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Dry Eye Treatment by Vancouver Eye Doctor at Wesbrook Eyecare Optometry

Dry Eye Syndrome is the most common eye disorder and affects about 20% of the population. It is caused by an imbalance in the tear film of the eye. This imbalance is usually caused by clogged oil glands called meibomian glands that lie along the upper and lower lid margins.Meibomian gland dysfunction contribute to almost 90% of ocular surface disease (OSD) progression and Dry Eye Syndrome. Chronic blockage or thickening of the meibum can impede the ability of the oil glands to produce or secrete the oil that is essential in preventing the rapid evaporation of tears. As a result, the inadequacy of this essential oil component can affect the quality and stability of the tear film. This consequently leads to dry eye symptoms.

The most common symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) include but not limited to the following:
*redness, *irritation, *burning, *scratchiness, *painful eyes, *watery eyes, *foreign body sensation
**Please note that severe dry eye disease can damage the surface layers of front of the eyes (cornea) and impair your vision. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, the doctor will recommend different treatment solutions for your dry eyes.

Age (35 years old or greater), Gender (more common in women), Diet (Alcohol and caffeine, and inadequate water intake), Medications (antihistamines, decongestants, antidepressants, hypertension, diabetes), Medical conditions (arthritis, diabetes, thyroid), Environmental conditions (increased screen time, smoke, wind, dry air, heat), Long term use of contact lenses, Eye surgeries (LASIK, PRK, cataracts)

Treatment options may include the following:

*Preservative-free eye drops, *Omega 3 supplements, *Lid margin hygiene, *Prescription medicated eye drops, *TempSure Envior Lipiflow procedure,*Blephex procedure, *Scleral lenses, IPL therapy, Amniotic membrane technology, Autologous serum eye drops, or a Combination Treatment.

At our clinic, we are happy to offer all the options highlighted above. If you suffer from dry eyes, please schedule an appointment to come in for a dry eye consultation!

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TempSure Envi is a new radiofrequency (RF) treatment that treats dry eyes to improve ocular comfort and perhaps free you from using eye drops and/or omega-3 supplements! As an added bonus, this advanced and new technology for dry eyes can also minimize facial fine lines, wrinkles, tightens skin and improves the appearance of cellulite.

TempSure Envi delivers RF technology to gently heat your skin, increasing the skin's temperature for a defined, therapeutic time.

Dry Eye Therapy - This RF technology allows us to target, heat, and liquefy the meibum in the obstructed oil glands that lie within the eyelids and in the process, enabling these glands to release these oils back into the tear film, essential for dry eye recovery. This process improves the function and health of the meibomian glands. Once these oil glands resume normalcy or have improvement, a healthier tear film with less tear evaporation will be restored. Meibomian Gland Disorder (MGD) is the leading cause of dry eyes and discomfort in the eye area. Restoration of these meibomian glands is therefore crucial in the treatment of dry eye syndrome.

Skin Benefits -This technology also triggers a natural response for your skin to create new collagen and stimulate elastin production. The new collage fibers are tight, dense, and neatly organized giving you a tighter, younger-looking skin! The RF technology is a non-invasive cosmetic skin treatment that has been used for years in dermatology and aesthetics as it reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

TempSure Envi FAQs

How long are the treatments?
Depending on the treatment zone, the treatments can be anywhere between 30-90 minutes. 

Is this right for me?
Tempsure Envi is a safe procedure that is suitable for all skin types and pigmentations. After the treatments you can resume your daily activities right away with no downtime.

How many treatments are needed?
We recommend at least 3 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart for the maximum benefit. 

Does it hurt?
Our patients often describe the treatment as a relaxing, hot stone massage.

What are your problem areas?
Application areas besides the eye areas include forehead lines, frown lines, crow's feet, smile lines, wrinkles in the chin, and cellulite on the body.

When will I see results?
Although it varies with each person, the great news is you'll likely see results after your first treatment but best after three treatments. Your dry eyes should be reduced and your natural collagen starts to tighten upon being treated. Our patients often notice an initial glow and tightening of the skin. You may notice a reduction in those fine lines. Over the next weeks and months, your ocular comfort would improve and new collagen starts to form to help further reduce fine lines and wrinkles.