Cosmopolitan Eyecare welcomes you to The Dry Eye Clinic!
About 50-90% of computer users have complaints about their vision. These complaints include: soreness, tired eyes, vision fluctuations, and redness – especially with contact lenses use. One of the main factors contributing to these complaints is dry eyes. As most of our patients spend a lot of their time in front of a computer, tablet, or phone, we have introduced new methods into our practice to improve your comfort and overall health of your eyes.
Dry eye can be caused by many different factors:
• Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (Posterior Blepharitis)
We all have glands along the eyelid, right near our eyelashes, that can get clogged. Normally, these glands make oil that helps prevent our tears from evaporating too quickly. When these glands become clogged, they cannot release that oil and the tear film will be missing the component, causing quick evaporation of tears.
Daily hot compresses will help improve the glands and make your eyes more comfortable. Our office now offers Bruder’s Hydrating Compresses that, when used daily, will help improve your symptoms from meibomian gland dysfunction.
• Anterior Blepharitis
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelid, which can be seen as red irritated eyelids and/or a buildup of dandruff-like flakes along the eyelid margin. This buildup not only affects the eyelids, but can cause changes in the eyelashes.
Our office now provides Blephex Therapy, an in office treatment to clean the eyelids of bacteria excess and reduce inflammation, making your eyes feel more comfortable.
• Ocular Nutritional Supplementation
Studies have shown that regular intake of Omega 3 Fish Oil will improve dry eye signs and symptoms. These supplements help keep the glands in your eyelids healthy and able to produce oil, a necessary part of our tears. Our office now carries HydroEye supplements for patients with dry eye. Daily intake of the supplements have proven to improve symptoms of dry eyes.
• Spring has arrived!
This also means if you suffer from eye allergies, it’s time to see the eye doctor again! If your eyes itch and get teary at this time of year, we now carry Therapearl Eye Masks. These are helpful to relieve the morning puffiness and irritation caused by spring allergies.