We are proud to carry the only FDA-approved IPL device for dry eye management, the Lumenis OptiLight!
Intense Pulsed Light is a powerful therapy that targets 5 of the 6 underlying causes of dry eye inflammation and can help jump-start your glands to produce better quality tears.
The TearCare System utilizes both wearable and smart technology to deliver targeted thermal energy to the eyelids while allowing the eyelids to blink naturally. This can treat obstruction of blocked meibomian glands allowing more oil into your tears! More oil means your tears will be more stable and will not evaporate as quickly. Healthy and sufficient oil in your tears is paramount to having comfortable eyes and vision
Low Level Light Therapy gently heats up the eyelids allowing the release of oil from the meibomian glands into the tears providing more moisture. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce the negative effects of ocular rosacea and blepharitis on tear quality.
Just like you get a dental cleaning every 6 months to remove the biofilm that brushing daily cannot remove, it’s important to get a deep cleaning of your eyelids and eyelashes to remove biofilm build up too because many dry eye conditions start due to the build up of bacteria, mites, keratin and oil on the eyelid margin.
PROKERA® is a biologic corneal bandage device used by eye doctors around the world to heal and treat ocular conditions such as keratitis, moderate to severe dry eye disease, recurrent corneal erosions, filamentary keratitis, persistent epithelial defects, neurotrophic corneas, herpetic ulcers, and many other ocular surface diseases such as chemical burns and Stevens-Johnson syndrome. PROKERA® helps restore your patient’s cornea and return their eye to a normal, healthy state. It helps rapidly restore the cornea’s own healing capabilities with key Cryopreserved Amniotic Complex, the essential effector complex that orchestrates regenerative healing. PROKERA® contains the only cryopreserved amniotic membrane that is FDA-cleared and has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing harmful inflammation, minimizing scarring, and achieving corneal clarity.
For many people with mild to moderate dry eye, at-home treatments can be very helpful in controlling symptoms. Weare constantly researching the best options for our patients so you can rest assured that the products will be helpful without causing any damage to your eyes. We carry warm compress masks, high-quality preservative-free artificial tears, allergy eye drops, eyelid cleansing soaps, wipes and sprays, makeup removers as well as nighttime moisture chamber masks and ointments. We can recommend which at-home products will be helpful to you after your dry eye evaluation.
Why choose Dry Eye Associates of Austin?
Because dry eye care is ALL we do.
Dry Eye is a complex, multi factorial disease which can require extensive time for proper diagnosis and formulating customized treatment plans.
Because we are currently the only clinic in Austin that focuses solely on dry eye management. we can apply all of our efforts in helping you get relief from your dry eye symptoms by using advanced diagnostic testing and imaging to determine the root causes of your dry eye. We then offer evidence-based home and in office treatments to address each cause directly.
Though many patients use artificial tears to provide temporary relief, unfortunately the underlying disease process can continue to progress.
At Dry Eye Associates of Austin, we are focused and motivated to not only help you find relief from your symptoms but also slow down the progression rate of your dry eye disease.
Completing your Dry Eye Puzzle
You will be our sole focus during your comprehensive dry eye evaluation. We utilize advanced diagnostic testing to gather all the puzzle pieces needed to complete your dry eye picture.
Upon completion of your diagnostic evaluation, we will curate an individualized, comprehensive and evidence-based treatment plan to help treat the root causes of your symptoms and recommend a protocol to decrease the rate of your dry eye disease progression.
We will share your post treatment overview and plan with any of your health care team at your request and with your approval.