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Dry Eye Care at Eye Care Arkansas

“How do your eyes feel?” is one of the main questions I ask my patients.  Most of the time, when someone comes in for a routine eye exam, they say “everything’s fine” or “I just need new glasses and/or contacts”.  After I ask how their eyes feel, many patients pause for a moment and then respond with a list of issues such as watering, itching, hurting, or dryness.  Dryness is one of the most under-diagnosed ocular conditions and unfortunately, one with the potential to cause serious problems for the eyes and vision.

I have suffered from dry eyes for the last several years and while I have learned to manage the condition for myself, I have also learned that many people struggle everyday with this disease.  My goal is to help as many people as I can to learn to live with dry eye disease.

So what is Dry Eye Disease??  The simple answer is a condition of poor tear quality.  From here, things get more complicated.  What makes up our tears?  What makes tears poor?  How do we improve tear quality?  What can I do to fix this problem?

At Eye Care Arkansas, we take these questions seriously and work hard to treat the problems on an individual basis because one thing we’ve learned is that everyone’s dry eye is different.  Everyone’s tear quality is different.  Everyone’s signs and symptoms are different and everyone’s dry eye experience is different. 

Some of the ways we assess a person’s individual dry eye condition include:

  • Discussing and reviewing symptoms

  • Tear staining and assessment

  • Tear quality testing

  • Eyelid evaluation

Ways we treat dry eye varies significantly due to the huge variety of signs, symptoms, and effects this disease has on every individual person.  Some treatments we use include:

  • Lubricant drops, gels, and/or ointments

  • Warm or cool compresses

  • Improving eye and lid hygiene

  • Prescription drops

  • Specialty contact lens fits

  • In-office therapy such as Lipi-flow, punctal plugs, 

  • At-home treatments such as TrueTear

If you suffer from symptoms of dryness such as irritation, watering, redness, itching, blurry vision, eye pain, grittiness, burning, contact lens discomfort, or light sensitivity come in for an eye exam and dry eye evaluation.  We care about your eyes and work hard to help you manage your dry eyes.


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