You may have Dry Eye Disease...
Do you suffer from:
Sore, Achy or Tired Eyes?
Feeling of Grit/Sand in Eyes?
WHAT IS DRY EYE DISEASE?
Dry eye is a condition where your eyes don’t produce quality tears to keep them lubricated and moist. Sometimes your eyes produce an overabundance of tears, but of low quality. Other times, the tears evaporate so quickly, they don’t have time to lubricate your eyes. All of these factors lead to the same result: dry eyes.
Almost everyone experiences occasional dryness in their eyes at some point. Dry eye is different in that symptoms are frequent, consistent, and grow progressively worse over time.
WHAT CAUSES DRY EYE DISEASE?
Your eyes are sensitive organs that need proper care. When exposed to certain elements like wind, sun, smoke, excess heat, or chemical fumes, your eyes can become dry and irritated. These elements can cause dry eye syndrome. Other causes of dry eye include age, allergies, hormone changes, a decline in blinking, and long-term wear of contacts. Certain autoimmune disorders and medications can also alter tear production, causing dry eye. Dry eye may also be an after effect of some types of eye surgeries.
Fort Saskatchewan Eyecare is proud to provide Dry Eye treatments using:
IPL and RADIO FREQUENCY technology.
Call us today to schedule your consult!
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (LUMECCA)
Did you know?
IPL & Radiofrequency
also treat both
FINE LINES & WRINKLES!
IPL is a non-invasive and painless procedure that is done in the doctor’s office. Intense pulses of light are applied underneath and above your eyelash line. Typically, the only sensation patients feel during the procedure is the application of moderate heat or an elastic-band sensation. Recovery is overnight. Many patients report improvement after only one treatment, though several may be required.
Radiofrequency Therapy (FORMA)
This non-invasive dry eye treatment can be performed in our office. It uses Radio-Frequency energy to generate heat, which is applied to the skin around the eyes. This heat induces the dermal heating required to stimulate collagen formation, bringing white blood cells, anti-inflammatory mediators and stem cells to the skin around your eyes.
For the majority of people, the most logical way to improve dry eyes is to artificially replace the tears and, by doing so improve both quantity and quality.
Omega 3’s have a great impact on key physiopathological mechanisms of Dry Eye such as hyperosmolarity, quantity and quality of tears and meibum and inflammation.
Eye care professionals recommend moist heat therapy as a form of supplementary treatment for people suffering from dry eyes