Dry Eye is a chronic, progressive eye disorder with many treatment options. We passionately and aggressively treat dry eye here at Edgewood Eye Center. The majority of dry eye is caused by inflammation in the oil glands (Meibomian glands) of the eyelids. This vicious cycle of inflammation disrupts oil production, which leads to eventual oil gland damage/destruction. We utilize a multi-treatment approach to truly restore oil gland function and improve your quality of life.
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Edgewood Eye Center is proud to offer the Lumenis Optilight. Lumenis, the inventor of IPL or (Intense Pulsed Light), is the first and only IPL that's FDA-approved for the management of dry eye disease due to MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction).
OptiLight elevates dry eye management with Lumenis’ patented Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT™) and user-centered design. Optilight treats the root cause of dry eye which is chronic inflammation. It's a quick 15-20 minute drop free, drug free, light-based treatment, that targets the root causes of dry eye and blepharitis. It also treats inflammatory conditions around the eyes such as ocular rosacea and telangiectasia, which lead to ocular surface conditions such as dry eye.
Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT)
Developed by NASA, LLLT has proven effective at treating dry eye disease in. LLLT uses specially designed LED lights to gently warm up the eyelids, resulting in the meibomian glands to unclog and release oils on a cellular level.
Safe, non-invasive procedure
10-15 minutes per session
No recovery time needed
Little to no side-effects or discomfort
Not only an effective Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Treatment, it also is used to treat styes and chalazion (cysts) of the eyelids.
LLLT treatments may also help decrease the appearance of Rosacea, acne, and facial wrinkles after several treatments.
When combined with IPL, LLLT works synergistically to provide excellent patient outcomes greater than each individually.
Dry Eye Kit
The Dry Eye Kit includes a heat mask, Ocusoft Lid Scrub, and Retaine MGD in one convenient travel package. The combination of these three key products addresses not only the symptoms of dry, irritated eyes but also the root cause. Heat, cleanse, and moisturize for a complete therapy regimen.
BlephEx® is a painless in-office procedure performed by your eyecare professional or trained technician. A revolutionary new patented BlephEx® handpiece is used to very precisely spin a soft medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes. This procedure effectively removes years of accumulated bacterial biofilm, much like a dental cleaning removes accumulated plaque, also a biofilm. Once the biofilm is removed, your eyelids are cleaner and healthier. A healthy eyelid is critical for normal tear production.
The patented micro-sponge is disposable and for optimal cleaning and exfoliating, a fresh clean one is used for each eye. The eyes are rinsed well afterwards.
The procedure lasts about 6 – 8 minutes. Most patients simply report a tickling sensation. A numbing drop is usually placed in each eye prior to treatment for increased comfort.
After the procedure, you may resume normal activities. Home cleaning regimes can continue but are are only semi-effective. BlephEx® should be repeated every 4-6 months as determined by your eye doctor.
The sooner in life that BlephEx® is begun as a routine element of eye care, the better the long-term results. If you wait until you have symptoms before seeking treatment, much damage may already be done to your tear glands.
BioDOPTIX Amniotic Membrane
Amniotic Membranes are biologic corneal bandage devices are used by eye doctors across the world. These are used to treat ocular conditions such as punctate keratitis, filamentary keratitis, moderate to severe dry eye disease, recurrent corneal erosions, persistent corneal epithelial defects, neurotrophic corneas, various ulcers, and many other ocular surface diseases.
MacuHealth Vision Supplement
Scientifically formulated and clinically proven to rebuild macular pigment, MacuHealth supports healthy vision by protecting your eyes against harmful free radicals, oxidative stress and inflammation.
MacuHealth's Triple Carotenoid Formula contains a patented 10:10:2 mg ration of Lutein, Meso-Zeaxanthin and Zeaxanthin. Clinical studies prove that the supplementing with the essential carotenoid, Meso-Zeaxanthin, provides far superior results than when supplementing with Lutein and Zeaxanthin alone.
Anti-Inflammatory & Antioxidative
Blue Light Protection
Micro-Micelle™ Technology is a revolutionary process in the field of nutritional supplementation for the eyes. The technology changes how carotenoids are encapsulated and released for optimal bioavailability. Simply explained, Micro-Micelle™ raises the bar significantly by releasing carotenoids into the body in a form that is readily incorporated in the digestive system, providing increased absorption and improved bioavailability.
Omega-3s are essential for every stage of life and offer benefits from lowered risk to cardiovascular diseases to better cognitive function. Both EPA & DHA have been studied and found to be beneficial for dry eye, and supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids is recognized as a key first step in the management of the disease and its symptoms.
TG Omega-3 offers a pure and potent formula at 90% concentration with 2,200 mg of EPA and DHA combined per serving. Available in 120 softgels for a 30 day supply.
Supports & maintains
dry eye & its symptoms
in the body
Helps with cognitive
Helps with joint pain, arthritis & other diseases
Scientifically tested &
Distilled 5 times to eliminate toxins, impurities &
Committed to environmental & ethical sustainability
on the back of each bottle
Supplement Certified™ & Friend of the Sea Certified