Get Relief from Dry Eye
At Annapolis Vision Care, we strive to provide each patient with a personalized experience.
What causes dry eyes can differ from patient to patient. We take the time to fully assess your eyes to determine the root of your irritation in order to provide effective treatment solutions.
We offer TearCare thermal expression for patients experiencing dry eyes due to meibomian gland dysfunction. Visit us today to find relief.
Meibomian glands are tiny glands found along the edges of your eyelids. These glands secrete the oil that makes up the lipid layer of your tear film, responsible for preventing your tears from evaporating too quickly. When the meibomian glands become clogged, you can experience meibomian gland dysfunction, but the good news is this condition is treatable.
Meibomian gland dysfunction can be caused by a number of factors, including:
- Contact lens use
- High cholesterol
- Bacterial infection
- Autoimmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or rosacea
TearCare Thermal Expression
TearCare is a treatment for patients experiencing dry eyes due to meibomian gland dysfunction. This system uses wearable eyewear technology that applies heat to the eyelids. The heat helps to melt the thick oil blocking the meibomian glands.
After 15 minutes of wear, Dr. Doud will manually clear the melted oil from the glands. Once cleared, adequate levels of oil can return to your tear film.
Discover If TearCare Is Right for You
If dry eye irritation impacts your daily life, contact us to see if TearCare is the right treatment for you. Dr. Doud will perform an in-depth assessment of your eyes to determine if you’re a suitable candidate and personalize a treatment plan for effective relief.
Visit us for an appointment today.
Find us right off Riva Road at Holiday Court in the Parole Professional Center.
If you have any trouble finding us, please give us a call!
- Phone: 410-266-0099
- Email: [email protected]
- 130 Holiday Court, Suite 109 & 111
- Annapolis, MD 21401
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed