Dry Eye

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What is dry eye?

Dry eye happens when your eyes don’t make enough tears to stay wet or when the tears you are creating are not doing their job. Tears can be inadequate and unstable for many reasons. This can make your eyes feel uncomfortable, and in some cases, it can also cause vision problems. Dry eye affects millions of people every year and can be manageable through a variety of treatments including lifestyle changes.

What are the symptoms of dry eye?

Dry eye can cause:

  • A scratchy feeling, sensation of something in your eye
  • Stinging or burning
  • Red eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurry vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Stringy mucus on or around your eyes

Am I at risk for dry eye?

Anyone can get dry eye, but you might be more likely to have dry eye if you:

  • Are age 50 or older.
  • Are female.
  • Wear contact lenses
  • Don’t get enough vitamin A or omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Have certain autoimmune conditions.
  • Live in low humidity environments

What can you do to help?

Helpful tips include:

  • Drink plenty of water daily.
  • Avoid smoking and secondhand smoke.
  • Avoid direct airflow to eye.
  • Increase use of tears while reading & using devices.
  • Eye lid hygiene (Avenova, Ocusoft etc.)
  • Warm compresses & Lid massage.
  • Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplements
  • Artificial tears or lubricating ointment

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What can WE do to help?

Schedule an eye exam to determine the best solution for your dry eye.

  • Eyes of The Southwest provides new and effective technology to significantly improve tear production. Try TearCare Today!
  • Prescription dry eye drop options such as Restasis, Xiidra or Cequa

How Does Tear Care Work?

  • TearCare is a wearable eyelid technology device that administers gentle heat directly to the meibomian glands to liquefy the meibum, remove blockages and stimulate tear production.
  • Your eyes remain open, and you can blink normally throughout, allowing for a more comfortable and natural-feeling procedure while providing you with quicker results than traditional treatments. The heat will loosen up the blocked glands and will enable the doctor to express them.
  • For more details, please visit https://tearcare.com/ or call our office to schedule an appointment.