Dry eyes are a common problem caused by various factors, such as age, allergies, and contact lenses. If you suffer from dry eyes, you know how uncomfortable and frustrating it can be. Dr. Ngo at Ella Eyes in Houston is dedicated to helping our patients find the best possible dry eye treatments. Here are some of the most common dry eye treatments that we offer.
Restasis is a prescription eye drop that helps increase tear production in people with dry eyes. This dry eye treatment is typically used twice daily and can take several weeks or even months to work. When used as directed, Restasis is safe and effective for most people.
2. Warm Compresses
Warm compresses are often used to treat dry eyes. The heat from the compress can help increase blood flow to the eyes. This can reduce the symptoms of dry eye. In addition, the warmth from the compress can also help soothe any pain or discomfort that may be associated with dry eye. Our optometrist can teach you how to use a warm compress properly.
3. Eye Drops
Having constant dry eyes can be extremely frustrating. While artificial tears can help relieve the symptoms of dry eyes temporarily, they may not be enough for some people. Our optometrist may recommend eye drops for people who suffer from more severe dry eyes. Eye drops can help lubricate the eyes and reduce the symptoms of dry eye.
4. Wear Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes
Wearing contact lenses for dry eyes can help reduce the symptoms of dry eye. Contact lenses can help lubricate the eyes and protect them from environmental irritants. In addition, contact lenses can also help keep the eyes moist. If you wear contact lenses, be sure to follow all of the instructions that your optometrist provides.
Several supplements can be used to treat dry eyes. These supplements can help increase tear production and improve the quality of your tears. Supplements are available in various forms, such as capsules, tablets, and liquids. If you are considering taking a supplement, be sure to talk to your optometrist first.
Contact Our Optometrist in Houston, TX
If you suffer from dry eyes, our team at Ella Eyes can help. We offer a variety of dry eye treatments that are designed to reduce the symptoms. Call us today at (713) 722-9066 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ngo.