Dry Eye Treatment in Spokane
Do you experience dry, itchy, gritty, burning, blurry, or excessively watery eyes? These are common symptoms of dry eye syndrome. The experienced physicians at Eye Consultants are equipped to treat this condition with the latest technology and clinical knowledge.
What is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough tears or, more commonly, when the tears on the surface of your eye evaporate too quickly. Both sources disrupt the stability and proper formation of your tear film, which acts as a moisturizer and lubricant to protect your eyes from the environment. Factors such as aging, certain medications, environmental conditions like dry air or wind, contact lens wear, and prolonged screen time can contribute to dry eye symptoms.
Are You Experiencing Symptoms of Dry Eye?
You may have dry eye syndrome if you have any of the following symptoms:
- An itchy or burning sensation
- Gritty sensation
- Red appearance
- Blurred or fluctuating vision
- Frequent tearing
- Sensitivity to light
- Fatigued eyes
- Contact lens discomfort
When these symptoms go untreated, permanent changes to the eyes can occur, impacting your vision and comfort.
Everyone’s Dry Eye Is Different You Deserve Specialized Treatment
Eye Consultants offers a wide range of effective dry eye treatments that are determined by the findings of a complete dry eye evaluation. This evaluation is used to create a custom, targeted treatment plan specific to your eyes’ needs and the symptoms you experience. These recommendations range from lubricating eye drops to state-of-the-art intense pulsed light therapy and beyond. These specialized treatments will be thoroughly reviewed with you and explained during each visit.
Advanced Tech & Treatments
Our doctors use the latest advancements in technology and stay abreast of the most recent research to ensure you’re receiving the best possible care for your dry eye treatment.
IPL Laser Treatment
Intense pulsed light (IPL) laser treatment is an effective solution to dry eye when it’s caused by inflammation and meibomian gland dysfunction, a condition that clogs the glands in the eyelid and prevents normal oil flow. This in-office procedure involves using a laser to send a series of small bursts of light energy to your eyelids and surrounding skin, reducing the inflammation impacting your meibomian glands and restoring the natural flow of oil necessary for healthy tears.
Another in-office procedure for dry eye treatment, LipiFlow® uses a combination of heat and gentle pressure to help unclog and stimulate the natural flow of oil from your meibomian glands. This treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction takes only 12 minutes, and its positive effects on meibomian gland health have been shown to be long-lasting from a single treatment.
Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT)
Low-level light therapy is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to stimulate cellular function, promote healing and reduce inflammation. LLLT can be used to treat dry eye syndrome by increasing tear production, heating meibomian glands, and improving the overall health of the ocular surface.
Prescription Medications and Eyedrops
When natural tears do not maintain eye health adequately, artificial tears can be used to supplement your tear production and quality. Our doctors will consider the cause of your dry eye symptoms and the level of pain or discomfort you’re experiencing to determine which over-the-counter or medicated eyedrops will best restore balance and comfort to your eyes, improving your eye health and relieving your symptoms. There are also several medicated eye drops that can reduce inflammation and increase natural tear production. The testing done during our full dry eye evaluation will guide the use of these valuable medications.
Results Speak: See What Our Patients Are Saying
"I have been suffering with debilitating and painful dry eyes for years but never really got answers. Dr Jensen knew exactly how to diagnose what was going on and how to treat them. He worked with me and gave me so many tools to get my eyes healthy."
- Natalie J.
"I have had dry eyes for many years, been to a few eye docs with little or no relief. I've been seeing Dr. Cory Jensen, dry eye specialist, and in just two weeks I've had a marked improvement in eye comfort. He has come up with a customized treatment plan that is working for me. So glad I found this clinic and Dr. Jensen!"
- Betsy S.
"I was very satisfied with the experience I had there. I have recommended them to all my friends"
- Mike W
Why Choose Eye Consultants for Dry Eye Treatment?
Eye Consultants is committed to using our collective expertise, knowledge, and cutting-edge equipment to help you improve your eye health, comfort, and quality of vision. When you choose our doctors for dry eye treatment, you are choosing a team of experts dedicated to crafting a custom treatment to address the cause of your dry eye syndrome, not just the symptoms.
FAQ & Resources
Does IPL Hurt?
IPL is a painless procedure we conduct right here in our office. Following an IPL session, some patients experience minimal discomfort, redness, or swelling, which typically subside within a few hours to a day. You can usually resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment without any significant downtime or restrictions.
Dry Eye Treatment at Eye Consultants
Don’t let dry eye symptoms impact your quality of life — let our specialists help you see comfortably with relief that lasts. Visit our dry eye treatment center in Spokane, WA, to say goodbye to the burden of dry eye with state-of-the-art treatment plans created with you in mind.