Meibomian Glad Dysfunction

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

If you're in the Leawood area and looking for an optometrist to help with dry eye issues, Vision Professionals of Leawood is the right choice. We understand the frustration that can come with dry eye and how much it can affect your quality of life. There's no reason to struggle with this problem when you can get the help and support you're looking for from us. The right diagnostics and treatment can make all the difference.

Meibomian Glad Dysfunction

What is the Meibomian Gland?

The Meibomian gland is what produces the oily film that lubricates the surface of your eyes. If these glands are blocked, it can result in dry eye, redness, irritation, and a lot of discomfort. There are medications that can help you produce more lubrication for your eyes, but these don't fully solve the problem. The goal, instead, is to open the Meibomian glands and allow them to do their job more efficiently and effectively. Addressing Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is generally the best and most lasting treatment for dry eye.

How Does OptiLIGHT Help?

OptiLIGHT is a treatment for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction that can encourage the glands to produce more oil and unblock the built-up oil that may be stopping the glands from providing lubrication to your eyes. Diagnostics can give you valuable insight into whether these glands are blocked, partially blocked, or simply not producing enough oil for the lubrication of your corneas. Then your eye doctor can determine if OptiLIGHT is right for your specific needs.

Tighten Skin and Improve Aesthetic Options

You can also consider options to tighten skin and increase aesthetic options at the same time you treat your Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, so you can have less redness and irritation in and around your eyes. The goal is to help you feel comfortable, see clearly, and feel confident after treatment. Because dry, red, and irritated eyes can reduce your confidence, cause blurry vision, and be very uncomfortable on a daily basis, the right treatment is important for a number of reasons.

Work With an Optometrist Near You Today

Working with an eye doctor near you will help you get the right optometry services and options. Then you can get back to living life without thinking about dry eyes. If you're in the Leawood area and looking for optometry services to help with dry eye, get in touch with us at Vision Professionals of Leawood today. We're here to treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and other eye care issues so you can focus on what matters and put eye issues behind you.

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