Relief for Dry, Scratchy Eyes
It can be difficult to think about anything else when your eyes are bothering you. Unfortunately, dry eye affects millions of Americans, and the condition is progressive—with symptoms and eye health worsening over time.
Relief is possible with dry eye therapy. We tailor management and treatment to your eye comfort and health to help restore healthy, happy eyes. Book a dry eye therapy consultation at Urban Optique & Eyecare today.
What Causes Dry Eye?
Dry eye or dry eye disease is a common, chronic eye problem caused by poor tear production. Tears (the tear film) help moisten and nourish the eye’s surface. The tear film has 3 layers:
- The oily outer layer prevents tears from drying too quickly & makes the eye’s surface smooth
- The watery middle layer moistens the eye & delivers nutrients to the eye’s surface
- The inner mucus layer helps tears stick to the eye’s surface & spread evenly
When one of the layers is lacking, tears are of poor quality. For example, meibomian gland dysfunction causes evaporative dry eye (tears dry up too quickly). The meibomian glands produce the oily layer of tears.
People with dry eye can experience various uncomfortable symptoms. It can also increase the risk of repeat infections, leading to corneal scarring and impaired vision.
Dry Eye Symptoms
The symptoms you experience may differ, depending on your eye health. But common dry eye symptoms include:
- Blurry vision
- Burning or stinging
- A gritty or scratchy sensation
- Light sensitivity
- Watery eyes
Managing Dry Eye
There are many methods of managing dry eye, from home remedies to in-office treatments. We can support your eye care by developing a personalized treatment plan, which may include some at-home care, such as:
- Artificial tears (eye drops)
- Eyelid scrubs
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Warm compresses
- Regular screen breaks
One in-office dry eye therapy we can offer is MiBo Thermoflo. Tear quality and quantity are essential for preventing dry eye. Yet, many everyday factors can disrupt tear flow, including:
- Aging (particularly adults over 65)
- Complications of eye surgery
- Environments with low humidity (like Arizona!)
- Medications & medical conditions
- Prolonged screen time
When you suffer from dry eye, do yourself a favor and come see us to get pampered. We can treat your eyes to help alleviate discomfort so you feel and look less tired because of your eyes. Our MoistureEyes Spa is an all-encompassing, holistic approach to dry eye therapy.
What Is MiBo ThermoFlow?
MiBo Thermoflo uses heat to help soothe dry eye symptoms by unclogging oil from the tear glands. The device massages the eyelid while delivering consistent, comfortable heat. The warmth helps melt the clogged oil, and the gentle pressure stimulates flow. As a result, tear quality is improved, with moisture lasting longer on the eye’s surface.
See the Treatment Process
Watch the MiBo ThermoFlow treatment process!
Alleviate Dry Eye Today
When you suffer from dry eye, don’t wait for relief! Book a dry eye therapy appointment today, so we can get started on care tailored to your eye care needs.
See More with Optomap Retinal Exams
At Urban Optique & Eyecare, we are proud to offer specialty technology for effective, and efficient eye care services.
We offer the Optomap retinal exam as an important part of our eye exams. Optomap produces an image that is as unique as your fingerprint and provides your doctor with valuable insight into your eyes.
Optomap allows us to see over 80% of your retina, which means we can get more information about the health of your eyes. And because many eye conditions can develop without symptoms, Optomap is a great tool in the detection and prevention of long-term vision and ocular damage.
- 4960 S. Gilbert Road, Suite 11
- Chandler, AZ 85249
- Phone: 480-802-7170
- Fax: 480-802-3812
- Email: [email protected]
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: Closed
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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- Sunday: Closed
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