Dry Eye is an extremely common eye problem which can significantly affect your quality of life! Traditionally it used to be a disease of women and old age, but thanks to our new lifestyle we are now seeing it in men and young adults as well! Dry eyes is a multifactorial disease and one approach doesn’t fit all.
Dry eye occurs when the eyes aren't sufficiently moisturized, leading to itching, redness and pain. The eyes may become dry and irritated because the tear ducts don't produce enough tears, or because the tears themselves have a chemical imbalance.Dry eye is not only painful, it can also damage the eye's tissues and impair vision. Fortunately, many treatment options are available.Non-surgical treatments for dry eye include blinking exercises, increasing humidity at home or work, and use of artificial tears or moisturizing ointment. If these methods fail, small punctal plugs may be inserted in the corners of the eyes to limit tear drainage, or the drainage tubes in the eyes may be surgically closed.For more information on dry eye and treatment options, see our informational brochure here: DryEyes.pdf
Some of the Prescription and Non Prescription products that are available for the treatment of Dry Eyes are below. Ask us about which ones are right for you.
Punctal Plugs are a safe and effective way to manage dry eyes and can be done in a short office visit.