Dry eyes are uncomfortable and bothersome, but they don’t pose any threat to your eye health or vision in the long term. At the office of Dr. Sheldon Cowen, you can come in for an evaluation and the appropriate treatment that will relieve your symptoms.
When you are not making the quantity or the quality of tears that are required to keep your eyes properly lubricated, the result is that you develop dry eyes. You may notice a burning of stinging sensation, redness, blurry vision, sensitivity to light, or tired eyes as a result. Unfortunately, certain environmental factors can make the condition even worse. They include exposure to wind or smoke. Our dry eye treatment Seattle may take the form of artificial tears, which are eye drops used to put needed moisture back in your eyes. They come in regular and prescription strength. However, advancements in technology have led to the availability of Lipiflow, an exciting addition to our dry eye treatment Seattle. It’s a process by which thermal pulsation is used. Basically, a combination of heat and massage restore your eyes to making sufficient lubrication once again. And unlike other ways to address the condition, Lipiflow typically brings about outcomes that last for a long time. It’s safe, as well. Best of all, it can be done right here at our office. And it only takes about 15 minutes to complete. You’ll be done before you know it. To promote continued success in prevention of dry eyes, you should wear sunglasses or eyeglasses outdoors on windy days, avoid smoke, and consider getting a humidifier for your home.
With our dry eye treatment Seattle, you can say goodbye to dry eyes. All you need do is contact our office and set up a time to come in for an exam and consultation. You might find that Lipiflow is the right choice for you.