Ocular Aesthetics

Droopy Eyelids or Wrinkles? We can help!

Ocular aesthetics have undergone significant changes over time. Historically, surgical procedures were the only option for improving the appearance of the eyes. However, with advancements in technology and techniques, non-surgical approaches have become popular for enhancing the look of the eyes.

One critical aspect of managing ocular aesthetics is addressing ocular surface disease, which can have a significant impact on the appearance of the eyes. Dry eye treatments, such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy or Red Light Therapy, have been shown to have secondary benefits beyond improving dry eye symptoms. These treatments can reduce ocular inflammation, which can improve the appearance of the eyes and surrounding facial skin.

Additionally, IPL and Red Light Therapy have been found to reduce facial skin redness, telangiectasia (spider veins), hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. These benefits are thought to be related to the anti-inflammatory effects of the treatments, which can improve the overall health and appearance of the skin.


Meet Upneeq!

Droopy eyelids are now improved with an eyedrop. Upneeq will raise the upper eyelid up to 2 millimeters with once per day use. Dr. Lucas has this exclusive prescription medication available for her patients in her office. No need to stop at the pharmacy or wait for mail order delivery!


What We Offer and Why


Eyes Are The Story

Eyes are the story offers products that are safe and gentle, formulated with natural and organic ingredients, which can help soothe and nourish the delicate skin around the eyes. Long-lasting with only high-quality ingredients designed to be smudge-proof, they are a great option for people with sensitive skin or those who prefer to use natural products.


Tired of struggling with your eyes as a part of your cosmetic routine? Twenty/Twenty is a collection of eye-safe beauty products designed by a board-certified ophthalmologist to help enhance the natural beauty of your eyes while keeping them healthy. They can be used on even the most sensitive eyes.

We Love Eyes

When it comes to the delicate nature of eyes, ingredients are everything. Dr. Tanya Gill has created a line of products promoting healthier and more thoughtful options; vegan, cruelty free, made without gluten, sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, or fake fragrances or colors.

The Naughty List

  • Parabens – preservatives linked to breast cancer and hormone disruption
  • Sulfates: SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) &SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) – surfactants used in cleansers to create later, can irritate the eyes and skin.
  • Phthalates - Makes cosmetics more flexible and less brittle, linked to reproductive problems and birth defects in animal studies.
  • Mineral Oil – can clog pores and lead to dehydration and flaking
  • Formaldehydes & formaldehyde releasing agents – preservatives known to be carcinogenic and cause skin irritation and allergies.
  • Retinyl almitate – similar to Retinol, breaks down when exposed to UV, creating free radicals which can damage the skin.
  • Fragrance – can cause skin irritation and allergies
  • Oxybenzone – a sunscreen ingredient, is a known hormone disruptor, skin irritant, and is toxic to coral reefs and marine life.
  • Coal Tar – contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons which are known carcinogens.
  • Hydroquinone – is a known carcinogen and skin irritant that can cause blue-black discoloration of the skin.
  • Toluene – A solvent commonly used in nail polish and hair dyes, linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity and respiratory problems
  • Triclosan – can contribute to hormone disruption, antibiotic resistance, and is harmful to aquatic life.
  • Triclocarban – same as Triclosan.
  • Ethyl acrylate – can cause skin irritation or allergies.
  • Ethyl methacrylate – same.
  • Methyl methacrylate – strong sensitizer for irritation and allergies.
  • Butyl methacrylate – damaging to lungs if inhaled.
  • Hydroxypropyl methacrylate – skin and respiratory sensitizer, damages lungs if inhaled.
  • Tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate – same.
  • Trimethylolpropane – eye, skin, respiratory irritant.
  • Trimethylmethacrylate – can cause allergic reactions.
  • Aluminum Salts – thought to cause breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and kidney problems.
  • Animal Oils/Musks/Fats – ethical and environmental concerns.
  • Benzophenone Related Compounds – endocrine disruptor.
  • Butoxyethanol – liver and kidney damage, reproductive toxicity.
  • Carbon Black–lung problems.
  • Lead – a toxic heavy metal sometimes found as a contaminant.
  • Lead Acetate – darkens grey air, but is neurotoxic.
  • Methyl Cellosolve – respiratory and reproductive toxicity.
  • Methoxyethanol – reproductive and developmental toxicity.
  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone – skin and allergy reactions.
  • Mercury Compounds – neurotoxic.
  • Thimerisol – a mercury compound.
  • Resorcinol – a hair dying agent, toxic when absorbed through the skin.
  • Talc – may contain asbestos, linked to ovarian cancer.
  • Toluene – damages nervous system, liver, and kidneys.
  • BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) – potential carcinogen.
  • BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) threshold 0.1% - allergen.
  • DEA (diethanolamine) – skin and eye irritant, potential carcinogen.
  • TEA (triethanolamine) – skin and eye irritant, potential carcinogen.
  • MEA (monoethanolamine) - skin and eye irritant, potential carcinogen.
  • ETA (Ethanolamine) - skin and eye irritant, potential carcinogen.
  • Nanoparticles - studies have suggested that certain types of nanoparticles may be able to penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream.
  • Petrolatum - studies have suggested that petrolatum may be contaminated with potentially harmful impurities, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are known carcinogens.
  • Paraffin - long-term exposure to paraffin fumes may be harmful to the respiratory system and may increase the risk of lung cancer.
  • Polyacrylamide - potential to be contaminated with acrylamide, which is a known carcinogen.
  • Acrylamide – known carcinogen.
  • Bromostyrene – limited safety information.
  • Deastyrene – limited safety information.
  • Styrene oxide – limited safety information.
  • Loose Mica – mined using child labor.
  • Loose powders and pigments – inhalation risk. In addition, some manufacturers use untested powders and pigments.
  • Loose Glitter – risk of eye irritation or injury.
  • Benzalkonium chloride (BAK) – skin irritations and allergic reaction.
  • Exfoliants – patch test before use.
  • Bimatoprost – may cause redness, itching and darkening of skin.
  • Argireline – evidence is mixed supporting its use.
  • Prostoglandins – red eyes, loss of orbital fat producing sunken look, skin darkening.
  • Dimethicone – skin irritation or allergic reaction.
  • PEGs (polyethyline glycols) – generally safe except occasional skin irritation.
  • PPGs (polypropylene glycols) – generally safe except occasional skin irritation.
  • Glycols – skin irritation and allergic reactions
  • Alcohols - individuals with sensitive skin may want to avoid products that contain high concentrations of alcohol or opt for alcohol-free alternatives
  • Propylene carbonateamino methyl propanol
    • Glycerin at high concentrations
    • Alcohols
    • Propylene carbonateamino methyl propanol

Lid Surgery Referral Opportunities


The same device used to treat dry eye has the added benefit of improving fine lines over the entire face!

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