Dry Eye Treatment

Dry Eye Treatment Options

Once we assess what is causing your dry eyes, we can then prescribe a suitable treatment plan.

IPL treatment

The E>Eye Medical Grade IPL device is specifically designed for the treatment of dry eye syndrome due to the Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).

It is a long-term treatment which stimulates and regenerates damaged oil glands.

Treatment involves:

  1. In-office IPL treatment
  2. Professional Meibomian gland expression (double expression of lower and upper lids)
  3. Cleansing of the eye and lids
  4. Anti-bacterial lid cleansing scrub
  5. Instillation of anti-bacterial eye gel to improve corneal quality

Grace & Vision Optometrist was one of the first optometrists in Brisbane to provide IPL treatment.

Treatment duration: 45mins

View IPL Therapy FAQ

Steam treatment

Designed for the treatment of dry eye syndrome due to the Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).

Thermal goggles gently warm the eyelids using heat and moisture to soften and unblock the oil glands. 

Treatment involves:

  1. In-office thermal goggle treatment
  2. Professional Meibomian gland expression
  3. Anti-bacterial lid cleansing scrub
  4. Instillation of anti-bacterial eye gel

Treatment duration: 45mins

 

Demodex eyelash mites

In-office treatment to control the abnormal growth of eyelash mites, which can cause:

  • Reduced Meibomian gland health
  • Blepharitis (eyelid inflammation)
  • Itchiness and irritation
  • Increased risk of infection

Treatment involves:

  1. In-office debriding (cleaning) of the lashes
  2. Cleansing of the lids
  3. Topical treatment with a medicated demodex swab
  4. Topical treatment with an anti-bacterial lid cleansing swab

Treatment duration: 30mins

 

Lacrimal Lavage

Unblocks the lacrimal drainage system (a.k.a. tear ducts) by flushing with saline solution. This is effective in cases of excessively watery eyes.

Treatment is non-invasive and requires nothing more than a few anaesthetic eye drops.

Treatment duration: 30mins

 

Punctal Plugs

Also known as tear duct plug or lacrimal plug. It is a small medical device that is inserted into the tear duct to prevent excess drainage of tears from the eye. This effectively works to retain moisture in the eye.

Treatment is non-invasive and requires nothing more than a few anaesthetic eye drops.

Treatment duration: 30mins

 

Home therapy

We can book an appointment to teach you how to relieve your symptoms with simple home treatments.

Visit our Brisbane store for our full range of dry eye aids, including:

  • Dry eye relief mask
  • Anti-bacterial lid wipes
  • Lubricating eye drops
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Anti-bacterial eye gel

Appointment duration: 30mins

Reduce your Dry Eye irritation and frustration.

Talk to us about finding a dry eye solution by booking an appointment to with one of our optometrist who can then best prescribe a dry eye solution tailored for you.

07 3345 3383

2 Nursery Avenue
Runcorn, QLD 4113