Get Relief from Dry Eye with TearCare® at Newport Eye Care

Jul 1, 2024

Dry eye is a common condition that can significantly impact your quality of life. At Newport Eye Care, our dry eye specialists in Waterville and Newport understand the discomfort and frustration that dry eyes can cause. That’s why we are proud to offer TearCare®, an innovative and effective treatment designed to provide lasting relief from dry eye symptoms. 

Understanding dry eye  

Dry eye occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears, produce tears of poor quality, or the tears evaporate too quickly. This can lead to symptoms such as: 

  • A burning or stinging sensation 
  • Redness and irritation 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Sensitivity to light 
  • A feeling of something in the eye 

These symptoms can be exacerbated by factors such as prolonged screen time, environmental conditions, certain medications, autoimmune disorders such as Sjögren’s syndrome, and other conditions.  

What is TearCare®? 

TearCare® is a state-of-the-art treatment specifically designed to address meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), a leading cause of dry eye. The meibomian glands, located in your eyelids, secrete oils that are essential for maintaining a healthy tear film. When these glands become blocked, it leads to tear evaporation and dry eye symptoms. 

TearCare® uses gentle, localized heat to soften the blockages in the meibomian glands. We will then manually express the glands to clear the blockages and restore normal oil flow. The treatment is non-invasive, comfortable, and highly effective, providing significant relief from dry eye symptoms.

The TearCare® treatment process 

At Newport Eye Care, we ensure that your TearCare® treatment is personalized and comfortable. Here’s what you can expect during the procedure: 

  1. Comprehensive eye exam: Our experienced eye doctors will perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine if TearCare® is the right treatment for your dry eye condition. 
  1. Preparation: We will place small, flexible applicators on your eyelids. These applicators deliver precise, therapeutic heat to the meibomian glands. 
  1. Heating: The applicators gently heat the eyelids to soften the oils blocking the glands. This part of the treatment typically lasts about 15 minutes. 
  1. Expression: After the heating phase, our eye care professional will manually express the glands to clear the blockages and restore healthy oil flow. 
  1. Aftercare: After treatment, you may experience immediate relief with continued improvement over the following days and weeks. We will provide you with aftercare instructions to maintain the benefits of the treatment. 

Why choose TearCare® at Newport Eye Care? 

TearCare® is a cutting-edge solution that targets the root cause of dry eye, offering effective and lasting relief. Our friendly, expert team tailors each treatment to meet your specific needs, ensuring optimal results. 

Schedule your eye exam today 

Don’t let dry eyes diminish your quality of life. If you’re experiencing dry eye symptoms, contact Newport Eye Care to schedule an eye exam. Our dedicated team is here to help you achieve clear, comfortable vision with the latest dry eye treatment technology. Visit our Waterville or Newport office today and get the lasting relief you deserve. 

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