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Effective Solutions for Dry Eye Syndrome

Looking for relief from dry, irritated eyes? We offer effective dry eye treatments to soothe your symptoms and keep your eyes comfortable.

Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eyes

Have you ever experienced the annoyance of dry eyes? It's when your eyes don't produce enough tears to keep them moisturized. This condition is called dry eye syndrome and can lead to various uncomfortable symptoms like dryness, itchiness, irritation, and even blurry vision.

Tears aren't just for crying — they play a vital role in keeping your eyes healthy. They wash away dirt, protect against infections, and keep your cornea hydrated. But when your tears aren't working properly are insufficient, dry eye syndrome occurs.

What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome?

It can be caused due to aging, hormones, certain medications, or even environmental factors like dry climates and too much screen time. Plus, if you have medical conditions like diabetes or arthritis, you may be more prone to dry eye syndrome.

If you suspect you've got dry eyes, schedule an appointment at Wild Apple Eye Care. We’ll measure your tear quality and quantity and provide you with a treatment plan to manage your symptoms effectively.

Dry Eye Treatments in Colchester, Essex, and Hebron

At Wild Apple Eye Care, we offer various treatments to help manage and treat dry eye syndrome. 

  1. Artificial Tears and Prescription Drops: For mild cases of dry eye, artificial tears, and lubricating eye drops can be beneficial. If over-the-counter drops don't suffice, our eye doctors can prescribe drops to promote tear production.
  2. Punctal Plugs: For more severe cases of dry eye, punctal plugs can be inserted into the eye. These tiny inserts slow-release lubrication, restoring balance to your eyes.
  3. Hot Compresses, Scrubs, and Ointments: If blepharitis is causing your dry eye, we may recommend a hot compress, eyelid scrubs, or antibiotic ointments to assist with managing symptoms.
  4. Prokera: Prokera is a revolutionary treatment for severe dry eye. It is a natural corneal healing lens that is inserted to renew and heal the eye's surface. Prokera not only soothes pain but also improves vision. In fact, a remarkable 93% of dry eye patients who used Prokera reported feeling better after treatment.

Finding Lasting Relief with TearCare

At Wild Apple Eye Care, we're proud to offer the innovative TearCare treatment, a gentle in-office therapy that delivers relief and restores your natural tear balance. The treatment uses targeted warmth to unclog your meibomian glands, the natural source of your tears' protective oil layer. Embrace the joy of clear, healthy eyes. Schedule your TearCare consultation today and start your journey to tearful bliss!

Don't let dry eye hold you back. Invest in lasting relief by scheduling your appointment today!