Did you know there is a 2-in-1 treatment to alleviate dry eyes and look younger? When you hear "dry eye treatment," you feel a wave of hope if you’re living with dry eyes, yet also some skepticism. After years of artificial tears, consultations, and the use of prescriptions to no limits, it sounds too good to know there is another option! Here are five ways Inmode Forma radiofrequency (RF) and Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for dry eye treatments can ready you with a fresh perspective.
When we think about eye treatments for younger, healthier eyes, we usually think about treating fine lines and wrinkles. We forget that, as we age, we are also more susceptible to Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) and its crippling effects.
Although DES is often debilitating, less than half of Albertans suffering from DES will see their optometrist about it. You don’t need to rely solely on artificial tears to soothe the burning, itching, and blurriness accompanied by extreme dry eyes. Talk to your eye care professional about other options, such as Inmode Forma radiofrequency (RF) and Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) available at My Optometrist Calgary.
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Do Dry Eyes Go Away On Their Own?
Yes, they can, depending on if you have chronic dry eyes and the underlying cause. In Calgary’s dry, cold climate, it is not uncommon to have dry eyes. It is essential to get your eyes checked by an optometrist if your dry eyes are persistent. However, even if you can cope with the aching, scratchy sensation, or feeling like there is continually something in your eye, damage to your corneal tissue may develop over time, and possibly even vision loss. Getting routine eye exams is not just for getting glasses. They are essential prevention tools to protecting your eye health, comfort, and vision. At My Optometrist Calgary, our mission is to protect your eyesight and the health of your eyes.
How Do I Know I Have Dry Eye Syndrome And Not Just Dry Eyes?
Over 90% of Albertans live with Dry Eye Syndrome; If you are experiencing the following symptoms it is not unlikely you may be too. While it is always best to play it safe and get regular eye exams, we understand this is not practical for everyone.
- Aching feeling in your eyes
- Tired / sensitive
- Blurry vision
- Excess eye mucus or lack of tears
If you are experiencing these symptoms, this may indicate dry eyes, and you may need to book an appointment at an optometrist clinic near you to relieve your dry eyes and protect them from further damage.
Eye exams can be vital in catching conditions like:
- Blindness causing glaucoma
- Age-related eye problem prevention
- Dry eye syndrome
Is There A Cure For Dry Eyes?
There is no cure for dry eyes, but rather, we develop an extensive treatment and management plan to address your dry eye concerns. We seek to calm and alleviate the symptoms, thereby allowing people to live in comfort. Ask your eye care professional about the following dry eye treatment options:
- Artificial or Prescription Tear Drops
- Eye Gels
- Lubricant Ointment and Warm Compresses
- Anti-inflammatory Drops
- Inmode Forma Radiofrequency (RF) Treatments
- Inmode Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments
- Combination of both Radiofrequency (RF) Treatments and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments
- Dietary Changes
- Cleansing Wipes
- Punctual Plugs (to prevent tear drainage)
- BlephEx® (In-clinic eyelid cleaning procedure)
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What Are The Benefits Of IPL And RF Treatments For Dry Eyes?
While both Inmode Forma Radiofrequency (RF) and Inmode Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments usually have a quick same day recovery, procedure time with immediate results, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, there are unique benefits to both:
Some of these benefits include:
- Decrease in Dry Eye Syndrome Symptoms
- Alleviates inflammation
- Anti-microbial properties
- Inhibits the release of proinflammatory mediators
- Protects your eyes from excessive water evaporation
To learn more about IPL and RF treatments and if they are right for you, book a no-obligation consult with My Optometrist at our NW or SW Calgary Locations.
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Restore, Protect And Prevent Aging Eyes
When it comes to fresh and youthful eyes, there’s never a better time to protect what you have than now. Protect your vision, soothe perpetual dry eyes while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Through our traditional, innovative, and customizable Dry Eye Syndrome treatment plans and experienced dry eye care team, we can help bring back your eye health and improved vision because life is worth seeing clearly. Stop suffering; call us at 403-256-0606 to book your thorough assessment for personalized dry eye remedies and other eye concerns at any of our three locations!
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If you need a comprehensive eye exam in Calgary or Three Hills, My Optometrist Calgary has you covered with our advanced eye care and experienced optometrists. Contact one of our My Optometrist Calgary clinics at either 403-256-0606 (Health First Optometry), 403-291-0923 (Sunridge Vision Centre), or 403-443-2040 (Three Hills Optometry) and book your appointment today.
Q: What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome?
Dry Eye Syndrome is ubiquitous and is easily managed with the appropriate treatment. The following are known causes associated with Dry Eye Syndrome (DES):
- Environmental conditions
- Medication use
- Air conditioning use
- Use of contact lenses
- Screen use
- Underlying Health or skin conditions
Q: How does an optometrist diagnose dry eyes??
While the first step to diagnosing DES may be self-monitoring for symptoms of dry eyes, your qualified Calgary optometrist delivers proper patient education and will conduct a thorough diagnosing process including the following:
- Conduct a Standardized Patient Evaluation of Eye Dryness (SPEED) questionnaire.
- Facilitate an Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire
- Inquire about any medication use and medical history
- Retrieve history of contact lens wearer
- Perform a lid seal and physical assessment
- Image and analyze Meibomian gland structure and function
Q: Why are RF and IPL more effective than home remedies for dry eyes?
RF and IPL will do more than alleviate surface symptoms; they aim to address the root of the problem while providing immediate and lasting relief and eye health and vision protection against future symptoms. When it comes to your eyes, what we put on them, in them, and what we do for damage prevention is vital. You can feel confident that RF and IPL are safe, effective, and FDA-regulated, and approved.