The meibomian and lacrimal glands produce the tear film. The meibomian glands create the oil layer of tears, while the lacrimal gland creates the water layer.
Two crucial functions of tears are to nourish our eyes and stabilize our vision.
Nourish - Our tears provide oxygen and nutrients to the eye. Without tears, we suffocate and starve the front of the eye. Suffocating and starving the eyes results in dryness, irritation, redness, burning, itching, blurred vision, pain, light sensitivity, and scarring. What’s worse, you could not even have symptoms.
Stabilize - Our tears stabilize our vision. Without tears, our vision fluctuates, gets blurrier, or clears up after blinking. Reading or working on a computer bothers our eyes because we don’t blink as much. When you don’t blink as much you can develop symptoms of dryness, irritation, redness, burning, itching, blurred vision, pain, and light sensitivity. An unstable tear film can suffocate and starve the eyes from oxygen and nutrients.
Artificial tears and eye drops won’t get rid of your dry eye symptoms. Help provide your eyes with the oxygen and nutrients they need and stabilize your vision with MEIBOOST. Schedule your consultation for MEIBOOST today.