Dry Eye Therapy in Peoria & Washington

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If you constantly struggle with teary, red, and irritated eyes, there’s a possibility you may be experiencing dry eye syndrome.

Dry eyes are a common eye condition many people experience around the world. But just because it’s common doesn’t mean there aren’t solutions available to help manage your symptoms. Our team at Vision Care Center can help find relief that’s right for you!

Please, book an appointment with our team today.

Discover Your Dry Eye Solution with OptiLight by Lumenis

OptiLight by Lumenis is an innovative dry eye treatment that uses light-based therapy to target the root cause of your discomfort. It’s the first FDA-approved intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment for dry eye management.

This treatment takes only 10–15 minutes and significantly improves dry eye symptoms by:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Improving tear break up time
  • Eliminating abnormal blood vessels
  • Restoring the function of the meibomian glands
  • Decreasing the amount of Demodex mites and bacteria around the eye

During the treatment, you may feel a slight warming sensation when the light is applied to the target area. When your OptiLight treatment is complete, there’s no downtime afterwards. You can get back to your daily activities right away!

What Are Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes can develop for 2 reasons: insufficient tears (evaporative dry eye) or poor tear quality (aqueous tear deficiency). Both of these causes can affect the 3 main ingredients of your tear film:

Mucin

Mucin is the innermost layer of your tear film, and it’s responsible for making sure the other layers are fastened to and spread evenly across the eye’s surface.

Water, the middle layer, is used to help wash away particles on the surface of your eye and keep it feel hydrated, protected, and comfortable.

Oil, the outermost layer, helps seal the rest of the tear film to prevent it from evaporating.

Causes & Symptoms

Symptoms

When your tear film is imbalanced, your eyes may:

  • Become sensitive to light
  • Become blurry
  • Experience a burning, stinging, or gritty feeling
  • Become overly red or watery
  • Produce a stringy mucus
  • Experience discomfort when wearing contact lenses

Your tear film can be affected by a variety of factors, including:

Treatments We Offer

Lumenis IPL

IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy is a common treatment that melts away blockages in the meibomian glands caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. During the treatment, pulsing light targets your eyelids and meibomian glands.

Some studies have shown that a change in diet can help alleviate symptoms of dry eyes. Omega-3 fatty acids are often used to help promote a healthy tear film.

Enjoy Clear, Comfortable Eyesight Today

Are you struggling with dry eyes? Please give our team a call today, and we can help you find meaningful solutions for your dry eye symptoms.

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Our Locations

Peoria

Find us just south of the Sheridan & Glen intersection, on the same side of the road as Marco’s Pizza and across the street from Walgreens.

Contact Information

Phone: 309.670.2020
Fax: 309.693.2536

Address

4727 N Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL 61614

Hours

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
Closed

Find us just south of the Sheridan & Glen intersection, on the same side of the road as Marco’s Pizza and across the street from Walgreens.

Contact Information

Phone: 309.670.2020
Fax: 309.693.2536

Address

4727 N Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL 61614

Hours

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
Closed

Washington

You can find our office on North Cummings Lane, right next door to Rock Valley Physical Therapy. We offer plenty of parking in front of our clinic with accessible parking stalls.

Contact Information

Phone: 309.670.2020
Fax: 309.444.7863

Address

1009 North Cummings Lane
Washington, IL 61571

Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
8:30 AM12 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Closed for lunch 12-1pm

You can find our office on North Cummings Lane, right next door to Rock Valley Physical Therapy. We offer plenty of parking in front of our clinic with accessible parking stalls.

Contact Information

Phone: 309.670.2020
Fax: 309.444.7863

Address

1009 North Cummings Lane
Washington, IL 61571

Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
8:30 AM12 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Closed for lunch 12-1pm

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