Our clinics use specialized diagnostic tests to better understand why the eyes are dry, so that the root cause may be treated. Treatments range from simple home therapies to advanced in-office treatments that use InMode's Forma RF and Lumecca IPL technology, which also have added beauty benefits of skin tightening and rejuvenation!
Dry eye disease (DED) does not always present with symptoms, so receiving a diagnosis of DED can be confusing.
Whether or not symptoms are present, it is important to manage DED before damage to the ocular tissue occurs, otherwise there could be loss of oil glands and scarring of the cornea. Our clinics recognize that in order to effectively manage dry eye, the root causes must first be identified. We use specialized diagnostic testing such as meibography, to uncover the causes of DED, and devise customized treatment plans for each patient. Preventing DED is equally as important as managing it: We also offer dry eye prevention and management to patients about to undergo cataract or laser surgery, to optimize their surgical outcome and comfort. Dry eye disease management range from simple home therapies to advanced in-office treatments, including some that have been borrowed from dermatology, which have the added benefits of skin tightening and rejuvenation!
Testing for Dry Eye:
Signs & Symptoms of Dry Eye
Treatment of Dry Eye
Side Effects: Tighter Skin, Less Wrinkles, More Even Skin Tone
Both Forma and Lumecca by InMode are technologies that originated in Dermatology, which have been shown to be effective in managing Dry Eye Disease(DED). Forma is Health Canada certified and Lumecca is FDA-approved for treating dry eye. When Forma and Lumecca are combined to treat DED together, the results are even better! Forma uses radiofrequency (RF) energy while Lumecca uses intense pulsed light (IPL), both improving the health and function of the oil glands in the eyelids. Dry eye treatments with Forma and Lumecca are comprised of four sessions spaced 2-4 weeks apart.
Side Effects: More Collagen, Tighter Skin
Dry eye treatment with Forma-I /Forma by InMode uses radiofrequency (RF) energy energy to unclog obstructed meibomian glands and to stimulate collagen production in the gland tissues. Once the thickened oils inside the glands have been softened the doctor will gently express the contents from the gland ducts located in both the upper and lower lids. Dry eye treatments using Forma improve the integrity and function of the meibomian glands, and have the added beauty benefit of skin tightening too!
Forma Dry Eye Treatments consist of four sessions spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart, however additional treatments might be needed in more advanced cases. A maintenance session is recommended at least every 6 months to keep the gains from the initial treatment. Forma Dry Eye Treatments have absolutely no down time. Vitamin C supplements before and after treatments are recommended to enhance Forma’s collagen genesis effect. Forma treatments every 1 to 2 weeks will maximize and lengthen the duration of the accompanying skin tightening benefits. Results might vary among individuals and more mature skin may require extended treatment sessions for best results.
Cautions for Forma:
Day of Forma Treatment:
What to Expect after Forma:
Potential Forma Side Effects:
Most side effects will resolve within hours.
Blistering and crusting are rare, however if these occur, please apply a thin layer of over-the-counter antibiotic such as Polysporin 3 times a day and notify the clinic.
Side Effects: Reduced Dark Spots, Improved Skin Tone
Dry eye treatment with Lumecca by InMode uses intense pulsed light (IPL) in combination with meibomian gland expression to improve the health of the ocular surface. IPL was first used in Dermatology to treat facial skin damage including wrinkles, age spots, and dilated blood vessels, and has made its way into Ophthalmology. IPL is an effective treatment of dry eye because it decreases inflammation, reduces telangiectasia, kills Demodex mites, and is particularly beneficial to patients with Rosacea. Dry eye treatments using Lumecca improve the integrity and function of the meibomian glands, and have the added beauty benefit of rejuvenating and brightening the skin too!
Lumecca Dry Eye Treatments consist of four sessions spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart depending on your Fitzpatrick Skin Type, and additional treatments might be needed in more advanced cases. A maintenance session is recommended at least every 6 months to keep the gains from the initial treatment. Lumecca Dry Eye Treatments can cause redness and sensitivity after treatment, however there is no downtime. Please note that it is necessary to protect the skin against UV radiation and avoid direct sun exposure and tanning of the treated areas 4 weeks before and 4-6 weeks after IPL treatments.
