Most of us experience dry eye from time to time. Especially during the Iowa winter months. Most people experience symptoms either in the car, at work, or at night watching TV or reading a book. If you go to the local supermarket, you’ll find a whole wall full of eyedrops. It can be difficult trying to decide which eye drops to buy. The eye doctors at Iowa EyeCare can help you best manage your dry-eye symptoms. Sometimes we recommend over-the-counter artificial tears, environmental changes, dietary changes, and other times we might decide that a prescription medication or other treatment options are most beneficial. Multiple treatment modalities are needed because individuals experience dry eye for different reasons. Dry eye may be due to poor lid function, poor aqueous production, poor eye-lipid production, or excessive tear drainage.
Keep in mind that all eyedrops are not created equal. Lubricating eyedrops that are designed to combat dry eye, do so in different ways. Before spending your money on an eye drop that may not work for you, schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors at any of our Robins, Marion, or Cedar Rapids, Iowa, locations.
You can also learn more about Dry Eye on the Iowa EyeCare website.