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Do Eye Drops Treat Dry Eyes?

March 28, 2022
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Posted By: Envision Optical
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Do you suffer from burning, sensitivity to light, or problems wearing contact lenses? Maybe you’ve noticed some eye redness in addition. Dry eyes may negatively impact your everyday life if this sounds like you. At Envision Optical, we do our utmost to help patients treat and restore moisture in their eyes.

Effective Eye Drop Treatments

Some may wonder which treatments prove most effective for dry eyes. We may suggest eye drops to help remedy your symptoms in many cases. Many have heard of eye drops, artificial tears, or even prescriptions to treat dry eyes. These treatments can effectively achieve the following:

  • Lubrication of the eyes
  • Promote healing of the eyes
  • Temporary alleviation of symptoms associated with dry eyes

Additional facts on eyedrops include:

  • Some eye drops may also include a solution that stays on the surface of the eyeball longer and keeps the eyes wet and lubricated.
  • Patients can choose from eye drops with or without preservatives. Preservatives can discourage the growth of bacteria after opening the container. Patients who frequently use eye drops throughout the day may benefit from using single-dose preservative-free drops to avoid further irritation.

What Are The Symptoms of Dry Eyes?

Patients suffering from dry eyes generally experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Burning eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Redness
  • Difficulty driving at night
  • Fatigue in the eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Mucus around the eyes

Professional Consultation You Can Trust

Patients visiting our optometry practices in Tweed Heads and Burleigh Waters can expect expert advice upon initial consultation. Our professional staff can recommend treatments and advise the best options concerning artificial tears, prescription medication, or other options if needed. We are here to restore comfort and function to our patients suffering from dry eyes and other bothersome conditions.

Contact Your Professional Gold Coast Optometrist

We warmly invite all patients suffering from dry eyes or other conditions and symptoms to arrange an initial consultation with our professional staff. You can easily book online or call our friendly team on (07) 5593 7844 for more information.