Are You Experiencing Dry Eye?
Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a disease of the tears and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance, and tear ﬁlm instability with potential damage to the cornea. Many people mistake dry eye symptoms for allergies, climatic conditions or just eyestrain. While all of these may aggravate dry eye symptoms, they are not the cause. Common causes of dry eyes are medications, contact lens wear, disease, hormonal changes, and a low blink rate.
Dry Eye Symptoms
The symptoms of dry eye can be frustrating, painful, and aﬀect your daily life in many ways. They include:
- Red, burning, or itchy eyes
- Eye fatigue or headaches
- Producing more tears than normal at times
- Blurring vision or light sensitivity
As a Dry Eye Center of Excellence, Wake Family Eye Care stays at the forefront of research and technology for the management of dry eye. We utilize a multifaceted approach to diagnosing dry eye syndrome by combining patient self-assessment, physician administered testing, and state-of-the art diagnostic technology to determine the cause, severity, and best treatment protocol for each patient’s dry eye condition.
Dry Eye Treatment Options
In order to provide you with real relief, Wake Family Eye Care oﬀers advanced treatment options to treat the cause of your dry eyes, not just the symptoms. Your treatment may include one or more of the following:
A treatment that unblocks the Meibomian glands by applying gentle heat and pressure to the outer eyelids.
Intense but therapeutic heat dissolves plugged secretions and restores normal function to the Meibomian glands.
A localized heat and pressure therapy, iLux treats the signs and symptoms of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.
LidPro eﬀectively removes the bioﬁlm along the eyelid margin that is responsible for blepharitis.
Using radiofrequency energy, Thermi stimulates collagen production to improve dry eye symptoms.
In addition to advanced treatment options, Wake Family Eye Care oﬀers compresses and masks, hygienic eye care products, nutritional supplements and medicated drops that aid in the relief of dry eye symptoms.