Having dry eyes can be very common among patients and is often referred to as dry eye syndrome, or dry eye disease. It’s not usually serious, but can be uncomfortable and may cause your patients to experience itchiness, soreness or redness, which can leave patients worried about their eye health.
Being able to offer the best in eye care for your patients is made easier by having the right optical equipment. Swapping conventional treatment methods for something more innovative might be just the thing your practice is missing.
Helping patients achieve clear, uninterrupted vision
Dry eye syndrome can be more common in patients aged over 50, those who wear contact lenses, those who look at computer screens frequently or those who spend a lot of time in air conditioned or heated environments. Smoking and alcohol has also been linked to an increase in dry eyes.
It’s important for patients to keep their eyes clean, take regular breaks from digital screens and consider wearing glasses instead of contact lenses, to give their eyes a well-deserved break. If dry eye syndrome is affecting them day-to-day, it’s important that you’re able to offer the best possible care.
Conventional vs modern dry eye treatment
Typically, conventional treatments for dry eyes include the likes of eye drops, gels, ointments or even allergy medicines to help relieve symptoms. However, as there is no cure for dry eyes, many of these treatment methods will only offer temporarily alleviation for the short-term.
With dry eye syndrome being so prevalent, wouldn’t it be worth investing in innovative optical equipment
that offers long term management of dry eye symptoms? At Essilor, we can provide a number of solutions to help you treat your patients with the best technology available.
Our dry eye treatment doesn’t just offer relief from symptoms, but also aids diagnosis of the type and severity of dry eye disease, offering better insights and a clearer understanding of your patients’ eye health.
Dry eye instruments
At Essilor we have 3 instruments available to help you manage your patients’ dry eyes and keep their vision free from interruptions or discomfort. Here we take a look at some of their features and benefits, helping you to go the extra mile for your patients.
Dry eyes are often triggered by the everyday stresses of modern life, but that doesn’t mean your patients have to put up with it. TearStim can offer rapid improvement for dry eye syndrome, with a quick and easy process. The TearStim device uses intense regulated pulsed light technology to emit pulses below the eye, in order to stimulate the nerves.
In turn, this stimulates the meibomian glands to help the quality of gland secretion. After just 3 sessions, the effects of the TearStim
treatment can last from 6 months to 3 years.
The Idra device allows you to gain a better understanding of the patients’ tear film and why dry eye syndrome may be happening. It gives you a detailed structure of the tear composition and automatically analyses lipid secretion, so that you are able to choose the most suitable treatment.
The device will analyse the lipid layer, tear meniscus, blood vessels and more to deliver a full picture of your patients’ eye health. With 3D imaging, the Idra device
can also help you explain better to your patients, providing a helpful tool to demonstrate the cause of their discomfort.
The E-Eye device
is somewhat similar to TearStim in that it uses pulse technology. The energy, time and spectrum of the pulses are set precisely to stimulate the meibomian glands.
These glands are able to return to normal function just a couple of hours after the treatment, resulting in a considerable improvement with treatment that only takes a few minutes. A minimum of 3 sessions will be needed in order to see full results.
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