As we continually learn more and more about Dry Eye Disease, it has become increasingly clear that daily lid hygiene plays a major role in the development of clinically significant dry eye. Dry eye often sneaks up on us and if we wait to treat the condition until symptoms are present, the disease typically has already advanced to a more moderate or severe stage, making it more challenging to manage or reverse.
Fortunately, Dr. Ross and North Shore Eye Health and Wellness are on the cutting edge of dry eye diagnosis, treatment, and management. We will be there to treat your symptoms however, we strive to prevent the disease process before it becomes problematic. This is where routine, lid margin rejuvenation treatments and at home lid hygiene come into play.
We are all familiar with brushing our teeth and flossing (hopefully) on a regular basis. Years ago, when people did not know to do this important task to keep their teeth and gums healthy, we lost our teeth! Now that we perform this on a regular basis, we are keeping our mouths healthy and happy and also, keeping our teeth!
The eyelid and the glands within it (Meibomian Glands) are very similar to our gums. We must keep these glands functioning at a high level in order to keep our eyes and tears healthy. If we neglect these important glands, they become damaged and will "die," resulting in the development of symptomatic dry eye.
At North Shore Eye Health and Wellness, we recommend daily lid hygiene techniques (see video) and if necessary, in office lid margin rejuvenation treatments. These treatments are fast, easy, and we use all natural products to leave your eyes feeling great --similar to your teeth cleaning appointments with your local dental hygienist! Check out the links and videos below for more information and stop in, call, or ask about these services at your next appointment!