Dry Eye Specialists in Burlington
Clear vision is an obvious necessity for a person to enjoy life, but eye discomfort ends up ignored in most cases. Unfortunately, this perception has led to millions of people to silently “live with” their dry eye disease symptoms as a normal way of living. Not only do people endure:
What are symptoms of dry eyes?
It is a condition that can include many symptoms that cause discomfort, impair vision and limit your ability to go about your daily life including:
- Watery Eyes
- Light Sensitivity
- Feeling Like Something is in your Eye
- Sandy or Gritty Feeling
- Blurred Vision
- Difficulty Seeing at Night
- Discomfort Wearing Contact Lenses
What is MGD?
MGD stands for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, and it’s responsible for the majority of dry eyes cases out there. The meibomian glands are responsible for producing lipids, the oils necessary for maintaining the necessary amount of lubrication for your eyes. When these glands are blocked, malfunctioning, or dying off, severe dry eyes can set in.
Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome is more than just dry eyes.
Our optometrist specializes in diagnosing and treating chronic dry eye syndrome. We will assess your condition to determine the cause of your dry eyes and then find the best solution to relieve your symptoms and restore comfort to your precious eyes.
How are Dry Eyes and MGD Treated?
Up until now, the only options available have been lubricating or steroidal eye drops, punctal plugs, warm compresses, and even manual expression of the meibomian glands.
However, these Treatments are Usually NOT Particularly Effective!
Hot compresses and lubricating eye drops are relatively ineffective. Manual expression can be very painful and is usually only partially effective.
“If you’re suffering from dry eyes, this is the place to go!”
I can’t speak highly enough of Insight Optical. I have been very frustrated with my dry eyes for about 3 years. I saw about 5 different ophthalmologists at some of the area’s top hospitals, and none of them mentioned meibomian gland dysfunction or LipiFlow treatment. I finally found the LipiFlow treatment online, and consulted all of the offices that have the treatment available to check prices.
Other offices are charging up to $1800, and Insight Optical makes it much more affordable at under $900 with the initial consultation covered by insurance. I’m happy to say that the treatment has significantly improved my dry eyes. I’ll definitely be going back to Dr. Feifke, who was thorough and extremely patient in hearing my concerns. I’ve never felt so well cared for. In addition, the staff at the front desk were very helpful in making sure that my visit would be covered by insurance when my PCP didn’t get the referral through on time. If you’re suffering from dry eyes, this is the place to go!
Clara M. – Yelp Review
LipiFlow is an effective doctor-led procedure for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), a major cause of Dry Eye Syndrome. The device applies warmth and gentle pressure to the meibomian glands, liquefying the oil blockage.
Eye drops can relieve discomfort and pain, but they're rarely a solution. Don't get stuck with a lifelong subscription to medicated drops - it's time to drop the drops.
Do you endure water eyes? If you're someone who always carries a box of tissues or struggles with days of redness & irritation, maybe it's time you turn to a real solution.
Insight Optical has collected research studies on dry eye disease to help our patients understand the effectiveness of treatments like LipiFlow as well as recognize that among the many eye doctors who claim to manage dry eyes, our optometrists are dry eye specialists.