Dry Eye Spa

At Northshore Eye Care, we created a relaxing dry eye spa to offer our patients the opportunity to treat dry eyes with one of the most advanced state-of-the-art systems, Tempsure Envi Radio Frequency (RF), ICON Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and ZEST treatment. We are excited to help people in Kenmore, Bothell, Woodinville, Lake Forest Park, Lynnwood, Kirkland and surrounding areas in Washington to look and feel their absolute best!

Dry eye is a common eye condition, with many patients relying solely on artificial tears, which offer incomplete relief. If untreated, dry eye can progress to cause severely debilitating symptoms that impact quality of life. Managing this complex and chronic disease requires early intervention.

What is Ocular Surface Disease?

Ocular surface disease (often referred to as Dry Eye Disease) is caused when components of the tear film are not in balance. Often leading to inflammation and in many cases atrophy of the meibomian gland. Meibomian glands are oil glands along the edge of the eyelids where the eyelashes are found. These glands make oil that is an important part of the eye’s tears. The oily layer is the outside of the tear film that keeps tears from drying up too quickly. When it stops working the eyes feel dry and become irritated, causing inflammation. This inflammation and lack of moisture make dry eyes very uncomfortable. Left untreated this disease process can become auto-immune in nature and lead to vision disturbances from damage to the cornea. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is the leading cause of dry eye attributing to over 86% of cases and it is now treatable with Radiofrequency and IPL!

What are the treatments for dry eye?


Radio Frequency Therapy

TempSure Envi is a radiofrequency (RF) treatment that safely and effectively treats dry eyes and under-eye bags, resulting in a smoother and healthier-looking appearance. It heats the meibomian glands to liquify the blockages and improves the quality of tears while also stimulating collagen production, skin tightening, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. RF treatment is painless, feels like a hot stone massage and requires no down time!

ICON - Intense Pulse Light (IPL)

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy, traditionally employed for cosmetic facial treatments, effectively addresses chronic dry eyes and MGD. This procedure involves emitting light flashes onto the eyelids, reducing inflammation, and stimulating meibomian glands to produce more oil for dry eye relief. Additionally, IPL eradicates bacteria and Demodex, as well as addressing Ocular Rosacea by sealing leaky vessels, leading to reduced inflammation and redness.

ZEST Treatment

Zest (Zocular Eyelid System Treatment) is like a deep shampoo for the eyes to clean and debride the lids and lashes. It is an in-office lid cleaning and debridement system using a natural okra-based gel to treat dry eye, demodex and blepharitis. Dry eye and blepharitis are often associated with poor hygiene of the eye area. The procedure is quick and painless, bringing immediate relief to symptoms of irritation and dry eye. In order to establish how best to treat your specific circumstance, our physician does a thorough eye exam before recommending treatment.

Dry Eye Spa Testimonial

"I have dry eye, and for the first time in my life, I received a treatment plan.
After only a week, my eyes are no longer painful and itchy.
I had IPL treatment in addition to other things and I'm really happy with the results.
I thought that I was just going to have to live with the discomfort for the rest of my life, so this is a great surprise."

By Diane B. ​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Please schedule an appointment for an eye exam to assess your dry eyes at (425) 485-3051!