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TEMPSURE® FOR DRY EYE

Having dry eyes is a very common problem for a lot of people. Environmental factors, excessive screen time, and poor hygiene can all contribute to this condition, causing our eyes to feel irritated and uncomfortable. In severe cases, if your dry eye symptoms are not properly addressed, they can lead to significant vision problems further down the line. Fortunately, here at Dr. Michael Blackburn, we offer our TempSure® for dry eye treatment option. The TempSure® device offers a non-surgical and highly effective means of improving eye lubrication with little, if any discomfort, and no downtime.

WHY IS TREATING DRY EYE SYMPTOMS SO IMPORTANT?
Symptoms of dry eye include crust around the eyes, a feeling of grittiness in the eyes, redness, itching, and irritation. These issues are often not resolved or are only temporarily resolved by blinking repeatedly or washing the eyes. The reason for this is a condition called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Those with this problem have meibomian glands that produce insufficient tear film, causing blockages, and leading to dryness. Addressing this problem early is important as it can lead to serious vision complications if ignored.

WHAT ARE TEMPSURE® FOR DRY EYE TREATMENTS LIKE?
To treat your dry eye condition, we can offer you a TempSure® Envi session. This procedure involves the use of a handpiece that emits radiofrequency heat energy. When used near the eye, this safe energy clears meibomian gland blockages, allowing for better lubrication. The process is not painful and most people describe feeling a warm sensation near their eyes during treatment. Along with easing dry eye symptoms, this radiofrequency device also enhances collagen production in the eyelid, causing it to tighten. This in turn helps open up the glands further while reducing wrinkles such as crow’s feet.

AM I A CANDIDATE?
TempSure® Envi works on all skin types, so everyone is a candidate. Treatments with this system are primarily recommended to patients who experience skin laxity (looseness) around the eyes, baggy eyes, and dry eyes. Here at Vision Source Dr. Michael Blackburn, we love this radiofrequency system because it can treat the smaller, more delicate areas on the face without causing harm to the surrounding skin or damaging the eyes.

HOW LONG IS A TYPICAL SESSION?
Most TempSure® treatment sessions tend to last 30-60 minutes on average. During this time, you will experience a gentle heating sensation as the device’s handpiece is applied to your face. There is no pre-procedure preparation, however, we may provide you with an evaluation first to ensure that this is indeed a good treatment option in your specific case.

WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM TEMPSURE® FOR DRY EYE?
This treatment can provide some instant relief; however, several sessions may be needed to ease dry eye symptoms for the long term. The number of sessions you need will depend on your specific situation and the severity of your condition. Thankfully, there is no downtime following a treatment session and you will be free to return to your daily routine after your visit.

WHY CHOOSE VISION SOURCE DR. MICHAEL BLACKBURN?
As a licensed optometrist, Dr. Blackburn has over 20 years of experience treating various eye conditions including MGD. Using our advanced TempSure® technology, he can help you find the relief you’ve been searching for. He is also happy to provide you with an eye exam to evaluate your overall health and determine if further treatments are necessary.

VISION SOURCE DR. MICHAEL BLACKBURN FOR TEMPSURE® FOR DRY EYE IN BIRMINHAM, AL
Dry eye is an unpleasant condition that can affect your vision both in the short and long term. There is no reason you should have to suffer from it. If you are in Birmingham Al or surrounding area, call us at (205) 980-5152 to learn more.