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.