Dry Eyes? Our Optometrists in North Charleston, South Carolina can help!
Up until now, dry eye syndrome has typically been treated with prescription eye drops or artificial tears, punctal plugs, and dietary supplements. We now offer an effective, safe, and drug-free approach to finding relief from dry eye.
We are excited to offer our patients a treatment that is designed to treat the root cause of 85% of Dry Eye symptoms: Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). MGD causes blockages in the meibomian glands which prevents them from secreting enough oil. This oil is what prevents the surface of your eye from drying out. If glands are blocked for long enough, these glands can atrophy.
iLux works by implementing a precise application of heat to both the outer and inner eyelids. This application has proved to be an extremely effective process for clearing blockages found in the Meibomian glands and restore the functionality of the Meibomian glands. This allows the regular production of the oils that make up the protective lipid layer of the eye’s tear film. Once the glands are free of blockages, they can resume producing and delivering the essential oil needed for a healthy tear film and ocular comfort.
The newest dry eye treatment technology, iLux, is a pain-free, handheld device that uses light source heating and compression intended to help your Meibomian glands express oils to protect your tears. iLux is the only handheld FDA approved treatment for MGD uniquely designed to customize treatments for each patient.