Dry Eye Screening Survey
- Do you suffer from blurred vision?
- Do your eyes often burn?
- Do you suffer from arthritis, asthma, gout or diabetes?
- Do you wear contact lenses?
- Are you watching a TV or computer a few hours a day?
- Are your eyes sensitive to bright light?
- Are you over 40 / post-menopausal?
- Do you wake up with mucus around your eyelids?
- Do you sometimes have red eyes?
- Do you have scratchy / itchy eyes?
Have you answered “Yes” to any of those questions? Then you may very likely be prone to dry eye syndrome. The resultant damage to the eye surface increases discomfort and sensitivity to bright light.
If you suffer from one of these symptoms, you should make an appointment to talk about it with your optometrist.
ABOUT DRY EYE SYNDROME
Dry Eye Syndrome is a common pathology affecting up to 20% of the population. Females are more affected than males, while increasing age also contributes to greater prevalance. It is mainly caused by the conditions of the modern life (computer screens, driving cars, artificial lights, pollution, etc.).
Dry eye syndrome is generally due to a Meibomian gland dysfunction or Blepharitis. This results in the important oil layer of our tears being unstable and thinner than it should normally be. This leads to dryness, irritation, redness and blurred vision.
RISK FACTORS FOR DRY EYE SYNDROME
- Any situation in which blinking is less likely, e.g., when staring at a computer screen, prolonged reading, driving or watching television.
- Normal age-related reduction in the production of tears.
- Hormonal changes – particularly in the production of the female hormone oestrogen.
- Heavily air-conditioned environments.
- Windy, dusty, smoky, hot or dry weather conditions
- Eye injury/ burns.
- Fans or hair dryers blowing directly onto the face.
ABOUT THE E-EYE
The E-Eye is an IPL device that generates a polychromatic pulsed light by producing perfectly calibrated and homogenously sequenced light pulses. The energy, spectrum and time period are precisely set to stimulate the Meibomian glands in order for them to return their normal function.
The E-Eye uses intuitive and simple software managed from a LCD touch screen. It starts in a few seconds and does not require any pre-heating.
Clinically tested and medically certified; all our IPL devices, the E-Eye is made in France and medically certified by TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) in Australia.
ABOUT THE TREATMENT
The goggles are adjusted on the patient’s eyes and the hydrogel applied on the skin. A series of four to five flashes are applied under the lower eyelid. A session takes only a few minutes. No needles or injections are required.
Any improvements will last for about two weeks after the first treatment, four weeks after the second one, then for months afterwards. For optimum results four treatments are recommended as the effect is cumulative.
Scientifically Proven Efficacy
- Clinical trial in France 2012
Study on 150 patients with MGD, Results show 90% satisfaction rate after a series of 3 treatments on day 1, 15 and 45
- Clinical trial in New Zealand 2014
Results at 45 days after 3 treatments
- Significant improvement in the Non-invasive tear break up time (NBUT) in the treated eye by not in the control
- Significant improvement of the tear Lipid Layer Grade (LLG)
- 86% of the participants noted reduced symptoms in the treated eye (SPEED Score)
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST
The E-Eye has been designed and developed by the IPL world leader – French company E-Swin- in order to finally offer a treatment that actually works at a reasonable price.
E-Eye Treatment Course $570
- 1st payment $300
- 2nd payment $300
- 3rd treatment N/C
- Booster treatment $190