Southwood Eyecare

RF/IPL in Calgary

Get to Know Us

Advanced Dry Eye Treatment

At Southwood Eyecare, we are always aiming to exceed expectations. One of the ways we do this is by ensuring we have the right tools to diagnose and treat a wide range of ocular concerns. 

Dry eye is common in Calgary’s climate, and many Albertans struggle with the uncomfortable symptoms on a daily basis. We use innovative treatment methods that will help you find relief.

We have invested in Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Forma Radiofrequency (RF), both by InMode. If dry eye is getting in the way of clear, comfortable vision, book an appointment today to explore these treatment methods.

How Do IPL & RF Work?

InMode IPL and RF treatments are particularly helpful for those whose dry eye is caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. When these small, oil-producing glands are blocked, the tear film lacks enough oil to keep moisture from evaporating too quickly, causing dry eye.

IPL uses light energy to warm the meibomian glands, liquefying any blockages. RF works in a similar way, using electrical currents to stimulate the oil glands, improving the quality of the tear film and alleviating dry eye symptoms. Learn more about these treatments by booking your appointment today.

Are InMode Treatments Right for You?

If you have persistent dry eye, our InMode treatments may help. Some of the symptoms of dry eye include:

  • Stinging or burning sensation
  • Gritty sensation, like sand in the eye
  • Stringy mucus in or around the eyes
  • Redness or sensitivity to light
  • Eye fatigue, difficulty keeping the eyes open
  • Blurry vision or excessive tearing

Book an appointment with us today, and we will assess your dry eye to determine whether IPL and RF are a good fit for you.

What To Expect

After a thorough consultation with an optometrist, you will receive comprehensive instructions about how to prepare, as well as how the treatments are performed.

How To Prepare

To prepare for your treatment, you should:

  • Avoid UV exposure for a few days prior to treatment
  • Come to the office with a clean face, free of makeup
  • Do not use exfoliants or peeling masks before your appointment
  • Avoid aspirin or ibuprofen for a week prior to your appointment

The number of treatments you need will be determined by your unique situation.

Most patients find they can resume normal activity immediately after treatment and experience little to no discomfort during the procedure.

You may experience some redness post-treatment.

Try a New Treatment Today

We can help you find relief from dry eye. To see how IPL and RF treatments from InMode can help you, book your appointment today.

Come See Us

We have plenty of convenient parking in the Southwood Corner shopping centre at the junction of Southland Drive & Elbow Drive.

Our Address

  • 160-10233 Elbow Drive SW
  • Calgary, Alberta T2W 1E8

Contact Us

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 6:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM 3:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Our Services

Comprehensive Eye Exams

The best thing you can do for your visual health is to get regular eye exams. Our thorough exams include detailed explanations of all tests, plus advanced diagnostic imaging.

Relief From Dry Eye

Our dry climate combined with the digital reality of many people’s working lives makes irritating dry eye symptoms incredibly common among Calgarians. Learn how we can help you find relief.

Contact Lens Fittings

Your eyes deserve fresh-feeling, comfortable contacts that deliver impeccable vision. Allow our optometrist to help you find the optimal fit and prescription for your unique eyes.

Prescription Eyewear

Gorgeous frames? Check. Flawless lenses? Check. Find your new favourite glasses in our optical boutique.

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