Imagine blinking, and instead of refreshing relief, your eyes feel dry, irritated, and uncomfortable. For many individuals, dry eye syndrome (DES) is a persistent issue affecting daily life and overall eye health. At Prairie Eye Care, we provide informed, customized solutions to address your discomfort and help you regain comfortable vision.
Understanding Dry Eye
DES can affect different people differently. At Prairie Eye Care, we initiate your journey to relief with a thorough dry eye work-up, allowing us to identify the specific nature of your dry eye condition. We seek to uncover the root causes, which may include:
- Insufficient tear production
- Poor tear quality
- Environmental factors
- Dryness due to certain medications
By understanding the causes of your dry eyes, we can create a personalized treatment plan designed to bring you the most effective relief.
Custom Dry Eye Treatment: Punctal Plugs and Artificial Tears
Once we've established the underlying causes of your DES, we recommend a personalized treatment regimen. In many cases, this will involve using punctal plugs and artificial tears.
Punctal Plugs: These tiny, innovative devices are delicately inserted into the tear ducts, aiding in the preservation and distribution of your natural tears. Punctal plugs are a safe and efficient solution for alleviating dry eye discomfort. They can seamlessly integrate into your regular visit to Prairie Eye Care.
Artificial Tears: Lubricating eye drops are another vital component of dry eye treatment. These drops provide immediate relief from the irritation, and you can use them as needed throughout the day. We will assist you in choosing the most suitable artificial tears for you.
Your Comfort Starts Here
Ready to leave behind the discomfort of DES? Take a step towards relief— contact Prairie Eye Care for a comprehensive dry eye work-up and personalized treatment.