Do you have dry eyes? It might be time to get an IPL or Intense-pulsed light treatment. But how do you know if you have dry eyes and what can IPL do to help?
What is Dry Eye?
Dry Eye is a common condition that happens when you are unable to produce enough tears to properly moisturise your eyes. This is caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. Your eyes may feel sandy, it can have a burning sensation, can cause redness, too much tearing, blurry vision, and you may experience light sensitivity. You may also find it difficult to wear contact lenses if you need them.
Dry eyes give a whole level of discomfort. It creates significant negative impact on your day-to-day life and certainly should not be ignored. So what can you do to fix it?
What is IPL and why is it the best treatment for dry eyes?
There are several treatment options for dry eyes. While artificial tears, supplements and other methods can help, they can also be inconvenient and do not ultimately treat the root cause of a dry eye like IPL does.
IPL has multiple functions that help alleviate the symptoms of dry eyes:
- Decreases inflammation around the eyelids that contribute to dry eyes.
- Helps repair and improve the function of meibomian glands.
- Attacks parasites that cause infection.
The treatment is fast and painless, and is performed by ophthalmologists (specialist doctors for eyes). If you feel you may have dry eyes, book in for a Dry Eye Assessment today!