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Dry Eye Treatment for everyone

  • Having red eye at the end of the day?
  • Tired eyes after watching TV or computer screen?
  • Getting dry eyes because of contact lenses or air conditioners?
  • Tired of short relief eye drops?
  • Looking for a quick and easy Dry Eye Treatment?

Dry eye syndrome is a common problem affecting nearly 20% of the population, with symptoms increasing with age.

The conditions of a modern lifestyle involving: working on computer screens, driving cars, artificial lights, air pollution, wearing contact lenses and air conditioning, make dry eye syndrome a common nuisance.

Generally speaking, dry eye conditions is the result of a lacrimal layer issue, either caused by insufficient tears or an excessive evaporation.

It is recognised that a large majority of cases are caused by the evaporative form, mainly due to an insufficiency of the external lipid layer of the lacrimal film secreted by Meibomian glands.

This evaporative form of dry eye syndrome is commonly named Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) which often leads to Meibomian blepharitis characterised by chronic inflammation of the eyelid.

Current treatments:

There aren’t many solutions available on the market for people suffering from the evaporative form of dry eyes. Treatments currently available are mainly substitutions and are often insufficient to overcome the discomfort felt by patients:

  • Eye drops (artificial tears)
  • Steam glasses
  • Massage / expression of the glands…

Unfortunately none of those solutions are permanent and the effects only last for a couple of hours if not less.

E>Eye: a new solution for millions of people suffering from dry eye syndrome!

The E>Eye Polychromatic Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment might be the solution for you.

E>Eye New Zealand

Efficient, simple and affordable, the E>Eye IPL device is the first and only treatment using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology bringing long-lasting results!

  • Suitable for dry eye syndrome level 0 to 4 out of 4 (Oxford classification).
  • Results from the first treatment.
  • Medical Grade IPL device with a Medical CE certification.
  • Certified quality: Factory ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. Made in France


Dry Eye syndrome treatment due to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD):

Introduced as one of the best French innovations at OMDA 2013 in Brisbane and SILMO 2013 Expo in Paris, the E>Eye Medical Grade IPL device is the first and only Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) device in the world, specifically designed for the treatment of dry eye syndrome due to the Meibomian Glands Dysfunction (MDG).

100% developed and made in France by E-Swin, the world largest IPL device manufacturer, the E>Eye is a revolutionary solution now available in New Zealand.

Book your appointment today to discover a world innovation at last available for all patients suffering from dry eyes.


Stimulation of Meibomian glands

Meibomian glands

About 80 Meibomian cells are located on the upper and lower eyelids. These cells produce a lipid called meibum which is a fat phase. Its role is to avoid the tears evaporation, adapting the tears to the irregularities of the eye surface and adapting a perfectly convex dioptre.

Applying four specific pulses with the E>Eye IPL from the external canthus to the internal canthus may, by innervation, stimulate and block the Meibomian glands which may return them to their normal functions.

As a result the dry lipid layer will have a natural flow of lipid and the tears evaporation may be reduced, stopping the eyes from becoming dry.

Their are multiple benefits: It improves the comfort of wearing contact lenses, relieves pain from watching computers and other screens, reduces redness of the eye, and more…

Don’t hesitate, try our dry eye treatment today.


Where can I be treated?

If you are suffering from dry eye syndrome or even chronic dry eyes and you are interested to receive an E>Eye IPL treatment, please contact us at Merivale Optical.

Polychromatic Pulsed Light

E-Eye is a device that generates a polychromatic pulsed light by producing perfectly calibrated and homogenously sequenced light pulses.

The sculpted pulses are delivered under the shape of train pulses. The energy, spectrum and time period are precisely set to stimulate the Meibomian glands in order for them to return their normal function.


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