Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome is a condition that affects millions of Americans. Dry eye syndrome is when the eye is unable to maintain a healthy layer of tears to coat it. Here are some tips on how you can treat your dry eye symptoms:

  • Rewetting drops called artificial tears (such as Systane or Refresh Tears)
  • Hot compresses or eyelash cleaning
  • Omega 3 fatty acid supplements (flax seed or fish oil)
  • Restasis prescription eye drops
  • Humidifier at home, especially when sleeping
  • For advanced dryness, tiny plugs placed in the tear drainage ducts help the tears stay on the surface of the eye

And drink plenty of water!
Please check back with us for more useful #eyecare tips.

– Dr. Richard Elhaj, O.D.
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