Dry Eye Relief Is Within Your Grasp
Dry eyes can have a variety of root causes, including lifestyle and environmental factors. It can also occur when our eyes aren’t able to produce enough tears to meet our needs, or the tears we do produce are lacking a critical ingredient. Once we have pinpointed the root cause of your dry eyes, we can create a tailored treatment or management plan to provide you with relief.
Beyond your eyes just not performing as well as they should, some external conditions may cause dry eyes. The good news is if you are experiencing dry eye as a direct result of these causes, treating the root cause should relieve your symptoms.
Certain medications, especially beta-blockers or diuretics, can cause your body to get rid of excess water and may lead to dry eyes. Additionally, dry climates can cause your tears to evaporate faster, leading to dry eyes.
Punctal plugs are tiny flexible plugs that are inserted into the eye’s tear ducts (the puncta). They are designed to help keep your eyes lubricated by preventing tears from draining too quickly.