An eye exam and a face lift? Yes please!If you suffer from droopy eyelids, but you’re not a fan of surgery, there is an in-between solution for you. Dr. Cameron explained the muscles around the eye can grow weak overtime, but their latest technology provides a way to strengthen these muscles. When these muscles are strengthened, they will not only improve symptoms of droopy eyes, but also symptoms that come from Lagophthalmos—a condition that keeps your eyes from closing while you sleep.
Now here comes the exciting part: not only will this technology (called triLift) strengthen the muscles in your eyes—it is also used to give natural face lifts!
The muscle stimulator is heated up and applied to your facial muscles around cheekbones, jawline, under the chin, around the eyes, and more. Once applied to your face, you’ll feel your muscles being toned and tightened, like a work-out for your face. After 16 minutes of treatment, your face will look brand new! It corrects crows feet, eye bags, sagging skin under the chin, drooping skin around the cheekbones, and more. No downtime, pain, no scarring, and no injections.
The Cure for Dry EyesIf you suffer from dry eyes, you may need more than over-the-counter eye drops to cure the issue. Dry eyes can lead to long term damage, and make wearing contacts a nightmare. The problem goes a lot deeper than you think. “Everyone is on their phones nowadays or working on screens, causing them not to blink as much as they should be,” Dr. Soveral explained.
Dr. Cameron and Dr. Soveral showed me x-rays of the inside of an eyelid, filled with tiny tubes. These tubes are called meibomian glands, which provide oil needed to trap the tears in your eyes so that your eyes can receive the oxygen provided by the tears. Without the proper amount of oil produced in your eyes, the tears produced will instead evaporate, resulting in irritated and dry eyes. This disease is called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, or MGD.
“We have the solution,” Dr. Soveral said. “We are one of the only clinical providers that can cure dry eye.”
LipiFlow is one treatment used at Cameron Optical to remove blockages from the meibomian glands, allowing them to produce the oils needed. This 12-minute treatment will gently massage the eyelids using a combination of heat and therapeutic motion. Once blockages are removed, glands can resume their normal oil production.
Another cause of dry eyes is inflammation, a key ingredient causing dry eyes. Cameron Optical utilizes another piece of equipment called OptiLight to treat inflammation. Using an intense broad spectrum light at a particular color wavelength, brand new nerve growth is triggered. This causes the meibomian glands to regenerate and open back up. Each session takes 10 to 15 minutes, and is usually spaced out between 2 to 4 weeks.
Not only does OptiLight cure dry eyes, but can also be used to eliminate age spots, rosacea, and acne—all of which cause inflammation—resulting in dry eyes.
“Your eyes are connected to the areas next to your skin that are affected by acne and rosacea. If we treat the eyes by themselves, they will improve some, but we want to treat the whole thing,” Dr. Cameron explains. She also shared that acne topicals can cause dry eyes as well, since the chemicals usually dry out the skin. “It’s a vicious cycle, but we can cure it now.”