THE DRY EYE CENTER OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

Dr. Melanie J. Jones, Optometrist, P.C.

CUTTING EDGE DIAGNOSTICS WITH NATURAL TREATMENT PLANS

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SERVICES


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Family Eye Care

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DRY EYE


DRY EYE
Dry, itchy eyes, or "Dry Eye Syndrome" is the most common complaint that eye doctors hear from patients. Symptoms can be felt as dryness, itchiness, burning, stinging, grittiness and an inability to read for long periods of time. People experience dry eye differently. Age, gender, nutritional deficiencies, environmental conditions and eyelid disease or dysfunction all can contribute to the underlying cause of a person's dry eyes.  Identifying and treating the cause, not just the symptoms, of dry eyes promotes a natural and effective path to relief.  

MENOPAUSE AND DRY EYE


MENOPAUSE  AND DRY EYE
The exact role menopause plays in the development of dry eye is not well understood  but it is thought that the hormonal changes in women – particularly, decreasing levels of estrogen – can cause thickening of the oils secreted by the meibomian glands, which results in blockages. These blockages in turn can lead to drop out of the meibomian glands.  The blockages or loss of meibum will decrease the oily outer layer of the tears which is what contributes to increased evaporation and dry eye symptoms.  Our in office treatment with the Mibo Thermoflo can liquefy the meibum in as little as three sessions.  


THE NITTY GRITTY


Healthy Meibomian Glands

Current research has found that 90% of Dry Eye Disease is caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. The meibomian glands produce the oily, lipid layer of the tears. This outermost layer of your natural tears is what keeps them from evaporating. Here you can see the healthy glands which appear as white, worm like stripes on the upper and lower lids.

Unhealthy Meibomian Glands

Here you can see that most of the healthy white wormlike structures are missing. Those missing glands is what causes dry eye in most patients. We have an in office procedure that is comfortable and soothing and, best of all, helps to revitalize these glands!

Exam Room

We are here for you! Comprehensive eye exams and contacts for the whole family are also available.

Designer Frames

We also offer a wide selection of designer frames at box store prices!

About Insurance


About Insurance
We don’t take most insurances, but we do take the time to listen & find out what is really going on.  Insurance plans have caused today's doctors to have to see more patients in shorter periods of time in order to have a viable practice.  We subscribe to the old fashioned family doctor plan where we charge reasonable fees and spend quality time with our patients. 

About Us


Melanie Jones, O.D.

Optometrist

Owner and primary care provider

Derek Sarratore

Office manager/Optician

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Natural solutions to dry eyes

  • 5770 Cleveland Avenue, Stevensville, MI
  • 269-408-8221
  • dr.melaniejjones@gmail.com
  • Monday: 10AM - 2PM Tuesday: 9AM - 4PM Wednesday: 10AM - 2PM Thursday: 2PM - 7PM (Closed Nov. 22nd) Friday: 2PM - 6PM (Closed Nov. 23rd) Saturday: By Appointment Sunday: Closed

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