You may have recently been diagnosed with Dry Eye condition, but chances are your eyes may not feel dry at all. Instead, your eyes might feel gritty, itchy, irritated, and watery. Dry Eye is a common condition that occurs when your tear production isn’t functioning properly or when your tears evaporate too quickly. There are three types of Dry Eye: Lacrimal insufficiency (quantity of tears), Evaporative (quality of tears), and Mixed (mixture of 1 and 2). It can happen when your tear glands do not produce enough tear secretions or when the composition of your tears is not optimal, and they don’t stay long enough on your eyes. The good news is that we can now resolve this condition with our specialized treatment.

Overview

IRIS offers a revolutionary Dry Eye treatment. The procedure is safe, non-invasive, pain-free, and stress-free, plus there is no downtime afterwards. It targets the oil glands in the eyelids called the meibomian glands, which are the most common root cause of Dry Eye. 85% of patients notice improvement after the first treatment! 

Pre-Treatment

We begin by analyzing your tear film to determine your tear composition. This will help us identify the type of Dry Eye you have, and then we can determine if you can be treated.

How does the treatment work?

The regulated light pulses from the IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) help break the vicious cycle of inflammation, leading to a long-term improvement of Dry Eye symptoms. It stimulates the nerve, which supplies the meibomian glands, and this stimulation helps regenerate the glands, improves the quality of the glands’ secretions and stabilizes the tear film.


What to expect from the treatment?

The treatment uses specially designed LED lights to gently warm the eyelids, causing the meibomian glands to unclog and release oils needed to keep the eyes healthy, moisturized and comfortable. Simply lay back and relax as the treatment clears your glands. Most patients see an improvement right after the first treatment, with a 90% satisfaction rate after the four sessions. It’s quick and painless! 

Dry Eye is a challenging condition, and it can have an impact on your health and lifestyle. Now with our specialized treatment offered at select IRIS locations, you can experience clear and comfortable vision again.