Dry Eyes

Dry, irritated and watery eyes are the most common eye complaint.  We are equipped with the latest technology in long-term dry eye treatment to improve the comfort of your eyes.

We can also teach you how to relieve your symptoms with simple lid hygiene home treatments, and the aid of supplements and drops as required.

Our dry eye services include:

  • Advanced dry eye assessment using the Oculus Keratograph 5 to assess:
    • Meibomian gland (oil gland) health
    • Eyelid anatomy
    • Tear film quality 
    • Irritation scale
  • E-Eye Intense Pulsed Light treatment (long-term treatment to stimulate and regenerate damaged oil glands)
  • Blephasteam (soften and unblock healthy oils around the eyes)
  • Demodex (control abnormal growth of eyelash mites)
  • Punctal plug (retain moisture in the eye)
  • Lacrimal lavage (unblock tear ducts)
  • Non-preserved eye drops

Signs of dry eyes

  • Redness
  • Burning sensation in eyes
  • Heavy/tired eyes
  • Grittiness
  • Light sensitivity
  • Painful or sore eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitive to windy or dry conditions
  • Watery eyes
  • Dryness

Factors that increase your risk of dry eyes

  • Contact lens wear
  • Eye infections
  • Aging (increasingly common after age 50)
  • Asian ethnicity
  • Menopause
  • Smoking
  • Frequent flying
  • Dry or windy environments
  • Preservatives contained in eye drops
  • Prolonged computer/tablet use
  • Health conditions (diabetes, thyroid-related diseases, lupus, theumatoid arthritis, and Sjogren’s syndrome)
E>Eye Medical Grade IPL device is the first and only Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) device in the world, specifically designed for the treatment of dry eye syndrome due to the Meibomian Glands Dysfunction (MDG).