Anyone can suffer from dry eye disease. It is extremely common, and often mistaken for tired eyes or a bad prescription power.
Thankfully, there are many possible customized treatments we can recommend depending on your specific dry eye symptoms.
What is Dry Eye Disease?
Dry eye disease occurs when the eyes fail to produce enough natural tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly.
Tears are vital to the overall health of our eyes. Each time we blink, a protective coating of tears is spread like a film over the front of the eyes.
When there is an inadequacy of tears, dry eyes are the result. Symptoms of dry eye can include:
- discharge and blurring
These symptoms can range from very mild and occasional to quite severe and chronic.
What about the quality of tear film?
Tear film is the liquid that protects the cornea. This liquid is what keeps the eyes sufficiently hydrated and lubricated.There are 3 layers that make up the tear film:
- an oil (lipid) layer
- a water (aqueous) layer, and
- a mucin layer
These 3 layers work together to protect our eyes and guard against infection. When the tear film evaporates or breaks up too quickly, dry eyes are the result.
The quality of the tears can be compromised by an inadequacy of any of the 3 layers of the tear film. Tear film quality can also be affected as the aging process occurs, as symptoms of dry eye are more likely to present themselves.
Campus Vision offers a one-on-one consultation as a part of our comprehensive eye exams or separately as a dry eye consultation.
We feature I-MED Pharma’s unique line of professional dry eye treatments to offer our patients the best defense against ocular surface disorders while providing immediate comfort and relief for a wide range of symptoms.
I-MED eye drops:
- Are preservative-free
- Contain premium quality hyaluronic acid
- Offer blink-activated re-coating
- Do not blur vision or cause foreign body sensation
- Provide excellent corneal hydration
- Reduces tear film evaporation
- Require fewer applications than regular over-the-counter drops