iLux is a handheld device used by optometrists to unblock clogged meibomian glands. It applies light-based heat and gentle pressure to the eyelids to unclog oil glands. Having dry eyes is referred to as meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) or dry eye syndrome. If you are experiencing itchy and dry eyes, excessive tearing, and blurred vision, it would be good to make an appointment with one of our eye doctors at Advanced Eyecare in Raymore, Rayton, and Blue Springs, MO.
How Does iLux Alleviate Dry Eyes?
Dry eye syndrome develops due to a shortage of tears or low-quality tears. There are various types of dry eye, the most common of which is evaporative dry eye, which occurs when your tears do not contain enough oil due to MGD. MGD occurs when the oil glands in your eyes are blocked. Tears lacking oil evaporate quickly, leaving eyes dry and uncomfortable. If not identified and treated, the condition will worsen over time.
Regular eye exams are the best way to ensure MDG is caught as early as possible. You do not have to wait until your vision becomes blurry or your eyes start itching to see an eye doctor. If our optometrist concludes that you have MGD, iLux treatment may be recommended.
The iLux device holds your eyelids using soft tabs while heat starts warming the clogged glands. Our professional optometrist applies heat up to a safe temperature enough to release the oil. our eye doctor may apply additional pressure or heat according to your requirements.
Benefits of iLux
iLux treatment is one of the most effective dry eye procedures. It quickly eases meibomian gland dysfunction and transforms patients’ lives. iLux addresses the foremost cause of dry eye syndrome. The meibomian glands are responsible for producing the oil that acts as a protective layer to your eye. By unblocking your oil glands with iLux, both your vision and your comfort levels will improve. Instead of relieving the symptoms for a while, this treatment can provide lasting relief from blurry vision, itchiness, and dry eyes for up to eight months.
Contact Advanced Eyecare for iLux Treatment
If you are looking for dry eye treatment in Raytown, Raymore, or Blue Springs, MO, contact Advanced Eyecare today. Our optometrist will evaluate your condition to determine whether or not iLux is right for you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today or request an appointment online.