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Dry Eye is a common condition that can have a negative impact on your quality of life. The good news is OPSM’s new proven treatment targets the cause of the condition and around 86% of Dry Eye sufferers reported reduced symptoms*. To find out if you’re a candidate for this treatment talk to your Optometrist for a comprehensive Dry Eye initial assessment.

Our innovative new IPL treatment

At OPSM, we’ve introduced a revolutionary treatment for Dry Eye, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL treatment is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that stimulates and unblocks the Meibomian Glands that produce oils that keep your eyes lubricated. This treatment can provide long- lasting relief for Dry Eye sufferers. Each session takes just 10 - 20 minutes, our Optometrists will explain every step of the process and are here to answer your questions.

Stores with dry eye technology

Tel: (03) 442 9412
Address: 19 Grant Rd
Queenstown, OTA, 9300
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Do you have Dry Eye?

The main symptoms of Dry Eye are:

  • Irritation
  • Itchiness
  • Wateriness
  • Burning
  • Redness
  • Mucus

What causes Dry Eye?

The Meibomian Glands are located inside your eyelids, these glands produce tears that keep your eyes healthy. If they deteriorate, they may fail to create a tear film that is strong enough to protect your eyes from drying. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is thought to cause the majority of Dry Eye disease.

Contributing factors

Things that may contribute to Dry Eye include:

  • Air pollution or weather conditions
  • Artificial lighting from things such as smart phones and computers
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Wearing contact lenses
  • Ageing
  • Hormonal changes

Eye drops vs IPL treatment

When comparing your options, it’s important to note that eye drops only provide relief from the symptoms of Dry Eye whereas IPL treatment may target the cause of your problems with continued treatment. In summary, eye drops provide short-term relief in comparison to IPL treatment which may provide long-term relief with continued treatment. Many patients experience results after the very first treatment and the effect is cumulative^.

Blephex Treatment

Available at selected OPSM stores is our innovative Blepharitis in store management option Blephex, that is provided by your Optometrist.

Blepharitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes an overgrowth of bacteria and exotoxins along the base of the lids and lashes.

Symptoms may include

  • Itchy and gritty eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Crusting/matting along the base of the lids and/or the lashes
  • Redness and inflammation of the lids

Eyelid wipes and foams clean the surface of the lids and lashes providing only temporary relief. Alternatively, Blephex cleans and exfoliates deep into the lash follicle providing longer relief for approximately 3-6 months.

Please call your closest OPSM store to book an appointment and enquire today.

Here to help

OPSM has been looking after the eyes of Australians for over 90 years. We help more than one million Australians with their eye health each year. We encourage you to speak with a member of our friendly team about your Dry Eye condition and ask any questions you may have. Individual results may vary and are dependent upon a patient’s clinical profile. For further information talk to your Optometrist.

* This figure is based on participant results after 45 days and 3 treatments, Craig JP, Chen Y-H, Turnbull PRK. Prospective trial intense pulsed light for the treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction. Invest Ophthamol Vis Scl. 2015;56:1965- 1970.DOI10.1167/iovs.1415764 .
+ Dr Christian Malbrel, Ophthamologist Clinical Trial in France 2012 -2015 , Subsidised by E-Swin.
^ Craig JP, ChenY-H, Turnbull PRK. Prospective trial intense pulsed light for the treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction. Invest Ophthamol Vis Scl. 2015;56:1965-1970.DOI10.1167/iovs.1415764
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