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Orthokeratology: Services

Eyecare Plus Mermaid Beach is the first optometrist in Australia to offer RF Dry Eye Treatment and is the only practice on the Gold Coast to offer this service.
RF Dry Eye Treatment uses Bipolar Radiofrequency technology to treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, the most common cause of Dry Eyes. 

What is RF Dry Eye Treatment?

RF Dry Eye Treatment addresses the symptoms of dry eye disease caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). It is intended for use in the periorbital area and upper and lower lids, using controlled dermal heating to soften the oils blocking the meibomian glands and relieve inflammation. RF Dry Eye Treatment is used for the treatment of symptoms of Dry Eye Disease due to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Designed for ocular safety, the small-size applicator, precision RF depth control, and epidermal temperature monitoring with continuous feedback, ensure Forma-I is a safe alternative for millions of dry eye sufferers.


How does the RF Dry Eye Treatment work?

The RF Dry Eye Treatment feels like a warm massage in the eye area, improving blood circulation. By directly treating the periorbital region and eyelids. The treatment can help you achieve more defined characteristics while alleviating other issues such as red, burning, itchy eyes. Heat is delivered during the procedure to ‘melt’ the oils clogging your glands, and pressure from the movement of the applicator allow for the oils to be expressed.

What does the RF Dry Eye Treatment involve?
The RF Dry Eye Treatment only takes a few minutes. The patient's eyes are covered with protective shields. Gel is applied to the lower eyelid. A wand is used to gently massage the top and lower lid. 

How many RF Dry Eye Treatments do I need?
The protocol comprises of 4 initial treatment sessions. Your optometrist will re-assess your dry eyes 4 weeks post treatment and advise a plan for additional top up treatments to maintain your results. 

When will I feel a difference after RF Dry Eye Treatment?
The treatment effects are cumulative and patients usually feel the effects after the first two treatments.

How long does the RF Eye Treatment last?
The treatment effects can last up to 3-12 months, however patients will require a re-treatment plan, typically between 3-12 months, depending on the severity of their dry eye disease.

How much does the RF Dry Eye Treatment cost?
The RF Dry Eye Treatment costs $500 per treatment, so the initial course of 4 treatments costs $2000.

For more information about our RF Dry Eye Treatment or to have your Dry Eyes assessed please book an appointment online.

There are fees associated for dry eye assessments. To learn more about our fees and charges please call our practice on 5526 1400.

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