry Eyes
There are actually two types of dry eyes: aqueous deficient dry eyes and evaporative dry eyes.
With aqueous deficient dry eyes, your eyes do not produce a high enough volume of tears to hydrate, lubricate, and protect your eyes effectively.
Evaporative dry eyes, on the other hand, are the most common type of dry eyes. Healthy tears contain oil called meibum, which prevents them from evaporating too quickly. If the glands that produce this oil are blocked or not working properly, your tears will evaporate faster than your body can produce them.
Medical Optometry America Advanced Treatments
There are many treatment options for dry eye disease. Over-the-counter drops can work well for the earliest stages, providing helpful, temporary relief. For longer-lasting relief that protects and restores the surface of the eye, there are many different therapy and treatment options that are only available from a dry eye specialist. Medical Optometry America locations are equipped with the following testing and treatment technology:
- Meibography: A quick and comfortable test that involves taking an image of the tear glands (meibomian glands) to assess whether or not a patient is producing healthy tears.
- Point of Care Testing: Our practices are equipped with simple, painless tests which help to diagnose dry eyes in seconds. These include Tearlab and InflammaDry.
- Lipiflow & TearCare: Thermal Pulsation systems provide a gentle massage to remove blockages from the meibomian glands. This helps to restore proper production of oils that make up healthy tears.
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL): A groundbreaking treatment for dry eye disease which uses pulses of light to remove blockages in the meibomian glands.
- ILUX: directly targets blocked Meibomian glands through the application of light-based heat and compressions to help improve dry eye symptoms.
- Amniotic Membrane: An innovative, new treatment for the most difficult cases of Dry Eye Disease.
- Demodex Treatment: In some cases, Dry Eye disease is caused by Demodex mites which live within the eyelashes. At Medical Optometry America, we are equipped with the tools necessary to treat this condition.
- Scleral Lenses: A special type of lens used to treat chronic, severe dry eye disease by holding a therapeutic saline reservoir on the ocular surface
- Nutritional Therapy: Medical Optometry America offices carry the #1 nutritional product on the market (Dry Eye Omega Benefits by PRN) to help support healthy tear function.