Cautions for Lumecca:
Pre Lumecca Instructions:
Day of Lumecca Treatment:
What to Expect after Lumecca:
Potential Lumecca Side Effects:
Most side effects will resolve within one week other than facial hair loss. Blistering and crusting are rare, however if these occur, please apply a thin layer of over-the-counter antibiotic such as Polysporin 3 times a day and notify the clinic. Please do not pick at the skin nor expose it to dirty surfaces.
Post Lumecca Care:
For Eyelid 'Plaque'
BlephEx is a quick and gentle in-office treatment to address blepharitis by removing excess bacteria, toxins and debris along the lid margins. If you suffer from dry eyes or are unable to wear contact lenses comfortably, BelphEx might be just what you need.
The users of this Website agree to comply with the terms set out below.
Boardwalk Optometry owns and operates a Website at boardwalkoptometry.com (hereinafter referred to as the “site” or “Website”). Boardwalk Optometry® trademark except as otherwise noted on the site, which is accessible to all users (hereinafter referred to as the “user” or “users”). Refrain from using this Website unless you agree to comply with the conditions.
Information on this Website is intended for informational purposes only and has no contractual value. Boardwalk Optometry reserves the right to modify the content of this site. At any time, without prior notice. Boardwalk Optometry assumes no liability for errors or omissions in the content of this Website or for information reliability or completeness of said information.
Information published on this Website is based on marketing, statistical or commercial services or other sources the Boardwalk Optometry considers reliable and are the sole responsibility of their authors and not of Boardwalk Optometry. We do not assume any liability for the accuracy or completeness of said information and in no circumstance should this information be regarded as such. Opinions and information as presented on this site reflect our position as of the date of publication and are subject to change without notice.
Boardwalk Optometry, its employees and directors will not be liable for damages incurred as a result of the information published on this site, for the views and advice published, expressed or implied regardless of its nature.
Boardwalk Optometry expressly refuses any and all responsibility for the manner in which the user of the site may use the information contained, in any decisions that may be made and in the actions that may or may not be taken based on said information.
Presentations made and contained on this site are the intellectual property of Boardwalk Optometry. Reproduction in whole or in part of this site on any other medium in prohibited without the express permission of Boardwalk Optometry.
User may solely use the information contained on this site for personal use. Reproduction in whole or in part of said information on paper may only be performed for personal use. Said information is not to be copied, distributed or transmitted to third parties nor may it be inserted in a document or other medium.
The links to external Websites and their content shall not be prejudged and Boardwalk Optometry will in no way be held responsible for any direct or indirect prejudice that may result from gaining access to and usage of said sites.
Boardwalk Optometry draws the attention of the user to the fact that all communication transmitted through this Website remains in the public domain and not the private domain. OSI cannot accept responsibility for the security of the transmission of information.
The confidentiality and integrity of the information circulating over the internet cannot be ensured. Boardwalk Optometry cannot accept responsibility in the case that data contained on this site is intercepted.
The person responsible for the protection of personal information is the owner of : Boardwalk Optometry
Boardwalk Optometry makes no representations that the content of this site is free of infections, viruses, worms, Trojan horses and/or other codes with contaminating or destructive properties. It is the user's responsibility to take protective measures.
Under no circumstances shall Boardwalk Optometry be held responsible for transmission errors of any sort, such as loss of or damage to data, or changes of any type whatsoever, including direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of the services provided on this site.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of BC.
Any dispute arising of this Agreement shall be brought before the court in the judicial district of
Boardwalk Optometry's head office.
10160 152 Street Suite A3 South Surrey, BC V3R 9W3;
Tel: 604 589-7311.
10160 152 Street Suite A3 South Surrey, BC V3R 9W3
Tel: 604 589-7311