Dry Eye Therapy in Grayslake

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Are You Struggling With Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes are common all over the world, but this fact doesn’t make them any more comfortable. In fact, dry eye symptoms can keep you from enjoying the things you love most, like reading, working, or even relaxing on your patio.

If you’re struggling with dry eye symptoms, know you’re not alone, and that Vision Care Grayslake is here to serve you! Please, book an appointment with our team today and get the help you deserve!

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Dry Eyes & Your Tear Film

Before we jump into what can cause dry eyes and their associated symptoms, it’s important to first take a look at how dry eyes affect your tear film.

Your tear film covers your eye’s outer surface and is responsible for keeping your eyes hydrated, comfortable, and nourished.

The tear film is made of 3 distinct ingredients, or layers, each of which plays a role in your eye comfort. If your tear film is lacking any of these ingredients, you may experience dry eye symptoms:

  • Mucus is fastened to the surface of your eye and is the innermost layer of the tear film. It is responsible for adhering the tear film to the surface of your eye and spreading it evenly.
  • Water is the middle layer of the tear film. It’s responsible for keeping your eyes hydrated and washing away foreign particles (eyelashes, dirt, dust) that may land on your eye’s surface.
  • Oil is the outermost layer of your tear film, and it’s responsible for sealing in the rest of the tear film, preventing it from evaporating.

Causes & Symptoms

Causes

Your tear film can be unbalanced for a variety of reasons, including:

Dry eye is a common side-effect of having laser eye surgery, and symptoms should subside after the healing period. However, if your symptoms are persisting, please contact your optometrist.

Common dry eye symptoms include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Redness
  • Wateriness
  • Burning, stinging, or itching feeling in the eye
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Stringy mucus in and around the eye

Dry Eye Treatments

OCuSOFT Lid Scrubs & OCuSOFT Foam Scrub

Conditions like meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis can make it hard for your meibomian glands to produce the necessary oils needed to seal in your tear film. The result is evaporative dry eye.

OCuSOFT lid and foam scrubs clean the blockages in your eyelid so your meibomian glands can produce the oils your tear film needs.

For patients with dry eye symptoms resulting from meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis, Bruder hydrating heat masks melts away blockages caused by these conditions.

This easy-to-use mask is simply applied to the surface of your eyelid, where it releases the blockages and provides you with relief.

EyePromise EZ Tears is a supplement including Premium Omega-3 to help relieve symptoms of dry eyes. Please speak to your optometrist if you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of EyePromise EZ Tears.

OCuSOFT Retaine eye drops can help your eyes achieve long-lasting relief for moderate to severe dry eye symptoms! However, it’s important to speak to your optometrist about using these eye drops before purchasing them.

Wash Away Your Dry Eyes Today!

Let our team help you make dry eyes a thing in the past. All you have to do is book your appointment, and we’ll handle the rest.

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Our Address

1120 East Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030

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Phone: (847) 223-2000

Hours

Monday
9 AM6 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM7 PM
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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