TearCare for Dry Eye Sufferers
Chronic Dry Eye Sufferers: Find Relief with TearCare
Have you experienced dry, itchy, burning or sore eyes? Or perhaps a stinging or a gritty sensation in your eyes with some watery or blurry vision? You’ve tried a multitude of over-the-counter medications to relieve your symptoms, however they often fail only providing minimal comfort or relief.
As a leader in innovative vision care, we are certain the TearCare system will provide welcomed relief for those suffering from Dry Eye and Blepharitis.
What is TearCare®?
How Does TearCare Work?
TearCare includes two flexible eyelid devices, which Dr. Kaur will gently place on your upper and lower eyelids. The device is made of a soft, flexible material that conform to your eye’s natural shape. They will remain comfortably on your eyelids throughout the procedure. And unlike other treatment methods, TearCare allows the patient’s eyes to remain open and blinking throughout the procedure.
The entire process typically lasts less then 3 minutes and our doctors may manually clear away obstructions released from the meibomian glands.
Patients who wear contact lenses should remove their contact lenses prior to treatment. Contact lenses should only be reinserted 1 hour post treatment.
Let us know if you have an ocular surface abnormality such as such as corneal dystrophy or similar conditions. In some cases, TearCare may not be suitable. Inform us prior to administering the treatment in order to ensure an effective, comfortable procedure.
Watch this video tutorial, to learn more about the TearCare procedure.
Is TearCare Safe?
Am I a Good Candidate for TearCare?
Most patients who are suffering from Dry Eye due to blockage in the Meibomian glands make good candidates for the TearCare procedure. The 1st step in making that determination is having your eyes examined by Dr. Kaur. They will thoroughly evaluate your eyes, health and history to best understand your symptoms and confirm diagnosis and treatment options. Candidates should also be over the age of 22 and in good health.
What are the Benefits of TearCare?
The usual Meibomian Gland Dysfunction treatment methods tend to include medical technologies that sit over both eyes. With the TearCare system, your eyes remain open and you can blink normally throughout, which allows for a more comfortable and natural-feeling procedure while providing you with quicker results than traditional treatments. With TearCare, tears are stimulated and blockages removed, thus preventing permanent damage to your meibomian glands and providing you with long-lasting relief.
Any Side Affects with TearCare?
As with any procedure, there may be certain side effects.
These may include:
- Allergic reaction to the adhesive underneath the eyelid devices
- Conjunctivitis (commonly called ‘pink eye’)
- Corneal abrasion
- Swelling or burning of the eyelids
Should you experience any side effects, let your optometrists know right away.
TearCare for Your Dry Eye
If your Dry Eye is caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, TearCare maybe right for you. We would love the opportunity to serve as your eyecare provider, providing you with the most cutting-edge care and modern solutions to help you and your family keep good and healthy vision for life.
Want to learn if this treatment could be right for you? Schedule your appointment today.