How are Dry Eyes treated?
It is essential to find the reason behind dry eyes it to treat them. In cases where an underlying disorder causes dry eyes, it becomes imperative to address it.
Lubricating teardrops will be prescribed for mild to moderate and occasional dry eyes. It helps lubricate the eyes and relieve uncomfortable symptoms.
In some situations, oral medications, as well as medicated eye drops, may be prescribed to reduce the inflammation in the eyes, stimulate tear glands and restore tear production ability of the eyes.
Surgical procedures may be used in cases of chronic and severe dry eyes. The tear drainage holes are closed temporarily to let the volume of tears remain in the eyes for a bit longer.
Intense-pulsated light therapy also reduces dryness of the eyes at Metro Vision.
In some cases, you may also benefit from a specialty and customized contact lens fitting, which helps reduce dryness.
If you have any more questions or wish to schedule an appointment at Metropolitian Vision Associates, please reach out to us. Our team of excellent optometry professionals will be there to assist you.