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What Causes Dry Skin Around the Eyes?

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We all know that dry-skin feeling—irritating, scratchy, and tight. Just plain uncomfortable. Our skin needs water and oil to stay supple, soft, and healthy, but dry skin lacks these essential components. While dry patches can pop up anywhere on the body, the skin around our eyes is thinner, more delicate, lacks oil glands, and can […]

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IPL Treatment for Dry Eye vs. Lipiflow

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When you’re struggling with eye irritation from dry eye, intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) and Lipiflow are treatment options that can provide lasting solutions to the symptoms. Both IPL and Lipiflow are noninvasive procedures that use devices to break up blockages in the meibomian glands, allowing your eyes to produce fresh, well-balanced tears to lubricate […]

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How Many Treatments of IPL Do You Need?

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Innovative treatments for eye conditions and diseases are developing all the time. Advancements in research and modern technology have allowed eye care providers across the country to learn more about (and treat more) eye conditions than ever before. IPL is a treatment that can help patients alleviate painful, irritating symptoms of dry eye. But what […]

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How to Unclog Meibomian Glands?

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Are your eyes always itchy, irritated, or uncomfortable? It could be a sign you have dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is a common condition that affects many Canadians, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through the symptoms.  Dry eye disease isn’t always complicated, and sometimes a simple treatment like meibomian gland expression […]

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What Happens to Untreated Dry Eyes?

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Dry Eyes Can Affect Your Life Dry eyes can be uncomfortable at the best of times. However, having dry eyes for a prolonged amount of time can impact the quality of your life.  Gritty, burning, tired, or watering eyes can interrupt your work and leisure. Additionally, without dry eye treatment, there’s an increased risk of […]

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