Mar 11, 2019
Tech Takes on Dry Eye
Dry eye is one of the most common
According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), millions of Americans suffer from dry eye symptoms. Dry eye can cause both general discomfort and vision complications for those affected, as the tears that spread across our eyes each time we blink are a crucial component of clear vision and healthy corneal lubrication.
Dry eye can be caused by a wide range of conditions, medications, and environmental factors. Causes may include:
- Medications: The NEI cites allergy medications, birth control pills and hormone replacement therapies, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications, blood pressure medications, and others, as potential causes of dry eye.
- Aging: According to the American Optometric Association, most people older than 65 will experience some dry eye symptoms.
- Gender: Women are more likely than men to develop dry eye symptoms.
- Environmental factors: Exposure to allergens, smoke, and other environmental irritants can lead to dry eye.
Finding Relief Through Technology
For patients who deal with the discomfort of dry eye on a regular basis, using drops routinely or taking prescription medications may provide relief. However, we are excited to add a new tech-based treatment for dry eye called TrueTear®. TrueTear uses neurostimulation to boost the production of natural tears. Watch the video below to see how it works:
If you’re ready to experience relief from dry eye symptoms by stimulating the healthy production of your own natural tears, we’d be more than happy to discuss this exciting new treatment option with you. Contact us through our online form, or give us a call at 800-766-2728 today.