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Fort Myers Location

4225 Evans Avenue

Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Hours: M-F 8am - 5pm

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Naples Location

7955 Airport Pulling Rd N Suite 104

Naples, Florida 34109

Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

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The Dry Eye Institute (DEI) was formed to help people with the extraordinarily common problems of dry eyes. This disease has recently been studied and many novel and amazing treatments are now available to help every patient with this problem. It has been discovered that dry eye disease is not the same for everyone. Simply using artificial tears, which has been prescribed for all with dry eyes in the past, is not a good   treatment and only a moderately successful band-aid to the problem. At the DEI you can expect that we will thoroughly investigate your individual problem and tailor a treatment    regimen aimed directly at your issues. The underlying issue in dry eye disease is either a problem with an over drainage of tears or, more commonly, a problem with the production of tears or certain components of tears. At the Dry Eye Institute, we have invested in the latest technology to be able to ascertain the underlying cause, whether it be a drainage or production issue. After a thorough examination by one of our highly trained doctors with the help of our friendly and knowledgeable staff, we will determine the appropriate treatment needed for you as an individual.

Burning Stinging, Blurry Vision Foreign Body sensation Grittiness Sore Eyes Painful Light Sensitivity Contact Lens Irritation Tired Eyes Heavy Eyes Excessive use of artificial tears Scratchy Red Irritated Watering Itchy Dryness Wind sensitivity. If you experience any of these symptoms call today, and schedule a consult with our doctor.

BlephEx

 

A small brush is used to clean your lid margins, this removes excess bacteria biofilm and bacterial toxins, and the main causes if inflammatory dry eye and lid disease. This procedure takes about 20 minutes to complete, we recommend that the treatment is done every year. With the purchase of BlephEx we will provide you with a lid hygiene kit to help keep your eyes clean.

LipiFlow

 

Done in office the procedure takes about 30 minutes, Lipiflow is the only FDA approved device for treating dry eye by removing blockages in the Meibomian glands. The device is placed around your eye lid, it heats to a specific temperature and then massages the lid, to remove the blockages in the glands.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

 

Flashes of Intense light are pulsed around you eye and the bridge of your nose. These flashes are used to shrink harmful inflammation around the Meibomian glands. We have been using IPL (intense pulsed light) for several years to treat dry eye and have received great results from this procedure.

Puntal Plugs

 

This device is used only with severe cases of dry eye. A silicone plug is inserted into the punctum to reduce or stop the draining through the punctum. Stopping this tear drainage, allows yours eyes to retain moisture that can help relieve dry eye symptoms.

At-Home Treatments

 

We offer a variety of treatment and products that you can use at home to help with your dry eye symptoms. Our treatments are easy to use and for sale at our office.

Dry Eye Institute

Eye Associates of Fort Myers

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(239) 936-7685

4225 Evans Avenue

Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Hours: M-F 8am - 5pm

 

Naples

(239) 593-7747

7955 Airport Pulling Rd N Suite 104

Naples, Florida 34109

Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

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