Treating Dry Eyes
Although there is no cure for dry eyes, they can be managed using appropriate treatment methods. One effective way of treating dry eyes is with artificial tears, which can help minimize irritation you may experience from the dryness.
You can also use a humidifier at your office or home to bring much-needed moisture back into the air, or wear sunglasses outdoors to protect your eyes from contaminants and particles like dust and dirt. Patients wearing eyeglasses should have lenses treated to protect the eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays and infrared radiation.
Those with extremely dry eyes may benefit from punctal plugs to close the tear drains to preserve the moistest layer of the eye and keep tears from evaporating from its surface too quickly. There are also prescription medicines as well as procedures that can help patients manage dry eye symptoms. Patients who have tried other treatments without success may need to use a combination of the above treatments to see results and reduce symptoms.