Dry Eye Syndrome (DES or dry eye) has become more common than ever due to increased screen time, environmental changes, and many other factors.
It is estimated that more than 5 million Americans suffer from dry eyes, according to the National Eye Institute. Many of whom go untreated. MVC Eye Care has implemented the most advanced dry eye treatment technology, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Therapy to help fight the syndrome’s unpleasant symptoms.
Dry Eye is a chronic lack of lubrication on the surface of the eye. Its ramifications range from minor irritation to an increased risk of corneal inflammation and eye infections.
We have seen a huge influx of patients who silently suffer from dry eyes every day. Our patient’s health is our top priority and we are excited to offer the most effective treatment for all their vision needs.”
Dr. Kevin Chauvette, Owner of MVC Eye Care
MVC Eye Care’s Dry Eye Experts have witnessed IPL Therapy as being one of the most successful of treatment options, along with having the largest number of benefits.
IPL technology is used for various skin treatments along with minimizing DES symptoms. It was cleared by the FDA in 1995, for treatment of rosacea (redness) and telangiectasia (small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes). The first official IPL dry eye protocol was released by Dr. R. Toyos of the Toyos Clinic in 2005, and the New Hampshire Board of Optometry just made the procedure available for the state in the last year.
When patients experience IPL, light pulses penetrate the tissue and create heat, targeting the abnormal vessels that are the root cause of their inflammation. It removes any abnormal vessels and heals the inflammation around the eyelid and other skin area, while also improving overall skin appearance.
By treating our patient’s dry eyes, we can also help make rosacea, telangiectasia, and other skin conditions less visible,” reveals Dr. Robert Groves, one of the eye doctors who specializes in this procedure available at the Merrimack MVC Eye Care location. “In turn, making a positive difference for their overall health and well-being.”
IPL Therapy is one of the fastest and most effective ways to relieve symptoms that are experienced from Dry Eye Syndrome. Many of the patients who have taken advantage of IPL are impressed with how quick their appointments are and how fast they see results. An entire treatment session only takes 15 to 20 minutes, depending if the doctor performs specialty gland expressions to release some of the clogged oil.
Dry eyes can be very painful and can also effect your vision. IPL Therapy is the most advanced option to help anyone who suffers from its many irritations.