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Dry Eye Treatment in Allendale, MI

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When It Comes to Treating Dry Eye, You’ll See We Do It Better

At Rejuvenation Dry Eye Center, our office is stocked with the latest technology that we will use to screen your eyes for anything that may be contributing to your condition. Regardless of the factors behind your dry eye, we will identify the root cause and recommend a custom plan to help hydrate your eyes and provide you with long-term relief.

What is dry eye disease?

What Is Dry Eye Disease?

Dry eye disease develops when the tear ducts don’t produce enough tears, or the meibomian glands are obstructed, both resulting in an unstable tear film and the eyes losing proper lubrication. Usually, symptoms worsen over the course of the day, leading to redness, irritation, itchiness, and if left untreated, can lead to permanent damage to the eye itself. At Rejuvenation, we can alleviate these symptoms and treat their root causes so that you can experience comfort all day, every day.
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Risk Factors of Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye disease is a highly common issue that is becoming more prevalent among adults. Some instigators that can cause dry eye include:

  • Extensive screen usage
  • Contact lens use
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction
  • Certain medications, including antidepressants and antihistamines
  • Medical conditions like thyroid disorders, autoimmune diseases, and diabetes
  • Environmental factors like weather, pollution, dry climates, and smoke exposure
  • Gastrointestinal Issues (GI)
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Are You Experiencing Dry Eye Symptoms?

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, then you may be suffering from dry eye. Schedule an appointment with Rejuvenation Dry Eye Center if you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • Persistent dryness and irritation
  • Gritty or sandy sensation
  • Burning or stinging
  • Redness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurry vision
  • Increased eye watering (as a reflex response to dryness)
  • Contact Lens Discomfort

Diagnosing Dry Eye at Rejuvenation

We have the most advanced dry eye diagnostic and treatment technology in the area, which our expert team will use to get an extremely precise scan of your eyes’ vision and health. By determining the source of your condition, our team will be able to craft a specialized treatment plan that both treats your dry eye and relieves you of your symptoms. The benefit of having so many treatment options, ranging from IPL therapy to at-home remedies, is that we can adapt your treatment to your condition, preferences, and lifestyle.

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Our Dry Eye Treatments

Adaptability is the key to our treatments. Each patient and case of dry eye is different, which is why we offer a wide range of at-home and in-office remedies. We will be at your side throughout the course of your treatment and will make sure that you’re able to get the relief you deserve.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are used to treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, which occurs when the oil-producing glands in your eyelids become clogged. This can result in inflammation and irritation, increased chance of infection, and abnormal blood vessel growth. IPL helps restore functionality and can also be used to reduce acne and wrinkles.


Zocular Eyelid System Treatment (ZEST) is a painless and effective procedure that helps eliminate symptoms caused by blepharitis and other conditions that inflame the eyelids. Bacteria and toxins can get caught and grow in your eyelashes. ZEST cleans the eyelids and eyelashes, and also removes bacterial buildup and residual biofilm. ZEST is effective at offering immediate relief and preventing future inflammation.

Heat-based Lid Therapy

Heat-based lid therapy involves applying gentle warmth to the eyelids, which helps clear blockages in the meibomian glands. This restores the oil components in your tears to a healthy equilibrium, which makes the tears your glands produce more effective.

LLLT (Low Level Light Therapy)

Low level light therapy (LLLT) involves using specific light wavelengths to help reduce inflammation in and around the eyes. Skin cells absorb the light, which helps increase blood flow and activate the cells that promote tissue repair and natural healing. This treatment can also help get rid of acne and wrinkles, giving you a fresh, healthy look while also counteracting the inflammation driving your dry eye.

Prescription Eye Drops

At Rejuvenation, we offer a large number of FDA-Approved eye drops to help treat all types of dry eye, from mild to severe. Both nighttime and daytime drops are available to accommodate your routine. We also have preservative-free drops to help soothe sensitive eyes and thicker gels and ointments for more serious cases where the eyes are gritty, extra dry, sore, and highly irritated.

