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New Advances in Dry Eye Treatment: What You Need to Know

The effects of dry eye syndrome can be quite debilitating. The constant burning, stinging, and redness can make it difficult to focus on daily tasks, much less enjoy life. Fortunately, new advances in dry eye treatment offer hope for those struggling with this condition. Here is a look at the latest treatments for dry eye, including what you need to know.


Comprehensive Eye Exams

Treating dry eye by preventing it from occurring in the first place is the most effective method. Comprehensive eye exams are essential to maintaining healthy eyes and preventing conditions like dry eye. During these exams, your eye doctor evaluates your vision, checks your eye health, and looks for signs of dry eye. If detected early, dry eye can be treated more effectively.


Contact Lens Exams

If you wear contact lenses, it is essential to have regular contact lens exams. Dry eye is a common problem for contact lens wearers, and certain types of contact lenses can exacerbate the problem. During a contact lens exam, your eye doctor evaluates the fit and function of your contact lenses. If necessary, they will make recommendations for alternative lenses or solutions.


Pediatric Eye Exams

Dry eye is not just a problem for adults. Your little one can also experience dry eye syndrome. In some instances, it can interfere with their learning and development. Thus, having your child's eyes examined regularly is crucial. Early detection can lead to more effective treatment. Pediatric eye exams can detect dry eyes and other vision problems that may be impacting your child's ability to learn.


Specialty Lenses

For those with severe dry eyes, specialty lenses may provide relief. Scleral lenses, for example, are designed to completely cover the eye's surface, creating a reservoir of moisture that can alleviate dry eye symptoms. These lenses are custom-fitted to your eyes and provide all-day comfort.


Blue Light Filter Lenses

Blue light is a high-energy light that can cause eyestrain and eye dryness. It is emitted by digital screens like computers, tablets, and smartphones and is becoming an increasingly common cause of dry eye. Blue-light filter lenses are designed to block this harmful light, reducing the risk of eyestrain and eye dryness.


Prescription Eye Drops

In addition to lifestyle changes and specialty lenses, prescription eye drops can be an effective treatment for dry eyes. Several types of eye drops are available, each designed to address a specific aspect of dry eye syndrome. EYSUVIS®, ALREX®, and INVELTYS® are examples of new prescription eye drops. Your eye doctor can recommend the best eye drops for your particular case.



Dry eye can be a frustrating and painful condition, but new advances in treatment offer hope for those suffering from this condition. In addition to the options listed above, devices like iLux® and Lipiflow® are all potential treatments for dry eye.

Your eye doctor will recommend the treatment that best suits you. You can reduce dry eye symptoms and enjoy better eye health with the right care. Do not let dry eye symptoms affect your daily routine or that of your little one. The latest advancements in dry eye treatments are waiting to help you.

For more on the latest dry eye treatments, visit International Opticians at our Miami, Florida, office. Call (786) 460-1081 to schedule an appointment today.

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