Dry Eye & TearCare

How do we treat Dry Eye?

Each case of Dry Eye is unique. We consider the factors causing your dry eye as well as your tear quality to develop a custom dry eye treatment plan.

​​​​​​​Management considerations for Dry Eye include artificial tears/lubricant drops which provide short-term relief of symptoms. Other options include prescription anti-inflammatory drops and in-office obstruction removal with medical devices like The TearCare® System.

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​​​​​​​What is TearCare®?

TearCare® is an innovative Dry Eye procedure that targets the blocked meibomian glands in your eyelids that produce oils to keep your tears healthy. When these glands become blocked or have reduced function, your tears may evaporate more quickly. Unblocking these glands with The TearCare® System can help restore their function and stabilize the tear film. This may improve the quality of tears and reduce symptoms like dryness, gritty or scratchy sensations, blurry vision, and watery eyes.

At your appointment, we will determine whether your dry eye symptoms are caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) and would benefit from the use of The TearCare® System.

​​​​​​​Learn More about TearCare here!

Screen Time and Your Vision

It’s no secret that we spend more time looking at our screens than ever before. When we’re looking at our devices, we may blink only half as often as we would normally. As a result, we may be doing damage to our tear quality. Have you been spending extra time in front of a screen lately?

At Merrick Avenue Optometry, we know managing Dry Eye is an important part of protecting your vision. If you experience Dry Eye symptoms like the ones shown below, including blurriness, stinging or gritty sensation, or even watery eyes, your tears may be unhealthy

​​​​​​​Schedule an appointment where we can evaluate your tear health and, if needed, talk through ways to address the root causes of Dry Eye: (516) 200-0241​​​​​​​

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