At Shiloh Eye Care, we offer comprehensive and personalized dry eye treatment to provide relief and improve the overall health of your eyes.
Dry eye syndrome occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly, leading to discomfort, irritation, and vision disturbances. It can be caused by various factors, including environmental conditions, aging, hormonal changes, certain medications, and underlying health conditions.
When you visit our clinic for dry eye treatment, our experienced eye care professionals will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the underlying cause and severity of your condition. This evaluation may include tear film assessments, measuring tear production, and evaluating the health of your ocular surface.
Based on the findings, we will create a personalized treatment plan to address your specific dry eye needs. Treatment options usually include:
Artificial tears: Prescribing lubricating eye drops or ointments to supplement your natural tears and provide immediate relief from dryness.
Prescription medications: Depending on the type and severity of your dry eye, we may recommend prescription eye drops to reduce inflammation and improve tear production.
Punctal plugs: These tiny devices are inserted into the tear ducts to block tear drainage, keeping more tears on the ocular surface.
Lifestyle modifications: We may suggest adjustments to your environment, such as using a humidifier or avoiding dry, windy conditions, and making dietary changes to support eye health.
Eyelid hygiene: Proper eyelid hygiene, including warm compresses and gentle lid massages, can help improve the function of the oil glands and reduce dry eye symptoms.
Management of contributing factors: If dry eye is caused by an underlying health condition or medication, we will work with your primary care physician to manage and minimize those factors.
Throughout your dry eye treatment journey, our team at Shiloh Eye Care will provide ongoing support and monitor your progress. Regular follow-up appointments are essential to ensure the effectiveness of the treatment plan and make any necessary adjustments to optimize your eye health.
If you are experiencing dry eye symptoms or have concerns about your ocular comfort, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Shiloh Eye Care. Our dedicated and caring team is committed to helping you find relief from dry eye and achieve lasting eye comfort and health.