Midwest Dry Eye Center in Long Grove, IL
Your Last Stop For Dry Eye Treatment
Are you tired of going from one eye doctor to another and not getting the specialized dry eye care you desperately need? Welcome to your very last stop in your search for dry eye relief.
At Midwest Dry Eye Center, we get to the root cause of your dry eye and offer effective treatment so you can experience lasting eye comfort and get back to focusing on what matters.
Todd Cohan O.D. founded Midwest Dry Eye Center in response to the increased prevalence of dry eye among patients and the lack of good quality treatment available. He recognized the need for a clinic dedicated to treating dry eyes, meibomian gland dysfunction, and blepharitis that provides focused care to the many dry eye sufferers out there.
His unique treatment center offers successful treatment to patients like yourself to alleviate painful, gritty, and tired eyes.
You May Have Dry Eye Syndrome
Are you suffering from red, irritated, and scratchy eyes? Do you have the sensation of having something stuck in your eyes? These are some of the most common complaints we get from patients, and they all point in one direction: dry eye syndrome. This condition occurs when eyes are not properly lubricated due to insufficient tear production, blocked glands, or unbalanced tear composition.
Dry eye can develop as a result of environmental, genetic or hormonal factors, or perhaps as a consequence of spending too much time staring at your computer screen without blinking.
Whatever your cause, we can effectively treat dry eye disease so that you can get back to living the good life with clear and comfortable vision.
Enjoy Life Without Dry Irritated Eyes
If you experience symptoms, such as redness, dry, gritty, teary, itchy, burning, mucous discharge, photophobia (sensitivity to light), crusty lids, or blurred vision, particularly early and late in the day, you likely have dry eye syndrome, blepharitis or meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
Did you know that 85% of dry eye cases are caused by MGD? In fact, styes or sticky eyes in the morning indicate that your eyes aren't producing enough oil, and are hallmark symptoms of MGD.
We understand that having dry eyes seriously impacts your quality of life. Our professional staff genuinely cares about you and is dedicated to helping you experience healthy eyes and clear vision over your lifetime. Our effective dry eye treatments and support will ensure your eyes feel awake, moist, focused, and that you experience clear and comfortable vision.
At Midwest Dry Eye Center, we include regular screening for dry eyes in all our eye exams. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment that enables us to quickly and accurately detect dry eye like never before. These technologies thoroughly examine the cornea, the tear film, and the meibomian glands so that we better detect any blockages in the glands responsible for evaporative dry eye, poor quality tear film, and decreased tearing. The results from these tests allow us to develop a personalized treatment plan for optimal results.
Frequent use of screens is a new dry eye risk factor. In fact, it is estimated that 88% of dry eye cases are related to computer use. This is because those who spend a lot of time staring at the computer tend to blink 60% less often than they should. When we don’t blink sufficiently, the moisture in our eyes evaporates without being replenished, leaving our eyes tired, dry, itchy, and vision blurred.
We offer cutting-edge diagnostic testing and treatments for all types and levels of dry eye disease.
Midwest Dry Eye Center is committed to providing you with the very best in personalized dry eye treatment and care.
Patient comfort and wellbeing are exceptionally important to us— from the moment you enter our practice to post-treatment.
We provide post-treatment guidance and care to ensure that your treatment produced optimal results.
Advanced Dry Eye Treatments
Treating the Root Cause of Dry Eye
At Midwest Dry Eye Center, we employ an innovative approach to dry eye treatment by identifying any dysfunctioning glands, assessing the tear film components, and using treatment methods and technologies to open up blocked glands in order to offer you lasting relief.
Dry Eye Treatment
Dry eye disease is highly personal and requires a customized treatment plan for each patient. Moreover, treatment can often be multi-tiered, requiring several solutions at a time.
Our treatments include Lipiflow, Blephex, Regener-eyes moisturizing eye drops, among many others.
Contact Lenses For Dry Eye
Scleral lenses are particularly useful in providing relief and clear vision for those with moderate to severe dry eye.
Scleral lenses provide an artificial tear environment where the cornea is bathed in a constant reservoir of liquid. This offers much-needed relief from eye pain, discomfort, redness, and the constant sensation of something being in the eye.
Effective At-Home Treatments
Depending on the nature and level of your dry eye we may prescribe a course of medication or ask you to perform certain treatments at home in between in-office procedures.
These may include warm compresses, blinking exercises, lid massages, among others treatment methods.