How Can Our Latest Dry Eye Treatments Help You This Winter?

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Bad weather, central heating and Strictly Come Dancing are part and parcel of the Great British winter, but did you know all these factors can exacerbate the symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome?

Cold winds outdoors, combined with hot re-circulated air inside can dry out your eyes. At the same time, increased screen time spent in front of your smartphone or the telly reduces your blink rate, thus preventing your eyes from staying lubricated.

At this time of year, we see a spike in patients experiencing dry, itchy eyes caused by Dry Eye Syndrome, with many of the same faces returning to The Optical Studio year after year, with recurring symptoms.

One of the most common causes of dry eyes is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, which can now be treated with our revolutionary new technology – E Eye.

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Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is a lack of oil secretion into tears, resulting in tears evaporating too quickly.

How Does E Eye Work?

E Eye is a state-of-the-art Dry Eye treatment that can eliminate most of the symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome for up to 18 months in just 3 sessions, spread over 45 days.

Using patented light technology, E Eye is designed to treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction by regenerating the glands’ function and improving the quality of tears produced, making it arguably the best treatment for dry eyes. It works by using highly calibrated light pulses to stimulate the glands in your eyelids and restore their natural flow of lipids.  This in turn reduces evaporation of tears and prevents dry eyes in the vast majority of patients after just 3 sessions.

What’s the Therapy Process?

This painless Dry Eye treatment only takes a couple of minutes. You’ll sit down and wear a pair of protective goggles, while your optometrist applies a thin layer of gel to your lower eyelid and upper cheek. They’ll then gently move the E Eye device against your lower eyelid, releasing five light pulses.

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E Eye Dry Eye treatment for dry, itchy eyes is available with our experienced opticians in Farnham, Pimlico and Virginia Water.

The Benefits of E Eye

Many Dry Eye sufferers rely on eye drops for short-term relief to substitute the lipid layer, whereas E Eye offers a longer lasting treatment that stimulates your eyes to rehabilitate themselves.

E Eye treatment significantly reduces, and in a lot of cases eliminates, the symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome for up to 18 months, with some patients even reporting no symptoms for 3 years! It can also dramatically improve the level of comfort for contact lens wearers who may suffer from regular irritation due to dry eyes.

The treatment is highly effective – in IPL Dry Eye Treatment reviews, 90% of patients report being satisfied with their outcomes after their first 2 sessions. Not surprisingly, 96% of patients say they’d recommend it as the best treatment for dry eyes.  It’s also affordable in the long run, especially when you consider the prospect of never having to purchase eye drops on a regular basis again.

Is E Eye Suitable for Me?

E Eye works by treating the Meibomian glands, so if you’re experiencing the symptoms of Dry Eye syndrome but are unsure of the cause, why not book into our Dry Eye Clinic? We are Dry Eye specialists, and our highly qualified optometrists use the latest hi-tech equipment for Dry Eye treatment.

One of these is our Ocular Surface Analyser, which is used during the initial consultation to assess your tear ducts. This allows us to ascertain the severity of your condition and make the appropriate treatment recommendations.

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The Ocular Surface Analyser gives a specific breakdown of each layer of your tear ducts to help our opticians determine the next course of action.

 

Other treatments and solutions include a range of high quality eye drops and ointments, microwaveable compresses, as well as our specialised Blephex device for alleviating symptoms triggered by Blepharitis – another condition associated with Dry Eye and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.

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Blepharitis symptoms include sore, crusty eyelids that stick together.

 

Best Treatment for Dry Eyes

Although there is no permanent cure for Dry Eye, we are dedicated to providing the best eye care possible to help make life easier for you. That’s why we are proud to be able to offer the ground-breaking E Eye therapy, which is clinically proven to be one of the best treatments for dry eyes.

Why not request an appointment online for our Dry Eye Clinic and see whether E Eye could help to eliminate your symptoms? Alternatively, call The Optical Studio team at our opticians in Farnham – 01252 717 717, Pimlico – 0207 834 7296, or Virginia Water – 01344 849 077, for more information.