Treating dry eye is more than just using a drop
Have you ever wondered why the drops you use are only giving short term relief or not helping at all?
The pharmacist is full of drops to treat dry eye and it can be confusing. Patients often report little or no relief from the drops that they use. There are different causes for dry eye and the type of drops that you need depends on the underlying cause. Often other treatments are also required. The best way to treat dry eye is to have an eye test and determine the underlying cause. The optometrist can then advice you on the best way to treat your condition. For a dry eye assessment book online.
Dry eye can be broken down into two basic forms:
1- Evaporative. In this condition the eye produces enough tears. The tears however evaporate too quickly so the eye can’t stay moist. As the eye has plenty of tears, drops that replace tears won’t really help. In this condition the drop needs to be an oil based drop which will help stabilize the tear layer and reduce evaporation.
2- Aqueous Deficient. In this condition the eye does not produce enough tears to keep it moist. The best drops to treat this condition are tear replacement drops.