Dry Eye Drops and Alternative Treatments


At eyecyte, we do not only treat eyes but rather have dedicated our practice to encouraging healthy and happy eyes for all of our patients. Dry eyes can be extremely irritating and ultimately hinder our ability to enjoy life fully. That is why we have worked hard to build a treatment program that includes all of the options so that our patients can chose the best option for their eyes.


We’ve found that sometimes all eyes need is a little outside help. Eye care medicine has compiled an impressive list of different therapeutic eye drops available for those who are suffering from the symptoms of dry eye. Regardless of whether your dry eye is caused by overuse, dehydration, allergies, or post-Lasik surgery, there are eye drops available to provide relief by lubricating and hydrating the surface of your eye.

The most popular medicine used by people who suffer from symptoms of dry eye is artificial tears. Since dry eye syndrome ultimately comes down to the eyes inability to produce enough tears to keep themselves hydrated, these eye drops serve to fill the absence of natural tears. Also known as eye lubricants, these are an easy treatment for mild cases of dry eyes but do not have any lasting effect on the underlying causes.

There are also more rigorous drops available. For example, viscous eye drops have been known to last in the eye longer because of their thicker texture. There are also newer eye drop therapies that can have lasting results, such as Restasis®, because they help relieve the symptoms of dry eyes through the encouragement of natural tear production. The right dry eye therapy ultimately comes down to the cause of your condition and your specific eyes. The best way to ensure effective recovery and treatment is to consult with a vision specialist about the appropriate option for your situation.

What to do when drops and plugs don’t work?

Our doctor network has had advanced training in Amniotic Patches for the front of the eye in many cases your provider may chose to use one of these to help meet the treatment needs. Typically covered by medicare and most major health insurance companies.

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