Dry Eye Therapy in Ely

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Your Home for Dry Eye Care

Dr. Robertson and the rest of the team pride themselves on being the destination for all things dry eye in Ely. We spare no expense when it comes to delivering a comprehensive dry eye experience for our patients. 

We start with imaging the glands and eyelids to determine the exact cause in the diagnostic stage. We then analyze symptoms such as irritation, watery eyes, and blurry vision to find the right treatment option like OptiLight by Lumenis.

Our dry eye treatment process is designed with our patients in mind—contact us to request your appointment today and find relief from dry eyes.

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What Causes Dry Eye?

Dry eye can settle in when your eyes aren’t producing quality tears, or your tears are evaporating too quickly.

Your tear film consists of 3 layers

  • The oily outer layer
  • The watery middle layer
  • The inner mucus layer

When the glands that produce these elements of your tears are not functioning properly or become inflamed, dry eye can occur. Inflammation can also occur from meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

What Is MGD?

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a common condition that affects the function of the meibomian glands, which are responsible for producing the oil layer of the tear film. When these glands become clogged or inflamed, they can’t produce enough oil to keep the tears from evaporating too quickly, leading to dry eye.

Symptoms of MGD can include dryness, grittiness, redness, and stinging sensations in the eyes.

Dry Eye Diagnostics with Lumenis Antares

The Lumenis Antares system is a sophisticated diagnostic device that uses a combination of noninvasive imaging and measurement tools to evaluate the various components of the tear film, including the quantity and quality of tears produced and the health of eye’s surface. It captures high-resolution images of the ocular surface and provides detailed measurements of multiple parameters related to tear function, such as tear break-up time, corneal staining, and tear meniscus height.

With this information, our team can make a more accurate diagnosis of dry eye and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

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Our Dry Eye Treatment Options

Following our thorough diagnostic process to determine your specific needs, our team works with you to find the treatment option that works for you. Your environment and other risk factors, such as exposure to dry air or wind, long-term contact lens wear, and digital eye strain, can increase the chances of dry eye development, and we take that all into account.

OptiLight by Lumenis

OptiLight by Lumenis is a light-based, noninvasive treatment done in the area below the eyes to manage dry eye. The first and only IPL FDA-approved for dry eye management.

The treatment is safe, gentle, and is backed by more than 20 clinical studies.

OptiLight uses precise pulses of light to reduce the inflammation that is typically associated with dry eye disease, improve tear break-up time, and increase meibomian gland functionality.

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Medicated eye drops such as Restasis may be an effective treatment option to relieve your dry eye discomfort. Restasis eye drops contain an active ingredient that helps to reduce inflammation and increase the eye’s natural ability to produce tears.

The Bruder Mask is a warming mask that helps increase blood circulation around the eyes, reducing inflammation and providing relief from symptoms such as dry eyes, styes, and blepharitis. The mask is heated in the microwave and can be used for several minutes at a time.

Warm compresses are a simple and effective treatment option for managing symptoms of dry eye disease. They work by providing gentle heat to the eyelids, which can help increase blood circulation and stimulate the meibomian glands that produce oil for the tear film. This, in turn, can help reduce inflammation and unclog blocked glands, improving the quality and quantity of your tears.

Relief Is an Appointment Away

Our team is committed to helping you overcome the symptoms of dry eye. Whether you’re at the diagnostic stage or need to find the right treatment option, we have you covered. 

Contact us to request your appointment today and get an early start on dry eye relief.

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Visit Our Location

You can find us on Great Basin Blvd., with plenty of parking available in front of the clinic. We look forward to welcoming you!

Our Address

  • 1250 Great Basin Blvd
  • Ely, NV 89301

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
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