What can we do to treat your dry eyes?

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) has been shown to be responsible for 86% of all dry eye patients. It is chronic and progressive and seen on a wide array of patients. We see this is patients who have no symptoms to patients with debilitating symptoms. Traditional treatment for MGD has consisted of warm compresses preformed at home. In office treatment has included manual expression of the meibomian glands.  Office gland expression remains a helpful technique, but usually needs to be repeated frequently and can be uncomfortable.

  • Before we do anything to treat the obstruction it is important to get the lids unblocked. The doctor does this in the office by debriding, or clearing the blockage at the opening of the meibomian glands.
  • The LipiFlow® device provides vectored thermal pulsation to warm the meibomian glands through the inside of the lids and gently massage thickened meibum (lipid) and debris from the gland. This system is cleared by the US FDA for the treatment of MGD and evaporative dry eye. With many published results, LipiFlow® has proven to be safe and effective.
  • For a limited time we are offering LipiFlow in the office at $750 per treatment.
  • MiBoFlo is a heating device allowing us melt the meibum oil in the glands to allow the oil to release and giving an improvement in symtoms. This intensive heat therapy is a great adjunct to the lipiflow and is used mainly as a follow up therapy to keep the meibomian glands opened once they have been expressed.

Medications for Dry Eye

  • The two medications FDA approved for treating dry eyes in the United States is Shire’s Xiidra™ and Allergan’s Restasis®. Both Xiidra and Restasis are anti-inflammatory drops, working on different pathways in the inflammatory process. Xiidra is new to market and has been shown to help show improvement in signs and symptoms of dry eyes within days.
  • Topical steroid medications are often prescribed as a first line of treatment to help get the inflammation under control. Because steroid drops run the risk for potentially serious side effects, including glaucoma and cataracts, they are generally used for short terms and must be followed closely by a doctor.
Your front office person Amy is very personable, Bryan is very informative and nice. Thank you Eyes of NM!

Christina Flores

5.0
2019-04-24T13:29:37+00:00

Christina Flores

Your front office person Amy is very personable, Bryan is very informative and nice. Thank you Eyes of NM!
The costumer service was so great and welcoming I felt right at home and so did my daughter.

Monique Atencio

5.0
2019-04-24T13:30:21+00:00

Monique Atencio

The costumer service was so great and welcoming I felt right at home and so did my daughter.
I walked out of the office today with the biggest smile on my face, the new contacts that Dr. Martinez put me in are absolutely amazing!

Natalia Beraun

5.0
2019-04-24T13:38:58+00:00

Natalia Beraun

I walked out of the office today with the biggest smile on my face, the new contacts that Dr. Martinez put me in are absolutely amazing!
These people are great...I know this because I was treated like my life actually mattered...

Meansue K.

5.0
2019-04-24T13:39:34+00:00

Meansue K.

These people are great...I know this because I was treated like my life actually mattered...
We always have a great experience with Dr. Martinez and staff. She is the best eye doctor for children.

Tanya Garcia

5.0
2019-04-24T13:40:48+00:00

Tanya Garcia

We always have a great experience with Dr. Martinez and staff. She is the best eye doctor for children.
The staff has also done an amazing job with him getting him checked in and making him feel comfortable.

Andrea Garcia

5.0
2019-04-24T13:41:23+00:00

Andrea Garcia

The staff has also done an amazing job with him getting him checked in and making him feel comfortable.
Very friendly and professional staff from making the appointment to walking out the door. The best experience I've had in a long time!

Jamie Brown

5.0
2019-04-24T13:44:09+00:00

Jamie Brown

Very friendly and professional staff from making the appointment to walking out the door. The best experience I've had in a long time!
I took my 6 year old here and The overall esperance was great. customer service was excellent.

Peter Lokke

5.0
2019-04-24T14:00:12+00:00

Peter Lokke

I took my 6 year old here and The overall esperance was great. customer service was excellent.
This is a wonderful practice!! Doctors are very knowledgeable and staff is very friendly and helpful. Thank you Eyes of NM

Melanie Melancon

5.0
2019-04-24T14:00:51+00:00

Melanie Melancon

This is a wonderful practice!! Doctors are very knowledgeable and staff is very friendly and helpful. Thank you Eyes of NM
Dr.Molinar is simply wonderful and from the second she walked into the exam room I was perfectly and completely at ease and trust her.

