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At Weston Contact Lens Institute, we are proud to welcome you to our Dry Eye Clinic. Dry eye syndrome affects nearly 340 million people worldwide and is the result of chronic inflammation and lack of adequate moisture on the surface of the eye. Its effects range from mild discomfort to severe inflammation of the eye. Luckily, there are effective treatments for this condition. At Weston Contact Lens Institute in South Florida, we offer a variety of dry eye treatments to have your eyes feeling more comfortable.
Causes of Dry Eye
Oe of the leading causes of dry eye syndrome is increased tear evaporation. This usually happens as a result of:
- Eye allergies
- Digital eye strain
- Preservative found in topical eyedrops
- Posterior blepharitis (also known as meibomian gland dysfunction)
Another cause of dry eye syndrome is decrease in quality tear production. A drop in quality tear production can happen for many reasons, however, the most common reasons are:
- Medical conditions such as Sjogren’s syndrome, Graft vs. Host disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Vitamin A deficiency, lupus or thyroid disorders
- Corneal nerve sensitivity
- Medications such as antidepressants or antihistamines
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In Office Dry Eye Treatments
This treatment involves the use of two flexible eyelid devices that are placed on the upper and lower eyelids. This wearable eyelid device applies gentle heat directly to the meibomian glands to remove blockages, liquefy the meibum, and help stimulate the production of tears.
Learn more about TearCare and watch the educational video.
This 12-minute in office thermal pulsation treatment revolutionizes dry eye treatment by removing blockages from the meibomian glands, the oil glands that line the lid margins. Lipiflow unblocks these glands, allowing them to properly function and produce oils to naturally lubricate your eye.
Lipiflow ® provides a safe, drug free mechanism for reducing dry eye symptoms, as well as works as an early intervention to minimize the effect of meibomian gland dysfunction.
Scleral lenses are designed specifically to vault over your cornea and the conjunctiva of the eye. This unique lens keeps the eye well-hydrated which helps to reduce the dry and itchy sensation.
Clients that have been diagnosed with Blepharitis, a constant eyelid inflammation, can greatly benefit from a BlephEx Treatment. This treatment reduce dry eye irritation while also addressing Blepharitis.
Advanced Zocushield™ Cleanse
An Advanced Zocushield™ Cleanse uses hibiscus-infused compound to clean your eyelid margins. This can make your eyes feel and appear healthier.
Schedule Your Appointment at WCLI Today
If dry eyes are impacting your quality of life, reach out to the team at our state-of-the-art Weston practice. Get an evaluation by one of our leading optometrists today.