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For eye care professionals

Provide Your Patients with Relief from Dry Eye

17 February 2020

One of the most common reasons for patients visiting their optician is dry eyes

Did you know that one of the most common reasons for patients visiting their optician is dry eyes? More than 20% of the world’s population suffers from dry eye syndrome, with many cases triggered by modern lifestyles and general living conditions.
 
Everyone’s eyes go through so much every day, so it’s no wonder that dry eye is a common occurrence. Most treatments for dry eye syndrome only provide short-term relief from the symptoms, meaning your patients are still having to live with the effects.
 

Most common causes of dry eyes

The most common causes of dry eyes include the environment around you. Contact lenses can aggravate dry eye syndrome, so it’s important that patients who wear contact lenses are able to recognise the various symptoms.
 
Intense work at a computer may cause dry eyes due to the prolonged focus on one object. Other working conditions such as dry indoor air from heating or air conditioning units may trigger dry eye syndrome.
 
However, other influences that may cause dry eye syndrome are out of your control. For instance, the natural ageing process can sometimes result in a higher chance of developing dry eyes. Hormonal imbalances may also play a part in a patient who suffers from dry eye syndrome, for example during pregnancy.
 

Treatment for dry eye syndrome

Previous treatments for dry eye syndrome have only provided short-term relief for the symptoms and effects of dry eyes. Conventional methods like eye drops only aim to alleviate the symptoms for short periods of time, instead of dealing with the underlying cause.
 
By working with Essilor, you can gain access to some of the latest technology in eye care, and ensure your patients no longer have to live with the impact of dry eye syndrome.
 
TearStim is a scientifically proven treatment that can provide a long-lasting solution for dry eyes. So, how does it work?

 

TearStim dry eye treatment

TearStim is a compact device designed to provide a long term management for evaporative dry eye syndrome. The device uses intense regulated pulsed light technology (IRPL) to help regenerate the meibomian glands and improve stabilisation of the lipid layer of the tear film.
 
TearStim emits light pulses in the region of the parasympathetic nervous system, stimulating the nerve and resulting in normal activity in the meibomian glands. TearStim can also ensure the stability of the lipid layer of the tear film.
 
The treatment only takes a matter of minutes and is completely painless for the patient. After 3 sessions, the symptoms of dry eyes will be a thing of the past! The effects of TearStim treatment can last from 6 months up to 3 years, with an annual booster session recommended to keep on top of the treatment’s effects.

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