Yvette Webb

5.0
2019-04-24T14:01:37+00:00

Yvette Webb

Dr.Molinar is simply wonderful and from the second she walked into the exam room I was perfectly and completely at ease and trust her.
Dr Molina is so nice and competent. She took the time to fully evaluate my eye health by comparing last years exam to the current exam.

Nichole

5.0
2019-04-24T14:02:18+00:00

Nichole

Dr Molina is so nice and competent. She took the time to fully evaluate my eye health by comparing last years exam to the current exam.
Me and my sons had a very AWESOME 1st time visit..Staff are very professional and NICE.

Audrey Chino

5.0
2019-04-24T14:02:50+00:00

Audrey Chino

Me and my sons had a very AWESOME 1st time visit..Staff are very professional and NICE.
Dr. Molinar-Arguello was friendly, knowledgeable, and thorough. I found out things about my eye problems that no other doctor has told me.

Daniel

5.0
2019-04-24T15:25:54+00:00

Daniel

Dr. Molinar-Arguello was friendly, knowledgeable, and thorough. I found out things about my eye problems that no other doctor has told me.
Dr. Martinez and her staff are very professional, polite, and thorough. My husband and I will definitely be returning.

Hannah Force

5.0
2019-04-24T15:27:47+00:00

Hannah Force

Dr. Martinez and her staff are very professional, polite, and thorough. My husband and I will definitely be returning.
They were very good and very professional. I enjoyed getting to meet Dr. Martinez and chatting with her.

Jonathan Leggett

5.0
2019-04-24T15:28:30+00:00

Jonathan Leggett

They were very good and very professional. I enjoyed getting to meet Dr. Martinez and chatting with her.
Great staff, kid-friendly, quality care. My family enjoys our annual visit!

Toni Atencio

5.0
2019-04-24T15:29:14+00:00

Toni Atencio

Great staff, kid-friendly, quality care. My family enjoys our annual visit!
Amazing experience!! My last exam with another doctor, it took 3 appointments to find a Rx that worked for my contacts.

Cheryl Colón

5.0
2019-04-24T15:29:51+00:00

Cheryl Colón

Amazing experience!! My last exam with another doctor, it took 3 appointments to find a Rx that worked for my contacts.
Love this place, I like that I do not have to be dialated for several hours and ruin my day they have options !!!!! My Doc Tiffany is on it!!

Shelly Aragon

5.0
2019-04-24T15:34:54+00:00

Shelly Aragon

Love this place, I like that I do not have to be dialated for several hours and ruin my day they have options !!!!! My Doc Tiffany is on it!!
So friendly. Had no problem answering all of my questions no matter how small. Fast service. Great people.

Chris Foss

5.0
2019-04-24T15:39:23+00:00

Chris Foss

So friendly. Had no problem answering all of my questions no matter how small. Fast service. Great people.
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Oral Supplements

  • HydroEye works from the inside-out with a combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants and other key nutrients that support proper tear secretion and a healthy tear film. It contains GLA (gamma linolenic acid) that is difficult to obtain from diet and omega-3 fatty acids from highest quality, pharmaceutical grade fish oil. Together, these fatty acids help to quiet inflammation. In a clinical study, HydroEye was shown to significantly improve dry eye symptoms, keep inflammation at bay and maintain corneal smoothness. Results from HydroEye are typically experienced within 30-60 days, although many experience relief sooner.

Lid Hygeine

  • Healthy lids are critical to managing dry eye and ocular surface disease. The lids contain the critically important meibomian glands which help support a healthy and stable tear structure. Bacterial overpopulation of the lids is extremely common and requires aggressive management. Avenova is a prescription medication that is used to treat blepharitis, an inflammation of the lids and lashes. Avenova is made of pure hypochlorous acid, the same agent that white blood cells use to neutralize infection.
  • For milder blepharitis that we need to manage daily we also offer Ocusoft eyelid foam. This is used on a daily basis to clean at the base of the eyelids/lashes.