Dry eyes occur when your eyes are not properly lubricated. Tears keep your eyes moist and are an important part of eye health. If you have dry eyes, you may experience excessive tearing – your body’s emergency response to dry eyes. These tears, however, lack the nutrients and oils of normal lubricating tears.

Treatment for dry eyes depends on the cause, of which there are several. Treatments for dry eye include:

  • Lubricating eye drops or gels
  • Temporary or permanent plugging of the eyes’ drains
  • Restasis prescription eye drops
  • Hormone therapy
  • Change of birth control prescription

The experienced eye doctors at Silverstein Eye Centers are dedicated to finding the right treatment for you. At our eye-care centers, we provide personalized care to our patients every day for a variety of different eye conditions.

If you have dry eyes and live in Kansas City, Missouri or the surrounding areas, please contact the experienced ophthalmologists at Silverstein Eye Centers to schedule a consultation.

Posted March 8, 2012 by Silverstein Eye Centers
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