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Dry Eyes of Summer – Effective Treatment is Available

Relief is at Hand

Dry Eyes - Relief and ExultationRight when we want to free ourselves of glasses and enjoy the warmth of summer, the dry, air-conditioned air makes our dry eyes worse making it more difficult to wear contact lenses. Symptoms of dry eye syndrome peak during the summer months. Thankfully, the doctors at Total Eye Care have achieved great success in treating patients with dry eyes and now have many new dry eye treatment options that were not available only a few years ago, including a new, patented nutritional supplement clinically proven to help patients with dry eyes.

Common Symptoms of Dry Eyes

  • Do your eyes bother you at the end of the day?
  • Do you look forward to taking your contact lenses out at the end of the day?
  • Are you light sensitive?
  • Do your contact lenses feel ok when you put them in, but as the day goes on they feel worse and worse?
  • Have you tried numerous types of contact lenses only to give up because all of them bother you?
  • Are your eyes often red and gritty?

If any of these situations sounds like you, meaningful relief is available. There is no need to continue putting up with chronic discomfort. Using artificial tears is not enough. Fortunately, comfortable vision is available to you with many of the new dry eye treatment options available.

Patented Dry Eye Relief

Better Options Than Artificial Tears

Total Eye Care’s Dry Eye Treatment Paradigm incorporates a clinically proven, patented nutritional supplement with medications and tear preservation procedures to help relieve a patient’s dry eye symptoms.

Dry eye syndrome treatment does not have a quick fix for symptomatic relief; rather it requires a systematic, proven approach to enhance our patient’s comfort and vision. Successful treatment often involves multiple methods to provide optimal comfort for both contact lens wearers and non-contact lens wearers alike.

Effective treatment may involve a change in contact lens type or modality, preservation of your own tears, nutritional supplements, prescription medications or even changes in contact lens solution. In some cases, a non-contact lens wearer may actually find wearing the right kind of contact lenses, in association with other treatments, markedly improves their comfort. Effective dry eye treatment requires a systematic approach from an expert familiar with all aspects of the condition.

Total Eye Care’s Dry Eye Experts are Here to Help

As you can see we have many treatment options available to us. The doctors at Total Eye Care have helped countless patients recover from the problems associated with dry eyes. If you would like to experience the better comfort available with the new dry eye treatments contact the dry eye experts at Total Eye Care, relief is only a phone call away.

To get started call us at 817.416.0333

or schedule online. We are here to help you.

LACRISERT® – an Option for Patients with Severe Dry Eye Syndrome

We now have LACRISERT® available in the office for the treatment of dry eye syndrome.  So far the results have been promising.  LACRISERT® is inserted inside your lower lid once or twice a day.  Lacrisert slowly releases supplemental tears to your eyes throughout the day.

Most patients have found that using the LACRISERT® once a day provides sufficient relief for most of the workday.  When the LACRISERT® has almost completely dissolved it tends to not stay trapped inside the lower lid, causing intermittent blurred vision.  A drop of artificial tears flushes out the last remnant restoring vision.

Please feel free to call the office to see if LACRISERT® may be an option for your dry eyes.

New Dry Eye Medication in Late Clinical Trials

Dry eyeInspire Pharmaceuticals announced that it has enrolled 450 patients in phase 3 of a clinical study that will compare the effectiveness of a new prescription medication in the treatment of dry eye syndrome.  At this time it is expected that the new medication, diquafosol tetrasodium ophthalmic solution 2%, will be marketed under the trade name, Prolacria.  Now that enrollment for phase three of the clinical trials has completed Inspire Pharmaceuticals expects to have results available in the first quarter of 2010.  The clinical trial will compare Prolacria with a placebo over a 6 week period.

This is great news for our patients that suffer from dry eye syndrome.  Rest assured that as soon as it is available we will let all of our readers know.

This great image of the dry eye is courtesy of Flicker user Sadisto’s, CC.

Patients and Doctors at Total Eye Care Discuss Dry Eye Syndrome

Seeing patients with complications related to dry eye syndrome are a very common occurrence at Total Eye Care.  Last month we made this video about dry eye syndrome.  The video discusses how silicone punctal plugs are used to treat dry eye syndrome.  It ties in well with this post on the Eye Doc Blog a few months ago about what causes  dry eye syndrome.  Check it out and let us know what you think.

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