Dry Eye Treatment With Your Bronx Optometrists

dry eyes in bronx new yorkIt’s easy to take our eye health for granted, yet virtually every major aspect of life can be significantly impacted by conditions affecting your vision. Chronic dry eye is one such condition that affects thousands of people every year. However, dry eye treatment and management is available with your Bronx optometrists.

What Is Dry Eye?

Dr. Oleg Lisitsyn and Dr. Diana Ilyasova, along with their optometry team, work with many people suffering from dry eye, a condition characterized by disruption of the normal moisture and tear film on the eye’s surface.

Causes Of Dry Eye

Since dry eye is a relatively broad and multifaceted syndrome, the exact cause of a person’s dry eye can vary significantly–and may not even always be clear. That said, common causes of dry eye include:

  • Aging
  • Side effects from medications
  • Injury to or inflammation of the tear ducts or tear glands
  • Environmental factors, including smoke, air conditioning, and weather changes
  • Difficult or prolonged visual acuity and focusing tasks, such as excessive computer use

Dry eye is often a sign of another underlying medical condition, including diabetes, lupus, and Sjögren’s syndrome (a disease which impairs the function of moisture-producing glands within the body).

What Are The Symptoms of Dry Eye?

As with most health conditions symptoms of dry eye can vary significantly from person to person. Severity, type, and duration of symptoms can be affected by factors including the underlying cause, time of day, and the individual’s age, overall health, and lifestyle.

Common symptoms of dry eye include:

  • Itchy, red, burning eye
  • Watery or mucus-like discharge (often an over-compensation for lack of adequate tear production); this may form a dry crust overnight
  • The sensation of a foreign object or grittiness in the eye
  • Hypersensitivity to light
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Tired eyes
  • Blurred vision

Dry Eye Treatment With Your Bronx Optometrist

Whether you’re experiencing acute or chronic dry eye symptoms, it’s wise to consult with an eye doctor as soon as possible. An optometrist can evaluate your eyes, diagnose and identify the underlying factors or causes of your condition, and implement the appropriate plan of eye care.

Common treatment for dry eye includes:

  • Artificial tears or tear substitutes (in the form of specialized eye drops)
  • Topical steroids and other anti-inflammatory medications
  • Oral medications
  • Corrective lens modifications (e.g., switching from contact lenses to glasses)

At Pelham Parkway Vision Center, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the latest and most innovative treatments, including the ILux treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

What is ILux treatment?

We offer ILux treatment to help our patients alleviate symptoms related to MGD. This treatment uses advanced technology to gently warm and massage the meibomian glands, unclogging them and improving their function. ILux treatment is safe, non-invasive, and highly effective, with many patients reporting an immediate improvement in their symptoms after just one session.

What are the benefits of ILux treatment?

If you suffer from MGD, the benefits of ILux treatment can significantly improve your quality of life. Here are just a few of the many benefits of this treatment:

  1. Relief from dry eye symptoms: Dry eye is one of the most common symptoms of MGD, and it can be extremely uncomfortable. ILux treatment can help to improve the function of the meibomian glands, which can alleviate dry eye symptoms.
  2. Improved comfort: Many patients who undergo ILux treatment report feeling more comfortable and less irritated after the treatment. This is because the treatment helps to improve the health of the meibomian glands, which are essential for maintaining healthy and comfortable eyes.
  3. Non-invasive and safe: ILux treatment is a non-invasive and safe procedure that does not require any surgery or incisions. This means that there is no risk of scarring or other complications associated with more invasive procedures.
  4. Quick and convenient: ILux treatment is a quick and convenient procedure that can be completed in just a few minutes in our office. You can even return to your daily activities immediately after the treatment.

Who is a candidate for ILux treatment?

At Pelham Parkway Vision Center, we recommend ILux treatment to anyone who suffers from meibomian gland dysfunction or related symptoms such as dry eye. If you experience any of these symptoms, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our optometrist to determine if ILux treatment is right for you.

At Pelham Parkway Vision Center, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality eye care services, including the latest and most effective treatments available. If you would like to learn more about ILux treatment or any of our other services, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal eye health. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.