Understanding Dry Eye Symptoms
It’s crucial to identify if you suffer from any of the following symptoms, as they might be indicators of a dry eye condition:
- Dryness, Grittiness or Scratchiness: A continuous feeling of something in your eye or a lack of moisture.
- Soreness or Irritation: An unending sensation of discomfort or redness.
- Burning or Watering: An ironic mix where the eyes burn and, in response, might produce an excessive amount of tears.
- Eye Fatigue: A frequent tiredness in the eyes, even when you’ve had enough rest.
How Does Dry Eye Develop?
- Age: As we progress in age, our eyes tend to produce fewer tears, leading to drier eyes. It’s common for individuals over the age of 65 to encounter symptoms of dry eye, often as a result of heightened inflammation on the surface of the eye.
- Medications: Certain medications could diminish tear production, potentially resulting in dry eye. These medications include:
- Medications for blood pressure management
- Medications for sleep
- Prescriptions for anxiety
- Gland Dysfunction: Meibomian Glad Dysfunction (MGD) is considered a leading cause in Dry Eye Disease, accounting for about 86% of cases.
- Blepharitis: Blepharitis is characterized by inflammation of the eyelids, leading to redness, itching, irritation, and the presence of flaky scales around the eyelashes. This condition often arises from an overgrowth of bacteria or underlying skin disorders. A frequent manifestation associated with blepharitis is dry eye.
- Environment: The environment in which you reside and your workplace can be factors in developing dry eye. Environments that are dusty, blustery, or have low humidity can affect the integrity of your tear film. Additionally, environmental elements such as prolonged periods of screen time or extensive reading can contribute to dry eye by decreasing how often you blink.
Treatment of Dry Eye
- Artificial Tears
- Omega-3 Fish oils
- Light Therapy Lumenis
How Lumenis Light Therapy Can Help
Lumenis is not just another treatment; it’s the first and only FDA approved light therapy dedicated to alleviating dry eye symptoms. Here’s how it can benefit you:
- Targeted Treatment: Lumenis directly targets the root cause of dry eyes, bringing lasting relief.
- Quick and Non-Invasive: Say goodbye to lengthy procedures. Lumenis sessions are swift and don’t involve any incisions or injections.
- Clinically Proven: Supported by extensive clinical research, Lumenis Light Therapy has shown consistent results in alleviating dry eye symptoms.