At EYECARE for You, our optometrists specialize in the treatment of dry eye. Artificial tears may relieve symptoms temporarily, but they do not treat the underlying cause of the dry eye. Our optometrists will evaluate your eyes to determine the type of dry eye you have, evaporative dry eye or aqueous deficient dry eye, and recommend the appropriate treatments. These may include prescription medications, home therapies, such as using a hot compress and taking an omega-3 supplement, and advanced in-office treatments, such as Lipiflow, Low Level Light Therapy, Intense Pulsed Light, and Radiofrequency.
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Treatments
- Low Level Light Therapy
- Intense Pulsed Light
Aqueous Deficiency Dry Eye Treatments
Prescription eye drops or nasal sprays may be prescribed to increase tear production and reduce inflammation. Another treatment that may be recommended is punctal plugs. Small plugs are placed into the drainage duct of your eyelids to help keep tears on the eyes longer.