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Dry Eye

Dry Eye research has come a long way over the past few years. Dry Eye is now classified as a disease. Whereas in the past very little could be done for it, we now understand a lot more about its causes, and how to treat it.

Dry Eye Evaluation

At NVISION Eyecare ® we offer a comprehensive dry evaluation to determine the type of dry eye you have, and how severe it is. This will then allow us to recommend the best treatment option for you. Our dry eye evaluation includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Tear Layer Assessment

We assess your tear volume and tear evaporation rate using the Oculus Keratograph.

​​​​​​​Tear Osmolarity Assessment

We take a sample of your tears to measure your tear osmolarity. You can think of this test as measuring how “salty” your tears are. This gives us an indication of the severity of your dry eye.

Tear Inflammation Test

Research has now confirmed that dry eye is an inflammatory condition. A test we conduct called InflammaDry allows is to check for the presence of inflammatory mediators in your tears.


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Dry Eye Treatment

Tear Deficiency

If normal artificial tears have been tried without success, punctual plugs are a more permanent way to dry eye that is caused by a lack of tear production.

​​​​​​​Tear Evaporation

Tear evaporation is frequently caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. LIPIFLOW© is a scientifically proven treatment for MGD. It has been shown to have a therapeutic effect that lasts for 1-3 years from just one treatment.