Do you have itchy, burning, stinging, or sore eyes? Do you rely on over-the-counter artificial tears as dry eye treatment to try and get by? If so, you may suffer from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). MGD is known as dry eye disease because it is leading cause of the condition. TearCare® is a new, FDA-approved treatment system that offers relief to those with MGD, dry eyes, and blepharitis. We are excited to announce, Innovative Eye Care now has the TearCare® System as a dry eye treatment option for our patients.
The TearCare® System provides targeted and adjustable thermal energy to the Meibomian glands. There are two software-controlled flexible devices placed on the upper and lower eyelids by your doctor. The soft, flexible material conforms to your eye’s shape and does not cause discomfort. In fact, one of the major benefits is that your eyes stay open and you can blink throughout your dry eye treatment. The devices use thermal energy to loosen up blocked glands so that the doctor can express them, if necessary. TearCare® dry eye treatment is quick, painless, and non-invasive.
TearCare is a 4-in-1 system that includes:
The typical MGD treatment methods tend to use devices that sit over both eyes during dry eye treatment. The TearCare® System, works with your eyes open and allows you to blink during treatment. This means a much more comfortable procedure for the vast majority of patients. Not only is the TearCare® System a more comfortable experience for many patients, the results are much quicker. TearCare® is proven to effectively prevent damage to your glands and provides long-lasting relief.
Innovative Eye Care’s caring and knowledgeable staff is here to give patients access to the best vision care available. If you have MGD, or dry eye disease, TearCare® may be able to help improve your vision and quality of life. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a free consult, do not hesitate to call us at (269) 870-7334. You can also contact us using the webform below. We look forward to discussing your dry eye treatment!