Prescription Eye Drops for Dry Eyes

prescription eye drops for dry eyes

As we’ve already covered, there are many different treatment options for dry eye disease, ranging from artificial tears to punctal plugs.  One very important treatment approach for moderate to severe dry eye disease is prescriptions eye drops, including long-term options like Xiidra and Restasis, or short-term approaches such as topical steroid eye drops.  The approach […]

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Do You Have Dry Eyes at Night?

dry eyes at night

It is easy to believe that during the night, when our eyes are closed, the surface of our eyes are most protected from symptoms of dryness and irritation.  For many people, this is not the case. In fact, some underlying conditions mean that nighttime can be the most damaging time for the eye’s front surface. […]

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Scleral Contact Lenses: An Option for Dry Eye and More

scleral contact lenses

Specially-designed contact lenses allow a wide range of individuals to have clear and comfortable vision, even if they were previously unsuccessful in contact lenses.  The newest specialty lenses are called scleral lenses; these lenses have quickly become a popular development among eye care professionals due to their unique design and ability to provide comfortable vision […]

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The Basics: Refractive Error and Vision

refractive error

Millions of Americans have a very important trait in common: they are all affected by refractive error.  Refractive error occurs when the shape of the eye does not perfectly allow for light to focus, making objects appear blurry, distorted, or out of focus.  Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are all forms of refractive error. While refractive […]

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