Your eyes are a precious asset and need good health maintenance like any other part of your body. Simple vitamins like A & C are easily accessible options for good overall eye health and may assist in some of the more common symptoms like:
- Scratchy Eyes
- Burning or Stinging in the Eye
- Watery Eyes
- Light Sensitivity
- Contact Lens Discomfort or Sensitivity
- Blurry Vision
- Loss of Certain Ranges of Vision
Often these symptoms are a sign of a condition that will require additional medical care. It is important to discuss these or any other symptoms you may be experiencing with your primary eye care provider. Your doctor may recommend that you visit us for a thorough check-up or even treatment. If you do end up coming to Pacific ClearVision Institute for treatment, we offer specific supplements that our patients can take for assistance with conditions they may have. Dry Eye, Blepharitis, diabetes, glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration are some of the most common conditions that affect people here in the Greater Eugene area. Our doctors will work with you and your primary eye care provider and recommend certain supplements that are available in our Eye Wellness Center to assist with your treatment.
Dry Eye and Blepharitis
At Pacific ClearVision Institute we offer proven and effective supplemental methods of treating Dry Eye. Your doctor will help determine which one is the most effective for you. Together with Lipiflow thermal pulsation lid massage and/or Blephex eyelid polishing, your doctor can help put together a regimen to arrange relief from dry eye and eye surface inflammation.
Oasis Tears are eye drops that assist with your treatment of Dry Eye. Oasis tears assist with dry, burning and irritated eyes. They contain hyaluronate, which helps the healing of the surface of the eye. These drops are preservative free and help form a balance between Constant tears, tears that consistently lubricate the eye and help fight infections, and Reflex tears, which help rinse the surface of the eye in response to irritation or injury.
HydroEye softgels are an oral form of Dry Eye treatment. They contain black currant seed oil and fish oil, hence, they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation, especially in the tear glands. These softgels help keep inflammation at bay with continued use and are clinically proven to help improve Dry Eye symptoms. They help maintain a healthy tear film and help find that balance between Constant Tears and Reflex tears similar to the Oasis Tears.
Cliradex is a Dry Eye treatment that is a towelette that is used around the eye and on the eyelid, lashes, and face. This towelette cleanses the area with essential oils to reduce the irritation and redness associated with Dry Eye by fighting and eliminating Demodex, a common eyelash mite that is bad for the eyelashes and tear glands.
These are sleepwear that help keep moisture on the surface of the eye. These are very helpful for patients whose eyes dry eye out overnight, e.g., patients with sleep apnea or certain eyelid issues.
Macular Degeneration is the most common cause of vision loss in the United States today. The macula is responsible for sending the collected detailed images along the optical nerve and when damaged or failing causes significant vision loss. Overall health of the macular is hugely important. At Pacific ClearVision Institute we offer Macula Protect Complete to assist with the overall treatment of Macular Degeneration.
Macular Protect is an oral supplement that contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help with your overall treatment plan, specifically lutein, zeaxanthin, and the B vitamins which were shown in the AREDS, AREDS-2, and Women’s Antioxidant Study to reduce the development and progression of macular degeneration. This supplement helps preserve overall eyesight and retains macular status.
Diabetic retinal damage is the leading cause of vision loss in the working age population in the US and is expected to double in the next decade. Diabetes can cause leakage from blood vessels in the retina, low oxygen, and bleeding in the retina.
DiaVis capsules provide nutritional support for people with type 1, type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. These capsules specialize in providing antioxidents specializing in combating oxidative stress and inflammation. In addition, they support small vessel and cardiovascular health.
Glaucoma & Fuchs Dystrophy
Optic Nerve Formula Softgels
Optic nerve health is vitally important to overall healthy vision and Optic Nerve Formula softgels help protect the optic nerve. These gels can assist with Glaucoma treatment by helping protect and strengthen the optic nerve by helping ocular blood flow. Optic Nerve Formula softgels deliver eye healthy omega 3 fatty acids and key antioxidants. It also contains CoQ10, which is an antioxidant that is beneficial for the corneal endothelial cells, the cells that are at risk in Fuchs dystrophy.
Tear Film Layers Animation – explains mucin, aqueous and lipid layers
Meibomian Glands and the Tear Film Animation – explains how the meibomian glands produce the lipid layer
Meibomian Gland Blockages Animation – explains meibomian gland obstruction and inflammation
Meibomian Gland Atrophy Animation – explains what happens if MGD is not treated