Dry Eye Therapy in Pemberton & Lillooet

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Say Goodbye to Dry Eyes

If you have dry and uncomfortable eyes, we’re here for you. Our team at Sea to Sky Optometry has the knowledge and expertise to diagnose, treat, and manage your dry eyes so you can get back to seeing comfortably and clearly.

Book an appointment today to get the help you need!

What is Dry Eye Disease?

Dry eye disease is a common condition that can lead to a variety of symptoms including dry, red, scratchy, or uncomfortable eyes. If you have dry eye syndrome, it means your eyes don’t produce enough tears or you’re not able to maintain a proper tear film to keep your eyes moist.

In some cases, dry eye disease is caused by a condition called meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). The meibomian glands are responsible for producing enough oil to keep your tears healthy. If there is a lack of oil in your tears, it can cause your tears to evaporate too quickly, drying your eyes out.

How We Treat Dry Eyes

At Sea to Sky Optometry, we treat dry eyes caused by MGD using intense regulated pulsed light (IRPL) therapy. We use the E>Eye device which is the first dry eye-specific IPL device with IRPL technology.

What is IRPL Dry Eye Therapy?

IRPL is a non-invasive and effective 10-minute procedure that activates the meibomian glands to restore the tear film and reduce dry eye symptoms.

IRPL targets dry eye by:

  • Improving meibomian gland function
  • Unclogging thick oil in the meibomian glands
  • Reducing inflammation & redness
  • Improving the tear film
  • Rejuvenating meibomian glands to produce more oil

IRPL therapy is approved for people with skin tones 1-4 and those who are not currently pregnant. While many people can benefit from IRPL therapy, it’s especially useful for:

  • People with rosacea
  • People seeking a convenient dry eye treatment
  • People who want to treat dry eyes at the source of the problem
  • Contact lens wearers

Before the procedure, we’ll ask that you remove any makeup or moisturizer from your skin. Then, we’ll give you protective goggles to wear, and apply an ultrasound gel to your cheekbones.

The IRPL treatment consists of 5 flashes from the inner eyelid to the temporal area. After the IRPL treatment, the ultrasound gel is removed and there is no redness or downtime. We recommend wearing sunscreen to protect your skin after your procedure.

While approximately 90% of patients see an instant improvement in dry eye symptoms after the first treatment, we recommend 3-4 sessions, typically spaced 2 weeks apart for long-lasting results.

Results can last up to 3 years, depending on your eyes. Yearly maintenance treatments are recommended to keep meibomian glands healthy and prevent dry eyes.

Find Relief from Dry Eyes Today

IRPL therapy can bring you the relief you need and deserve. With over 150,000 patients seeing results worldwide, we are proud to offer this technology to our patients in Whistler, Pemberton, and Lillooet.

Book an appointment today to see if IRPL dry eye therapy can help you!

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Our Locations

Lillooet, BC

New location is now open!

We are located on Main Street, across from the Rec Centre and very near the public library and the Lillooet Hospital. Lillooet is a 35-minute drive from Pavilion, along Highway 99. In addition to Pavilion, we proudly serve the surrounding communities of Gold Bridge, Bralorne, Ashcroft and Cache Creek.

 

Contact Information

Address

917 Main St.
Lillooet BC V0k 1V0

Hours of Operations

Monday
9 AM6 PM
Tuesday
9 AM6 PM
Wednesday
9 AM6 PM
Thursday
9 AM6 PM

Pemberton, BC

We are located on Aster Street, in the building between Pioneer Street and Prospect Street. Some street parking is available, and we have a full parking lot at the back of the building. Pemberton is a 25-minute drive from Whistler. It is located 35 km north of Whistler along highway 99.

Contact Information

Address

4-1366 Aster Street
Pemberton BC V0N 2L0

Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM6 PM
Thursday
9 AM6 PM
Friday
9 AM6 PM
Saturday
Closed*
Sunday
Closed

*We are open 1 Saturday per month.

Mobile Clinic

Sea to Sky Optometry is proud to offer a mobile clinic that can easily visit your school, business, or community. Currently, we have helped the communities of:

  • Bella Coola – Nuxalk Nation
  • Mount Currie – Lil’wat Nation
  • Pavillion Lake – Ts’kw’aylaxw First Nation
  • Rivers Inlet – Wuikinuxv Nation
  • In-SHUCK-ch Nation – Q’aLaTKu7eM First Nation
  • SkookumChuck – Skatin Nations
  • Port Douglas – Tipella First Nation
  • D’Arcy – N’Quatqua
  • Klemtu – Kitasoo / Xai’Xais First Nation 

Contact us today for more information and to book your mobile clinic visit!


New location is now open!

We are located on Main Street, across from the Rec Centre and very near the public library and the Lillooet Hospital. Lillooet is a 35-minute drive from Pavilion, along Highway 99. In addition to Pavilion, we proudly serve the surrounding communities of Gold Bridge, Bralorne, Ashcroft and Cache Creek.

 

Contact Information

Address

917 Main St.
Lillooet BC V0k 1V0

Hours of Operations

Monday
9 AM6 PM
Tuesday
9 AM6 PM
Wednesday
9 AM6 PM
Thursday
9 AM6 PM

We are located on Aster Street, in the building between Pioneer Street and Prospect Street. Some street parking is available, and we have a full parking lot at the back of the building. Pemberton is a 25-minute drive from Whistler. It is located 35 km north of Whistler along highway 99.

Contact Information

Address

4-1366 Aster Street
Pemberton BC V0N 2L0

Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM6 PM
Thursday
9 AM6 PM
Friday
9 AM6 PM
Saturday
Closed*
Sunday
Closed

*We are open 1 Saturday per month.

Sea to Sky Optometry is proud to offer a mobile clinic that can easily visit your school, business, or community. Currently, we have helped the communities of:

  • Bella Coola – Nuxalk Nation
  • Mount Currie – Lil’wat Nation
  • Pavillion Lake – Ts’kw’aylaxw First Nation
  • Rivers Inlet – Wuikinuxv Nation
  • In-SHUCK-ch Nation – Q’aLaTKu7eM First Nation
  • SkookumChuck – Skatin Nations
  • Port Douglas – Tipella First Nation
  • D’Arcy – N’Quatqua
  • Klemtu – Kitasoo / Xai’Xais First Nation 

Contact us today for more information and to book your mobile clinic visit!


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