Treating Chronic Dry Eye: A Holistic Approach

Dry eye is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions. It can be caused by a variety of underlying factors, all of which result in inadequate moisture. If your eyes don’t get the moisture they need to nourish them, this leads to daily eye discomforts like burning and stinging sensations, eye fatigue, redness, light sensitivity, and blurred vision. our team here at See Vision Eye can help by identifying the underlying cause, and developing a plan to help you manage it effectively.

Understanding Possible Causes Behind Dry Eye

The first step in our approach to chronic dry eye is to uncover its origin, which can range from something as common as aging or hormonal changes, to dusty environments and the side effects of oral and eye drop medications. Patients who use prescription eye drops for conditions like glaucoma, may experience dryness and irritation from the preservatives in the drops. In addition, some patients also suffer from a related condition called blepharitis, which causes irritation of the eyelids and can exacerbate dry eye symptoms. Finally, reading and extended use of computers and tablets can also cause dryness. Once we identify the underlying cause, we can craft a holistic, on-going, and personalized treatment plan for the successful management of your dry eyes.

How We Create Comfortable Vision Through Personalized Treatment

Every case of chronic dry eye is unique., Having a personalized treatment that addresses your specific circumstances can make a significant difference in providing relief. Here at See Vision Eye, we have several distinctive options that can be used hand-in-hand to improve your overall eye comfort.

1. Artificial Tears. Non-medicated eye drops are made to supplement the moisture your eyes lack.

2. Prescription Eye Drops. Medicated eye drops work by reducing inflammation and stimulating tear production.

3. Punctal Plugs. By inserting these tiny plugs into your tear ducts, tears have nowhere to drain out, keeping them on your eyes and locking in their moisture.

4. Special Procedures. In cases that require a bit more extensive work, procedures such as thermal pulsation or pulsed light therapy can be used to address the eyelids and eyes’ surface.

5. Lid Hygiene: When blepharitis is an underlying cause, using warm compresses and gently cleaning the eyelids with specially formulated eyelid scrubs can provide relief.

6. Diet and supplements: Incorporating Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet either naturally from foods like salmon, flaxseeds, and chia seeds, or taking a dietary supplement can improve symptoms

7. Lifestyle Adjustments. Your environment and habits can play a large role in the development of chronic dry eyes. We can help you identify what environments and habits you can change in your life to improve your symptoms.

How Dry Eye Syndrome Self-Care Routines Can Complement Our Professional Treatments

A great way to complement our tailored plans is with dry eye syndrome self-care routines at home. When used together, you’ll see:

  • Enhanced Comfort. Self-care routines like consciously blinking or taking rests when reading or working on the computer, staying hydrated, and using humidifiers can provide relief and enhance the effectiveness of professional treatments, leading to enhanced comfort.
  • Actively Contribute To Your Long-Term Management. By modifying the environment you’re in, you can better protect your eyes from factors that contribute to tear evaporation. Taking an active role like this contributes to the long-term management of your eye health.
  • Feel Empowered About Your Eye Health. Engaging in dry eye syndrome self-care routines can empower you to take on a proactive role in your eye health. This sense of empowerment can lead to better adherence to treatment plans, leading to successful management outcomes.
  • Sustainability. In using both professional treatment and self-care routines, you engage in a comprehensive dual strategy that addresses immediate symptoms and long-term factors that contribute to your dry eyes.

By working hand-in-hand, professional treatment and self-care routines give you the best chance at finding relief and maintaining your eye health for the long term.

The Benefits of Choosing An Eye Institute Like Us For Your Dry Eye Care

In putting your trust in See Vision Eye for your dry eye care, you’re also choosing:

  1. Access to the Latest Treatments. We’re constantly looking for new ways to help our patients by offering the latest, most effective treatments possible. With each new discovery, we not only expand our options but yours as well.
  2. On-going Support and Education. We are here to help you get to know your condition better and make use of the best dry eye care practices so that you can maintain excellent eye health and comfortable vision.
  3. Your Story Guides Our Care. The entire See Vision team, from the medical professionals to the front desk, is dedicated to your swift and pleasant recovery.

Discover how state-of-the-art surgical care and next-gen technology can transform your vision. Schedule a friendly consultation today, using our contact page, or by calling us at (561) 621-2020.

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Why See Vision Eye Institute?

At See Vision Eye Institute, our team specializes in diagnosing and treating various eye conditions, including cataracts. Our personalized approach ensures you receive tailored care to address your specific needs. By scheduling an appointment with us, you’re taking the first step toward clearer vision and comprehensive eye care.

Don’t let vision changes go unchecked. Contact See Vision Eye Institute today to schedule your eye exam and take charge of your eye health.

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