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TearCare® System

Treatment for Dry Eye Disease in Gonzales, LA

At Accent Vision Care in Gonzales, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the most advanced and effective treatments for dry eye disease. One of the innovative solutions we offer is TearCare®, a personalized treatment designed to address meibomian gland dysfunction, a common cause of dry eye symptoms. 

What is TearCare® dry eye treatment?  

TearCare® is a dry eye treatment that uses advanced technology to treat the root cause of dry eye disease. Rather than simply treating the symptoms of dry eye, TearCare® targets the meibomian glands, which are responsible for secreting the oils that help keep the eye lubricated. When the meibomian glands are not functioning properly, it can lead to a decreased quantity or quality of these oils, resulting in dry eye symptoms. 

By addressing meibomian gland dysfunction, TearCare® treatment aims to alleviate the symptoms of dry eye, such as dryness, irritation, redness, and discomfort. Improving the function of the meibomian glands can help restore a more stable tear film, enhance tear production, and provide long-lasting relief from dry eye symptoms. 

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How does TearCare® work?  

During the TearCare® procedure, small, single-use wearable devices called SmartLids™ are placed onto the eyelids to apply heat to the meibomian glands. This helps to melt and liquefy the hardened oil, allowing it to flow more easily and improve tear quality. The device also provides gentle compression to the eyelids, which can help unclog the glands and promote better oil production. 

TearCare® is a quick, non-invasive treatment that typically takes less than 15 minutes per eye. It’s also highly customizable, with different heat settings that can be tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Most patients report little to no discomfort during the procedure and are able to resume normal activities immediately afterward.  

Our optometrist may provide you with post-care instructions after treatment, such as using lubricating eye drops and warm compresses, to optimize the healing process.   

When will I see results? 

The outcomes of TearCare® treatment may vary depending on the individual. While some patients may experience immediate relief from dry eye symptoms, others may notice a gradual improvement over time as the tear glands become more active. It is important to note that optimal results and long-lasting relief may require multiple treatment sessions, as recommended by your optometrist. 

What are the benefits of TearCare® treatment?   

Unlike other treatments for meibomian gland dysfunction that involve placing objects over your eyes and keeping them shut, TearCare® treatment offers a more comfortable experience. With TearCare®, you can keep your eyes open and blink normally throughout the procedure, ensuring maximum comfort. 

TearCare® treatments have also shown high effectiveness in clearing blockages and providing long-lasting relief from dry eye symptoms. If you’re experiencing dry eye symptoms, contact us today to schedule an appointment and ask our eye doctor about TearCare® treatment.