There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to dry eye treatment. Our optometrists work with patients to find the best solution based on symptoms, diagnosis, and personal preferences. We will also modify the plan throughout treatment to best fit patient needs. We want our patients to find the relief they’ve been waiting for and will take the extra steps to obtain clear and comfortable vision.
Bruder Eye Compress
Available for purchase in-office, Bruder Eye Compresses provide additional relief at-home in addition to other treatments. The device is heated for a few seconds in a microwave and then applied to the eyes for 10 minutes. The compress helps to open glands and improve tears.
Used in damaged or eroded corneas, Prokera® heals the surface of the eye while reducing inflammation. The device is similar to that of a contact lens and contains amniotic tissue, praised for its natural therapeutic properties. Prokera is inserted into the eyes by our Optometrist and removed in 5 to 7 days. The thick ring may be difficult to adjust to, but it will provide relief from the pain associated with dry eye.
Considered when eye drops fail to relieve dry eye, punctal plugs block tear ducts and prevents tears from draining. The lack of draining increases the eye’s tear film and moisture. The plugs are inserted in-office and, other than the slight initial discomfort, they are practically unnoticeable.
Restasis® is a twice-daily prescription that helps eyes naturally increase their tear production. It works by reducing inflammation in tear glands. Treatment with Restasis can take as long as 6 months before reaching maximum benefits, so it is important to continue use. Eye drops can also be used in conjunction with Restasis.
A prescription eye drop, Xiidra® was developed to treat the signs and symptoms caused by dry eye. It works by targeting the inflammation on the eye's surface and prevents inflammatory cell binding. Xiidra has been known to provide relief for some in less than 2 weeks and reduces the signs of dry eye by week 12.