Did you know if you have excessive tearing eyes this could mean you have dry eyes? When the protective tear layer of the eye is disrupted, the eye becomes exposed to the environment causing the cells of the eye to become irritated and damaged or die. This inflammation of the eye is called dry eye. The damaged cells can cause a variety of symptoms including but not limited to red eye, burning and grittiness in the eye, spontaneous tearing, and headaches.
Here at Refocus Modern Eye Care we take a stepwise approach to treating dry eye. Your first consultation appointment will include several different tests and measurements of your level of dryness. We begin with the most simple, non-invasive coaching methods for dryness and move into more complex treatments if dryness persists after the first level of treatment.
We offer the most up to date technology including heat therapy with TearCare®. TearCare is an innovative Dry Eye procedure that targets the blocked meibomian glands in your eyelids that produce oils to keep your tears healthy. When these glands become blocked or have reduced function, your tears may evaporate more quickly. Unblocking these glands with The TearCare® System can help restore their function and stabilize the tear film. This may improve the quality of tears and reduce symptoms like dryness, gritty or scratchy sensations, blurry vision, and watery eyes.
At your appointment, we will determine whether your dry eye symptoms are caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) and would benefit from the use of The TearCare® System.