What are Dry Eyes, and How Can You Treat Them?
Dry eyes are a fairly common, albeit uncomfortable, condition that many people struggle with at some point in their life. Dry eyes could disrupt the quality of your life by negatively impacting things you do daily. What can you do to treat the condition if you have dry eye syndrome?
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What is Dry Eye Syndrome?
There is a large range of symptoms for dry eye and therefore a large range of treatments. For instance, if your eyes become gritty and uncomfortable after working on a computer for too long, practicing the 20-20-20 rule can help you avoid dry eye and discomfort. If you find that your eyes become dry after being in an air-conditioned room for too long, be sure to take a break from that environment and get some fresh air. These simple steps can make a world of difference to your eyes.
However, some people need to take advantage of other treatment options to address their dry eyes. Dry eye syndrome develops for one of two reasons. The first is that you may be suffering from a decrease in quality tear production. The second is that you may have an increase in tear evaporation. Dry eyes can develop due to certain health conditions such as Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vitamin A deficiency or rheumatoid arthritis or from certain medication intake.
Treatment Options for Dry Eye Syndrome
Although dry eye syndrome can sound like a daunting diagnosis, the reality is that there are several treatment options available to address it. Here are a few options that our eye doctors will discuss with you:
TearCare is an in-office treatment we offer. This type of dry eye treatment is unique because it can address the underlying causes of your dry eye while you blink. The goal of TearCare is to restore normal tear flow by clearing obstructions.
- Scleral lenses
Scleral lenses for dry eyes are a unique type of contact lens because they are customized specifically for your eyes. Scleral lenses vault over the cornea and the eye’s conjunctiva, which keeps the eye well-hydrated when you’re wearing them.
Lipiflow is an effective in-office dry eye treatment. This thermal pulsation treatment lasts approximately 12 minutes, during which time blockages are removed from the meibomian glands. By unblocking these glands, your eyes can begin to produce the oils needed for natural lubrication naturally.
- BlephEx Treatment
An in-office procedure that removes excess bacteria and toxins that live along the lash margin and contribute to DES
- Advanced ZocuShield Cleanse
An Advanced ZocuShield Cleanse uses a hibiscus-infused compound to cleanse the margins of your eyelids gently. This can help restore eye hydration while giving your eyes a healthier appearance.
Learn More About Treatment Options for Dry Eye Syndrome
Our eye doctors go to great lengths to ensure that you understand the treatment options available to you if you have dry eye syndrome and help you make the best decision. If you’re suffering from chronic dry eyes, get in touch with us today to determine whether you have dry eye syndrome and provide you with treatment options.
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Testimonial from Silviya, Dry Eye Patient
I am so happy that I found MCLI and WCLI. Dr Leoni and Dr. Kramer are very nice and understanding. They go above and beyond to help you and make sure that you get the right solution to your case. They answer all your questions and concerns. Very professional stuff. Thank you!