Dry Eye


What Causes Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a chronic condition that means that your eyes don’t have the essential lubrication they need to function. Tears are necessary for lubricating your eyes, flushing out foreign objects or invaders, and helping you see more clearly.

In some cases, you don’t produce enough tears to lubricate your eyes adequately. It’s also possible that the combination of oil, water, and mucus — components of tears — is imbalanced. No matter what the underlying issue is, dry eye is often linked to:

  • Older age

  • Prescription medications

  • Computer work habits

  • Eyelid inflammation (blepharitis)

  • Long-term use of contact lenses

  • Hormonal fluctuations (common with women)

  • Refractive eye surgeries, including LASIK

  • Chronic health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes

Sometimes, environmental factors are to blame, too. For instance, if you’re regularly exposed to wind, dry air (including indoor heat), and pollution, your risk of dry eye increases.


We start with a full eye examination and carefully examine the ocular surface with specific diagnostic equipment to determine which areas of the tear film are in distress. Dr. Ferrucci will then formulate an initial treatment plan which may include:

  • Lid margin hygiene to encourage better oil gland production

  • Discussion of supplements that may be beneficial

  • Possible prescription eye drop medication

  • TempSure Envi procedures to revitalize the oil glands along the lid margins

  • Intense Pulse Light Therapy to reduce redness and vessel inflammation around the eyes and Demodex eradication

  • Autologous serum eye drops

  • Or a combination of some of these strategies


Combining these 2 procedures provide great relief for moderate to severe dry eye


Nonsurgical blepharoplasty treatment uses RF energy to effectively and safely treat dry and baggy eyes for a healthier-looking, smoother appearance. This treatment can also treat meibomian gland disorder, the leading cause of dry eye syndrome.

Tempsure Radiofrequency treats dry eye by opening the meibomian glands which allows the oils to flow into the tearfilm as well as strengthening the eyelid by boosting collagen and elastin.

Combining TempSure Envi with LLLT is a safe and excellent treatment for dry eye without having to rely on drops or medication!! It is safe for all ages and skin types and there is no down time!

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LLLT dry eye treatment


Developed by NASA, LLLT has proven effective at treating dry eye disease. LLLT uses specially designed LED lights to gently warm up the eyelids, causing the meibomian glands to unclog and release oils.
• Comfortable, non-invasive procedure • 15 minutes per session
• No recovery time needed
• For use on adults and children

It’s quick and painless! Simply lay back with the Equinox mask on and relax as the warm light clears your glands. LLLT may also help decrease the appearance of facial wrinkles, acne and rosacea.

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​Call us to schedule an appointment to see if you are a candidate.

​This procedure works excellent with our Radio Frequency Skin Tightening treatment.


Traditionally, this was used to help the reduction of sun spots, freckles, and color imperfections such as Rosacea of the skin. On April of 2021 the FDA has approved the IPL procedure for management of Evaporative Dry Eye Disease. Lumenis (Optilight device) is the only company / device that received the FDA approval.

Brief, powerful bursts of light at specific wavelengths, specific pulse rates and intervals can cause changes in blood vessels and sun/age spots near the surface of the skin. By raising the skin temperature, problematic flora on the skin and eyes can be eliminated. This has a beneficial effect on dry eyes as well as the tone of your skin. The light emitted from the device generates heat that coagulates cells and leads to thrombosis of the blood vessels and reduces melanin accumulation. This minimizes inflammation, redness, and pigments spots which results in improvement of the skin appearance.

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