Eye-Light® Therapy for Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are a common problem, especially as you age. When you have dry eyes, your eyes don’t make adequate tears to keep your eyes moist and comfortable. In addition to dryness, dry eyes may cause you to experience a gritty feeling in your eyes.

Eye drops can temporarily moisten your eyes. But people with dry eyes often grow weary of applying drops to their eyes. And drops aren’t always an effective way to manage dry eyes.

At Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona, home of MyEyesToday.com, our eye care specialists use a treatment known as Eye-Light® therapy to treat dry eyes. This safe, effective treatment can bring about welcome relief for people with dry eyes.

Here, we share some important information with you about this exciting dry eye treatment along with other options for managing your dry eyes.

About dry eyes

Dry eyes can have various causes. For example, they may occur as a result of hormone-related changes in your body that happen with age. They can also be a side effect of certain types of health problems, such as allergies, rosacea, Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus.

Some medications, such as cold and allergy drugs, can dry out your eyes. And lifestyle factors such as smoking, not drinking enough water, or spending time in dry conditions, especially in our desert climate, can impact your eyes.

People with dry eyes may also experience related symptoms, such as:

The condition results when you don’t produce enough tears or when the consistency of your tears isn’t adequately keeping your eyes moisturized.

An innovative treatment

If your dry eyes don’t respond to dye drops — either over-the-counter or prescription — your provider may recommend a treatment known as cold laser treatment.

Our practice uses Eye-Light therapy, an advanced cold laser treatment that helps preserve the moisture in your eyes. Our board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Kianoush Kian, has received thorough training and licensure for Eye-Light therapy, which delivers gentle wavelengths of energy around your eye and eyelid.

This energy helps increase blood flow and improves the secretion of compounds that support eye moisture. To determine whether you might benefit from Eye-Light therapy, Dr. Kian uses a diagnostic tool known as a Me-check® scan of the oil-producing glands located within your eyelids.

Depending on the particulars of your eye health, Dr. Kian may also recommend a treatment known as punctal plugs, which block your tear ducts as a way to retain more moisture in your eyes. 

Have your dry eyes evaluated

Don’t put up with dry eyes any longer. Our eye care team is happy to provide you with a consultation and a recommended treatment plan for your dry eyes. Contact us to schedule a visit today. Our offices are conveniently located in Gilbert, Chandler, and Queen Creek, Arizona.

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