Your Home of Soothing Dry Eye Relief
When we think of our quality of life, we might think about our home, our family, and our health. All of these are absolutely essential, but have you ever wondered how much you rely on having comfortable vision?
At Dr. Jill’s Optical Shoppe, we understand just how important your eye comfort is and how it affects your life, so we’ve adopted the latest dry eye treatments to bring you the soothing relief you deserve.
Whether you need eye drops or intense pulsed-light therapy from our new OptiLight treatment technology, we’re happy to help wash away your dry eye and bring hydration and comfort back to your vision.
Understanding The Tear Film
The key to managing dry eye is understanding your tear film: a layer of tears that hydrates, protects, and comforts your eye.
3 ingredients make up your tear film, all of which are essential to your eye comfort:
- Mucus adheres your tear film to the surface of your eyes.
- Water hydrates your eyes and washes away irritating particles.
- Oil seals in the tear film and prevents it from evaporating.
The type of dry eye you experience may affect your tear film in different ways. We can diagnose the type of dry eye you have when you visit us for your appointment.
What Is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?
Evaporative dry eye (EDE) is the most common form of dry eye. In fact, an EDE issue known as meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is responsible for 85% of all dry eye cases!
Around the margin of your eyelids is a series of tiny glands responsible for producing the oil content in your tear film. These are known as meibomian glands, and they play a huge part in maintaining your tear film quality and eye comfort.
MGD develops when your meibomian glands become clogged or inflamed, which prevents a healthy flow of oils to your tear film. As a result, your tear film evaporates faster than usual, leading to dry eye symptoms.
If you have MGD, you may experience:
- Light sensitivity
- Contact lens problems
- Blurry vision
Several factors can increase your risk of developing MGD, including:
- Family history
- Wearing makeup
- Contact lens use
- And more
Other Dry Eye Causes
Aqueous tear deficiency is another type of dry eye that can develop. However, instead of affecting the oil ingredient as EDE does, aqueous tear deficiency affects your tear film’s water content, making it challenging to keep your eyes hydrated and comfortable.
Several factors may increase your risk of developing aqueous tear deficiency, like:
- Health conditions
- Laser eye surgery
- Contact lens use
OptiLight IPL & Other Dry Eye Treatments
With the help of our latest treatments and strategies, finding relief from dry eye has never been so convenient and comforting.
One way we’re helping our patients find relief is with the help of our new OptiLight intense pulsed-light treatment from Lumenis.
OptiLight is a state-of-the-art technology that uses therapeutic light pulses to gently heat your eyelids. The heat helps melt away or loosen blockages related to meibomian gland dysfunction, which stimulates a healthy flow of oils back into your tear film.Please visit our Lumenis OptiLight page to learn more about this innovative treatment.
Eye Eco Products
We carry a range of effective Eye Eco products to help manage dry eye symptoms.
Eye Eco offers various treatments, including heat masks that are specially designed to help soothe your eyelids and stimulate a healthy flow of oils from your meibomian glands.
Researchers have found that nutraceutical supplements with Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce meibomian gland inflammation, bringing you relief from dry eye symptoms.
HyClear Eyelid Hygiene
Regular eyelid hygiene can make a world of difference for your eye comfort.
We offer several HyClear eyelid hygiene products to help reduce the risk of developing meibomian gland dysfunction and experiencing dry eye.
Punctal occlusion is a unique dry eye treatment that uses tiny plugs to block your tear drainage system. We may use this treatment to prevent your tears from draining too quickly.
Zocular Eye Hygiene Products
Ophthalmologist-created Zocular is a leading brand of eye care products. Using plant-based ingredients, these products can help clean the oil glands inside your eyelid and prevent inflammation and dry eye symptoms.
We carry a variety of Zocular products at our practice which you can purchase by clicking here.
ZEST In-Office Treatment
ZEST (Zocular Eyelid System Treatment) is an in-office eyelid exfoliation treatment. Using a micro sponge applicator, Zocular eye care products, and gentle exfoliation techniques, we can clear away bacteria and debris that may contribute to dry eye.
Comfort is Only A Call Away
We’re just getting started. With our knowledgeable team by your side, you can find the eye comfort you deserve. Contact our team today!
Visit Us in Oshkosh
We are kitty-corner to Opera House Square on the corner of High Avenue and Market Street. Walk to our location from anywhere downtown or find free 2-hour parking right out front. You can also park in The Grand Opera House parking lot adjacent to our building.
- 101 High Avenue
- Oshkosh, WI 54901
- Phone: 920-235-8500
Hours Of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed