LaFerla Family Eyecare

iLux Treatment for Dry Eyes in Kansas City

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Targeted Treatment for Your Dry Eye

At LaFerla Family Eye Care, there’s a solution to your uncomfortable dry eye symptoms. During a comprehensive eye exam, we can detect what’s causing your irritation and provide a treatment plan right for you.

We are proud to offer iLux as an effective treatment for evaporative dry eye commonly caused by meibomian gland dysfunction to help alleviate your symptoms.

Don’t let dry eyes affect your daily life any longer. Book an appointment and find relief.

Evaporative Dry Eye

Swollen eyelids, the sensation of something in your eye, and eye fatigue are all symptoms of evaporative dry eye.

Evaporative dry eye is the most common form of dry eye disease. It affects the quality of your tear film, usually caused by a blockage in the oil glands in your eyelids. This is known as meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

Oil is an essential component of your tear film because it prevents your tears from drying up too quickly. When there is a lack of oil, you can experience dry eye disease.

Other causes of evaporative dry eye include:

  • Skin conditions such as rosacea and psoriasis
  • Extended use of contact lenses
  • Certain medications such as antihistamines or decongestants
  • Eye injury
  • Eye surgery

The iLux Treatment

iLux is a proven treatment for patients experiencing the discomfort of evaporative dry eye. This hand-held device uses light and gentle compression to unclog the meibomian glands.

Your eyelids will be held between 2 soft pads while targeted-light heats the eyelids and helps melt the thick oils clogging the meibomian glands. After the warming, gentle compression is performed to help express and secrete the oils from the glands.

Once unclogged, healthy oil can be secreted from the meibomian glands and incorporated back into the tear film to ensure your tears aren’t evaporating too quickly.

This quick and easy treatment takes approximately 8–12 minutes for both eyes.

Your Destination for Dry Eye Solutions

The team at LaFerla Family Eye Care is dedicated to finding the right solution for your dry eyes. We offer a variety of treatment options and will determine an option that suits your unique needs.

Dry eyes don’t have to affect your vision and quality of life anymore. Visit us today!

Our Location

Wanna see what we are all about?

Located right off of NW Barry Rd in Kansas City, our office is a balance between clinical, high tech, high fashion, and your friend’s cozy living room.

Where to park?

LaFerla Family Eye Care is located right across the street from Park Hill High School in Kansas City. There is ample of parking right in front of the entrance of our establishment.

Our Address

8301 N. Congress Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64152

Contact Information

Hours Of Operation

9 AM5:30 PM
1 PM7 PM
9 AM5:30 PM
9 AM5:30 PM
9 AM5 PM

We are available for emergency eye care outside of the above listed times. Please call the office phone number and listen to the end of the message to access the emergency eye care number

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