Contact Lenses

Certain types of specialty contacts lenses can also reduce dry eye symptoms and provide relief. Scleral lenses are a larger type of lens that vault over your corneas and instead rest on the white of the eye, or sclera. These lenses create a tear reservoir that keeps your eyes hydrated.

Vital Tears Autologous Serum

Autologous Serum Eye Drops (ASED) are drops created from your own blood, which ensures maximum compatibility with your eyes. Because ASEDs mimic the biochemical properties of your own natural tears, they promote cell growth and heal the ocular surface.

Eyelid Hygiene

Eyelids and eyelashes can experience bacterial growth buildup in the lashes and other nooks around the eye, which can result in chronic dry eye if left unchecked. We offer a wide range of hygiene products to clear these blockages and help you maintain your eye health. Lid wipes and hypochlorous spray can be used to keep your eyelids clean and dry eye symptoms at bay. We also have ointments which can be used overnight, which helps ensure that the eyes remain hydrated and protected.

Masks and At-Home Treatment

Heat masks and eye drops are a mainstay of at home therapy. Heat masks (like our Tranquileyes XL mask) can help unclog the meibomian glands which will give a more stable tear film and keep your eyes hydrated. When used regularly, specific eye drops will help hydrate your eyes more efficiently to reduce your symptoms.

Nutraceuticals and Lifestyle

Sometimes a lifestyle change can reduce or eliminate dry eye disease. Supplements can be effective at closing the nutritional gaps that are known to decrease gland function, increase inflammation, and reduce eye health. Reducing the amount of time spent in front of screens, and taking steps to improve the hydration levels in your eyes can also be effective. Our doctors are experts and can help you pinpoint and correct certain lifestyle habits that may be contributing to your dry eye symptoms.

Punctal Plugs

Punctal plugs are small devices that are inserted directly in the tear ducts to control tear flow. This prevents tears from draining from the eye’s surface, which helps keep the eyes moist and comfortable. These tiny valves are inserted in the office and are an excellent solution for certain patients who suffer from itchiness, burning, or red eyes.

Amniotic Membranes

Amniotic membranes are used for our most severe dry eye cases. They are derived from human placental tissues to promote healing, reduce scarring and inflammation, as well fight infection. These natural, safe, and FDA approved membranes use the body’s natural healing properties to restore damaged tissue. They are also used in ocular surface optimization to make cataract surgery more successful.

About Dr. Nick Lillie: The Dry Eye Guy

Dr. Nick Lillie is deeply committed to providing top-notch eye care to the residents of Allendale, his hometown, and the surrounding communities. With a broad and comprehensive education, he possesses a specialized understanding of dry eye disease, which is further enhanced by his work in ocular disease and years of experience. Recognizing the growing need for specialized dry eye treatment, Dr. Nick Lillie founded the Rejuvenation Dry Eye Center to deliver comprehensive and tailored care and ensure every patient finds a solution, no matter their situation.

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Check Out Dr. Nick Lillie’s YouTube Channel!

For in-depth answers to the dry eye questions you didn’t even know you had, explore Dr. Nick Lillie’s fun and informative YouTube channel. He uploads fresh content every week, covering all sorts of relevant topics like managing eye redness, using contact lenses with dry eyes, and unraveling the underlying causes of itchy eyes. Subscribe to his channel to receive invaluable eye care insights that could mean the difference between healthy eyes and chronic discomfort for you or a loved one.

Why Choose Rejuvenation Dry Eye Center for Your Treatment?

Our team at Rejuvenation performs personalized exams using advanced technology to ensure that we can treat even the trickiest and most stubborn cases of dry eye. Experts like Dr. Nick Lillie make it possible for us to provide targeted, effective care and provide patients with a treatment that will offer long-term relief.
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Refer Your Patient

At Rejuvenation Dry Eye Center, we stand ready to support your patients through the challenges of chronic dry eye. We take a compassionate, well-coordinated approach to provider collaboration, which means we’ll maintain open communication with you and your patient throughout the entire process as we help them find relief from their dry eye.