Radio Frequency

Understanding Dry Eye

Dry eye is a common eye condition characterized by insufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye, leading to symptoms such as irritation, redness, blurred vision, and discomfort. This condition can result from factors like insufficient tear production, poor tear quality, or increased tear evaporation.


Some of these common symptoms may be familiar to you if you are suffering from dry eye:

  • A scratchy, stinging sensation in your eyes
  • Eye redness
  • Clear mucus
  • Increased light sensitivity
  • Difficulty driving at night
  • Blurred or impaired vision

A lesser-known symptom of dry eye is watery eyes. This is a side effect of dry eye that many don’t expect. It may seem strange, but sometimes the body’s response to eye irritation is going into overdrive with tear production.

​​​​​​​What Causes Dry Eye?

Many factors can contribute to dry eye, including:

  • Tear duct infection or inflammation
  • Environmental conditions, like dry air, heat, and smoke
  • Pre-existing health issues, such as diabetes or autoimmune disorders
  • Medications, like some that treat acne, depression, or blood pressure
  • Too much screen time, which can cause infrequent blinking
  • Natural aging process and hormonal changes
  • Frequent or long-term contact lens use
  • Laser eye surgery and other procedures

​​​​​​​How to Treat Dry Eye

We recommend a thorough eye exam to explore what may be causing your dry eyes, and recommendations can be oered after the exam, depending on your specific needs. Some options can include taking anti-inflammatory medications, using medicated eye drops, wearing customized lenses, or a more technology-based procedure such as InMode Forma-I that can help with eyelid, gland, and tear duct issues.

​​​​​​​What is InMode Forma-I?

InMode Forma-I for dry eye is an innovative radiofrequency (RF) device at Provision Eye Care, specifically designed to address and alleviate dry eye symptoms. This targeted technology focuses on enhancing meibomian gland function and promoting tear film stability.

​​​​​​​How Does it Work?

Meibomian glands, located in the eyelids, play a crucial role in producing the oil layer of tears, preventing evaporation, and maintaining moisture. Dysfunction in these glands can lead to dry eye syndrome, characterized by discomfort, irritation, and blurred vision.

Forma-I takes a comprehensive approach by precisely targeting the meibomian glands with radiofrequency energy. This controlled application stimulates gland function, promoting the production of oils to improve tear film stability. This not only alleviates dry eye symptoms but contributes to sharper vision and overall eye comfort.

​​​​​​​Ideal Candidates for Forma-I:

  • Individuals experiencing dry eye symptoms, such as redness, irritation, or a gritty sensation.
  • Those diagnosed with meibomian gland dysfunction.
  • Individuals seeking a non-invasive and eective solution for dry eye relief.
  • Those looking for a treatment that addresses both symptoms and underlying causes.
  • Individuals wanting to improve meibomian gland function and promote tear film stability.

​​​​​​​How It Treats Dry Eyes:

By stimulating blood circulation and promoting tissue regeneration, Forma-I addresses the underlying issues contributing to dry eye symptoms. The non-invasive nature of the treatment makes it an attractive option for those seeking relief without invasive procedures.

​​​​​​​The procedure is generally well-tolerated, with minimal discomfort. Most individuals can resume their normal activities immediately following the session, making it a convenient option for those with busy lifestyles.