Do you suffer from dry eye? Some of the common symptoms include pain in the eyes, sensitivity to light, a feeling of grittiness within the eyes, feeling like there is something stuck in your eye when there is not actually anything there, itchy eyes, eye redness, and blurry vision. If you have been experiencing these symptoms, you may be developing a dry eye problem. Dry eye occurs for several different reasons, including menopause, or the aging process in general, side effects from drugs, especially birth control and antihistamines, and various disease that affect your body’s natural ability to produce tears. Our Whitney optometrists
, Dr. Tran and Dr. Tan, are here to provide you with dry eye treatments that will give you the relief that you need to go about your day-to-day activities comfortably again.
Whitney Dry Eye Treatments
There are several treatments that our Whitney optometrists will discuss with you in order to find the most suitable one. A commonly employed treatment at our practice is the use of artificial tears or ointments. These are available over-the-counter or by prescription. Restasis is a prescription eye drop that has proven to be effective for chronic dry eye. Our Whitney optometrists
will help you decide which brand of eye drops is best for you and instruct you on how to use them. R Another option that is used for more chronic cases of dry eye is a punctual occlusion—either temporary or permanent. This procedure closes the ducts that drain tears out of your eyes (which causes the dry eye) using a plug that is either temporary and will dissolve or will be there permanently depending on the doctor’s orders. For even more advanced cases of dry eye, surgery may be necessary.
If you have any questions about dry eye or dry eye treatment, do not hesitate to contact our Whitney optometrists
’ office to speak to Dr. Tran, Dr. Tan, or any of their friendly, knowledgeable staff members. We are here to help you sort through any optical issues you may have. To schedule your next appointment, you can either call our office or request an appointment time on our practice’s website. We hope to see you soon; there is no need to suffer through dry eye any longer.