Dry Eye Therapy in Anchorage & Wasilla

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Helping You Overcome Dry Eye

Dry eye can cause uncomfortable and sometimes painful itchiness, irritation, and inflammation on the surface of the eye. This condition is often frustrating. Without proper treatment, dry eye may also damage the eye surface, which could cause vision problems.

If you’re experiencing dry eye, our Alaska Eye Care Centers team is here to diagnose, treat, and manage your condition and help you find the relief you deserve. Visit us to complete a full dry eye assessment and get started on building your personalized treatment plan.

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All About Dry Eye

When healthy, the tear film’s 3 layers work together to ensure your eye surface remains protected and hydrated. Dry eye occurs because of a malfunction in any of the tear film layers, causing inadequate hydration and resulting in redness, itchiness, and scratchiness.

There are 2 common types of dry eye:

  • Aqueous deficient dry eye refers to when your body doesn’t produce enough tears
  • Evaporative dry eye is more common & occurs when you don’t produce high-quality tears

In 80% of cases, dry eye is caused by a condition called meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

MGD occurs when the oil glands that produce the protective outer layer of your tear film are clogged. Without delivering the essential oil to the tear film, your tears evaporate faster and leave your eye surface exposed to elements such as wind, dust, and debris.

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iLux Dry Eye Treatment

iLux is a handheld device designed to gently apply heat and pressure on the eyelids to relieve meibomian gland dysfunction. After determining the appropriate treatment zones, we apply pads and then use the device to soften your blocked glands and release the oil to improve tear function.

In as little as 8–12 minutes, we can treat your meibomian gland dysfunction and improve your dry eye symptoms to provide you with the relief you deserve.

Let’s Overcome Dry Eye Together

Dry eye isn’t something you have to live with. We work closely with you to recommend comprehensive treatments that get to the bottom of the issue and aim to provide you relief to overcome dry eye. Get in touch with us to learn more and complete your dry eye assessment.

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Our Locations

Downtown Anchorage

Across the street from Delaney Park, our goal is excellence in all of your eye care needs!

  • 1345 West 9th Avenue
  • Anchorage, AK 99501

Matsu Valley

Conveniently located off of East Parks Highway next to the Goodwill, we strive to meet every eye care need!

  • 1700 East Parks Hwy #300
  • Wasilla, AK 99654
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