Free Screening for Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome at our Dry Eye Clinic
At Insight Optometrists we have a specialist Dry Eye Clinic with access to all the resources required to treat the various different types of Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome.
Dry eye syndrome is very common and can be caused by a variety of factors, so it’s only by discussing your symptoms and examining your eyes that we can determine the best treatment plan for your condition.
Insight Optometrists’ Dry Eye Treatment Package includes:
- 4 Sessions of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
- BlephEx® Treatment
- Blephasteam® Treatment
- Meibomian Gland Expression
- Fish Oil, Omega-3 and Flaxseed tablets
- Eye Drops, including Natural Anti-Inflammatories and Oil Supplements
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL has brought new hope for sufferers, with research showing improvement in tear film quality and reduction of chronic dry eye syndrome symptoms after as few as three sessions. An affordable alternative to heat and compression treatments, IPL is more comfortable for most patients and has the potential to achieve lasting results.
Originally developed for treatment of dermatological conditions, the heat produced from focused light eliminates problematic flora on the eyelash margin that can cause Blepharitis and Chronic Dry Eyes syndrome symptoms.
BlephEx® equipment uses a patented disposable micro-sponge to clean and exfoliate along the lash lines, scrubbing them to reduce build-up of bacteria. This improves symptoms almost immediately and restarts the natural cleaning cycle by helping to unblock the tear glands.
Treatments are usually performed monthly and the number of treatments required depends on severity of the dry eye syndrome. In the long run, BlephEx® helps protect the structural integrity of the eyelid, reducing the probability of long term damage to the tear glands.
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is now recognised as a primary cause or contributor to most cases of chronic dry eye syndrome. The Blephasteam® is a medical device which delivers latent heat therapy to the eyelids in order to relieve the symptoms caused by MGD.
Offered as part of our Dry Eye Clinic, the Blephasteam® treatment helps improve the consistency and quality of the oil layer of the tear film produced by the meibomian glands of the eyelids, leading to improved ocular health, vision and comfort.
Taking high dose Omega-3 supplements has been found to reduce the inflammation around the lids and improve symptoms.
Omega-3 helps the eyelids produce a healthy oil layer that protects tears from evaporating, while at the same time promoting healthy tear production from the inside. As these improvements occur in the glands that produce tears, eye comfort also increases.
Our Dry Eye Clinic has access to all the necessary treatment options for Dry Eye Syndrome and underlying eyelid disease. We are therapeutically qualified to manage these conditions and can help bring you rapid relief from your Dry Eyes.