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Tear production plays a vital role in protecting and keeping your eyes healthy. When the production of tears is interrupted, it can cause a lot of discomfort.
Tears help us see and keep our eyes lubricated and comfortable. They are produced in our meibomian glands and are made up of water, oils, mucus, antibodies, and antimicrobial proteins - all of which help fight infection.
When you suffer from chronic dry eyes, it’s a sign that your tear system is not acting properly. Dry eye can make the surface of the eye feel itchy or gritty. You also may experience redness, blurry vision, and/or sensitivity to light.
Dry eyes can also ironically cause your glands to create too many tears. This is known as reflex tearing. Because of the lack of moisture, a signal is sent through your nervous system for more lubrication. However, these tears are mainly water without the lubricant. They are capable of taking debris out of the eye but they don’t coat the eye’s surface.
While doing the above may help in certain situations, the solution for long-lasting comfort is offered right here at Rochester Eye Associates! MiBoFlo is a spa-like treatment that uses a high-temperature therapy technique to liquefy dried-up tears. It also stimulates the glands around your eyes to produce more tears.
Studies have shown that MiBoFlo is very effective, safe, and less invasive than alternative treatments. While you may only feel slight pressure as we massage your eyelids, MiBoFlo is completely painless, quick, and even quite relaxing!
Don’t suffer through Springtime with uncomfortable, dry, gritty eyes. ALL APRIL LONG buy one MiBoFlo treatment package, get one 50% OFF!! Visit us at Rochester Eye Associates today for more information on this eye-saving treatment.