Dry Eye Treatment Options in Boston, Massachusetts

Dry eye is an uncomfortable condition that can make daily activities difficult. If you are living in Boston, MA, and have been experiencing dry eye symptoms, consider one of the following treatments to restore the health of your eyes and a better quality of life.

What is Dry Eye? 

Dry eye is a chronic condition that occurs when the eyes can not produce enough tears to stay lubricated. This may happen because of inflammation in the meibomian glands and a disorder in the tear-producing lacrimal glands. Symptoms may include redness, burning, itchiness, sticky discharge, crusting around the eyelids, and blurry vision. If left untreated, vision problems can worsen so we encourage patients to schedule a consultation as soon as possible if they are experiencing any symptoms.

Treatments for Dry Eye

Boston Vision is pleased to offer several cutting-edge treatment options to relieve dry eye symptoms and improve the overall health of your eyes. 


Tearcare is an FDA-approved treatment that takes less than 15 minutes to perform in our office. During the procedure, a disposable eyepiece will administer controlled heat to the inner eyelids and pressure on the outer eyelids. The applied heat causes a release of lipids from the blocked Meibomen glands so that the eyes can properly lubricate and restore a healthy tear film. By targeting the root cause of dry eye syndrome, Tearcare can effectively relieve chronic dry eye symptoms.

Serum Tears

Serum tears are an advanced treatment offered by our eyecare team. Unlike artificial tears, these tears are made from serums naturally found in the blood. These serums will restore the health of the eyes and ensure proper functioning. Each patient’s blood is used during treatment, making this a safe and effective treatment option.

OptiLight by Lumeni

OptiLight is the only FDA-approved IPL treatment for dry eye. IPL (intense pulsed light) increases meibomian gland function and decreases inflammation to improve several dry eye symptoms. Pulses of light energy also kill bacteria that can irritate and damage the eyes or eyelids. This treatment is ideal for patients with dry eye disease caused by MGD (meibomian gland dysfunction) but many individuals can benefit.

Schedule a Consultation

Our team of expert eye doctors is pleased to offer the most advanced treatment options for dry eye and we can help you find the right one for your individual needs. To learn more about dry eye treatments in Boston, MA, schedule a consultation today at one of our eight office locations in the Boston area. 

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