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Dry Eye Treatment in Chicago | Buena Vista Optical

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What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is more than just dryness. It’s that uncomfortable feeling like something’s in your eye. At Buena Vista Optical, we get it and can help you find relief.

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What Causes Dry Eye?

Genetic factors, environmental conditions, aging, and medications can trigger dry eye. Hormonal changes, especially in women during pregnancy, breastfeeding, oral contraceptive use, or menopause, can increase the risk of DES.

Common Dry Eye Symptoms

Dry Eye Syndrome manifests through a range of symptoms, impacting daily life. Recognize the signs:

  • Blurriness
  • Burning
  • Dryness
  • Irritation
  • Itchy eyes
  • Pain
  • Red eyes
  • Watery eyes

Our team at Buena Vista Optical offers solutions to alleviate these symptoms and improve your eye health.

The Importance of Proper Dry Eye Care

Blinking is a natural mechanism that maintains eye moisture and clears away foreign particles. Reduced blinking can worsen dry eye symptoms, leading to discomfort and irritation. Avoid excessive eye rubbing, as it can exacerbate the condition.

The Role of Artificial Tears

Artificial tears offer temporary relief by lubricating the eyes. However, overuse of certain brands with preservatives can be detrimental. Our experts guide you to choose suitable options, ensuring long-term comfort.

Effective Dry Eye Treatments

The treatment for dry eye typically involves medicated and anti-inflammatory eye drops, complemented by warm compresses. In some cases, we will suggest punctal plugs. These devices are placed in the tear ducts, preventing moisture drainage and maintaining eye moisture. You can remove or replace punctal plugs, making them a convenient and budget-friendly solution for relieving DES symptoms.

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Innovative Dry Eye Technology

Advancements in technology have revolutionized dry eye treatment. Discover the latest technologies, including InflammaDry, LipiFlow, and TearLab, available at Buena Vista Optical for precise diagnosis and effective management.

The InflammaDry Advantage

InflammaDry measures MMP-9 levels in your tears, helping identify dry eye. This quick and non-invasive test provides results in about 10 minutes, enhancing our diagnostic capabilities

LipiFlow: Reviving Meibomian Glands

The LipiFlow system targets blocked meibomian glands, a common cause of dry eye. This gentle procedure restores natural moisture and is performed conveniently at our practice.

TearLab for Precise Diagnosis

TearLab measures tear concentration levels, aiding in diagnosing DES. This efficient 3-in-1 device delivers fast and accurate results for effective treatment planning.

Your Path to Long-Term Relief at Buena Vista Optical

Trust Buena Vista Optical for comprehensive dry eye treatment in Chicago. Our expert team, advanced technologies, and tailored solutions ensure your journey to long-term relief and improved eye health. Contact us today.

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