Do you have symptoms of dry eyes? Dry eye is a common complaint for people who live in Somers, Katonah, Amawalk, Mount Kisco, North Salem, South Salem, Yorktown, Cross River, Mahopac, and Danbury. Do you suffer from dry eye when sick? Suffer from dry eyes in winter? Are you looking for dry eye new treatments? Do you use dry eye drops or eye drops in general? Many people look for the best eye drops to treat dry eye diseases but it may not be enough. Somers Eye Center’s dry eye experts near you have natural dry eye treatments and other dry eye treatments customized for you.
Dry eye or chronic dry eye is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. People with dry eye either do not produce enough tears or have poor quality tears. With each blink of the eyelids, tears are spread across the front surface of the eye, known as the cornea. Tears provide lubrication, reduce the risk of eye infection, wash away foreign matter in the eye, and keep the surface of the eyes smooth and clear.
Symptoms of Dry eye include:
We may treat you with the best eye drops to treat dry eye, a Bruder eye hydrating mask, or our other new dry eye treatments. Somers Eye Center's dry eye experts near you will be able to figure out what will be the best dry eye treatment for you.
Artificial tears are lubricant eye drops used to treat the dryness and irritation. Artifical tears can be purchased over the counter or at office. Prescription artifical tears like Restasis and Xidra may be prescribed by our Doctors.
Punctal plugs are tiny, biocompatible devices inserted into tear ducts to block drainage. This increases the eye's tear film and surface moisture to relieve dry eyes. The Punctal Plug procedure is an in-office procedure that your Medical Insurance may cover. Plugs come in dissolvable forms or permanent forms. Dissolvable plugs are placed in your eye lids every 3 to 6 months.
The Bruder eye hydrating mask is easy-to-use warm compress that delivers an effective moist compress heat treatment. Simply microwave for 20-25 seconds and apply for 10 minutes or as prescribed by your doctor. The compress helps stabilize the tear film, improves oil gland function and slows tear evaporation. Properly hydrated and lubricated eyes can expel bacteria and debris more efficiently so your eyes will feel refreshed and rejuvenated. The Bruder eye hydrating mask is safe for frequent use, self-hydrating and anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic.
When you hear the word Prokera…think three things: dry eyes, dry eyes and dry eyes! If your dry eye symptoms are daily and painful, you may have severe chronic dry eye. At this point, there may be damage to the ocular surface and must be rejuvenated. Somers Eye Center is pleased to offer our patients PROKERA Amniotic Membrane, a new treatment for chronic dry eye that heals the surface of your eye (cornea) and returns your eye to a normal, healthy state.
PROKERA is a simple procedure and is easily inserted and removed in our office. Once removed your cornea is rejuvenated so you can see and feel better. In a recent patient survey, 93% of patients with Dry Eye said they felt better after treatment with Prokera. Keep in mind that Prokera is like a contact lens and is made of amniotic tissue, which is known for its natural therapeutic actions and heals your eye faster with less pain, scarring, and inflammation. Prokera symptoms may rarely be just mild discomfort which can be resolved with eye drops. The amniotic tissue used in Prokera is provided by an FDA regulated that must pass numerous quality control tests. Clinical studies have shown PROKERA:
• Reduces the sign and symptoms of Dry Eye
• Helps soothe pain
• heal the eye
• improves vision.
PROKERA is the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared therapeutic device that reduces inflammation and promotes healing. For more information call Somers Eye Center at 914-277-5550.