To date, the best dry eye treatment that our team of doctors has found is a product from a local Minnesota startup company, Tear Restore.
One of the founders, Ken Dauschmidt, gave our team of doctors a demonstration of how the product works.
The TearRestore Mask is packed full of features:
Meibomian gland applicators match the anatomy of the eyelid which results in a targeted treatment where you need it.
Anatomical norms results in a one size fits all design.
Comfort and durability are ensured through the use of a flexible and resilient polymer.
TearRestore’s heat pack assures patients and clinicians that therapeutic levels of heat are being supplied to the Meibomian glands at every treatment. Furthermore, TearRestore heat packs are manufactured in the U.S. with non-toxic food grade sodium acetate and medical grade vinyl. Heat Packs are extremely durable and can be reactivated up to 90 times!
- The best part, we think, is, TearRestore’s unique design, which permits the use of vision throughout treatment, allows for the eyelids to blink which functions to redistribute the tear film over the surface of the eye. Through combining natural tear film redistribution with therapeutic heat, our device has the ability to provide superior irritation relief over traditional warm compress treatments. YES. You do not have to sit with your eyes closed while you treat this condition.
- SO. EASY. SO. CONVENIENT.