Dry Eye Treatment at Overlake EyeCare in Bellevue, WA
Do You Suffer from Dry Eyes?
Every time you blink, tears are spread across the front surface of the eye. Your eyes depend on a flow of tears to provide constant moisture and lubrication to maintain eye health and comfort. When the volume or consistency of the tear system becomes imbalanced, you might experience dry eyes.
When tears do not adequately lubricate the eye, a person may endure:
Sensitivity to light
Discomfort in windy or dry conditions
A gritty sensation
Although the symptoms often start as minor inconveniences, the effects of dry eye are progressive and can worsen over time, potentially leading to severe discomfort or blurred vision.
Not Enough Tears?
Tears are necessary for your overall eye health. Dry Eye occurs when the eyes do not produce sufficient tears properly or the tears evaporate too quickly. Without proper treatment, inadequate tear production can make daily activities frustrating, affecting your personal and professional life, from reading or watching TV, to driving or working on the computer.
The most common form of Dry Eye is the Evaporative form, which affects 8 out of every 10 dry eye cases (86%). This indicates a shortage of oil on the surface of your tears, leading them to evaporate faster than normal. This shortage of tear oil is caused by a blockage in your eyelid (Meibomian) glands and is referred to as Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
Overlake EyeCare's Dry Eye Center in Bellevue WA is excited to announce the addition of Mibo ThermoFlo to their tool chest for helping Dry Eye Patients.
The main source of tear-film trouble is the Meibomian gland. If these glands malfunction, the lipid layer may be reduced, allowing rapid evaporation of the tear complex. Furthermore, if the secretions from the Meibomian glands become trapped inside the glands, inflammation and bacteria can follow, worsening the problem.
The MiBo Thermoflo® is a medical device offering a new alternative therapy for dry eyes. It gently massages the outer eyelids with continuous controlled heat. This proprietary heating system helps liquify the secretions of the meibomian gland so it produces thinner, clearer oils resulting in a healthier tear film.
Overlake EyeCare is happy to offer this new treatment for dry eyes. Call 425-643-2020 for more information. You can also reach us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org