The Intersection Between Dry Eye and COVID-19

Stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 mean that we are spending more time than ever using digital devices. Screen time has increased exponentially with the recent reliance on electronic learning, remote work and binge-watching Netflix. This increase in screen time has uncomfortable implications on one of the most sensitive areas of the body: our eyes. Laser Eye Center has seen an uptick in patients reporting dry eye symptoms. Read on to learn what we are doing to ease their discomfort.

Are You Overusing Eye Drops for Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a chronic and progressive disease.  In an effort to manage its symptoms, eye drops are traditionally recommended in order to achieve relief from dry, itchy or irritated eyes. But like any medicine, there are limits on the duration of its effectiveness as well as how much eye drops should be used. Over-the-counter as well as controlled eye drops usually have daily use recommendations and are not intended to be used regularly beyond a period of a few weeks. The only exception is if your doctor instructs you to use them on a daily basis. In fact, overusing eyedrops can actually do more harm than good over the…

How iLux Treatment for Dry Eye Disease Is Changing Lives & Eliminating Suffering

Dry eye is one of the most common diseases we see at Laser Eye Center, and something that we are constantly striving to better understand. In the U.S. alone, there are 30 million people suffering from dry eye.  Dry eye may affect quality of life and symptoms include dryness, tired eyes, redness, irritation, burning and stinging, and watery or itchy eyes. In severe cases, dry eye disease can interfere with everyday activities and impact many aspects of quality of life. It can affect reading and driving, and cause feelings of anxiety, stress and depression. However given the generalness of the symptoms, many patients suffering from dry eye do not realize…

Real and Lasting Relief from Dry Eyes with iLux

More than 100 million people worldwide experience the uncomfortable, inconvenient symptoms of dry eye disease. Red, irritated or itchy eyes, blurry vision and the sensation that something is stuck in your eyes can interfere with your work, hobbies and time with family and friends. Always at the forefront of innovative technology, Laser Eye Center is pleased to offer real, lasting relief from dry eye disease, using the iLux system. Instead of simply treating the symptoms of dry eye disease, the revolutionary technology addresses the root cause of the problem, offering true freedom from dry eye related discomfort and inconvenience.