Dry Eye Treatments
Dry eye can be a painful, irritating, and dangerous condition. Book a consultation and learn about the dry eye treatment options available to you.
Relief for Dry Eyes
Dry eye is a common condition in which the eye fails to properly produce quality tears. Symptoms include eye irritation, foreign body sensation, light sensitivity, eye fatigue, visual fluctuations, and a burning sensation. If left untreated, it may lead to corneal ulcers, scarring, and vision impariement. NVISION® provides a variety of treatment options to relieve dry eyes.
Treatment options for more serious or chronic cases of dry eyes may include the following:
Often, dry eyes can be treated by introducing localized heat therapy to the eye-lids which can help overcome meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). NVISION offers different devices such as Lipiflow.
Steroid Eye Drops
These eye drops target inflammation, a significant contributing factor to dry eyes. These are usually used on a short-term basis since long-term use can result in serious side effects.
Tears are produced by the lacrimal gland. Our tears escape the eye through the lacrimal puncta – small opening, one in each lid, of the tear drainage system that drains our tears away. Punctal plugs are microscopic inserts that are used to plug the lacrimal puncta. Since tears can’t drain, you will have more tears in your eyes offering better lubrication.
NVISION Eye Centers currently offers TearCare® Treatment Days at several of our centers and we will be offering this at more of our centers in the future.
One of the most common eye conditions treated by physicians, dry eye is an irritating and sometimes painful condition in which the eye fails to properly produce enough quality tears.
Why Choose NVISION for Eye Care Needs?
Our board-certified surgeons are the most experienced, educated and caring professionals in the eye care industry. Our surgeons have performed over 2,500,000 procedures. More eye doctors have had their surgery performed by an NVISION surgeon than any other provider of eye care.
Every NVISION patient is different, and therefore, we strive to personalize their treatment based on their unique needs. We treat every patient with care, compassion, empathy and professionalism with a promise to deliver the best-in-class patient care.
We utilize only the most advanced laser and diagnostic equipment available to ensure we can deliver the best outcomes for our patients.
Common Questions About Dry Eye Treatments
Who is at risk for dry eye?
People who suffer from dry eye often include those who:
- Wear contact lenses, especially for prolonged periods of time
- Are taking medications such as antihistamines or birth control pills
- Are over 50, especially women going through menopause
- Have specific diseases such as Sjogren’s Syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and collagen vascular disease
- Have eyelids that don’t close properly due to structural abnormalities
- Live in dry climates
Your Nearest Center
Eye Doctors of Washington301-804-1341 1016 16th Street NW Lower Level 100
Washington, DC 20036