Dry Eye Therapy

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Dry eye affects 4.88 million people in the United States every day. If your eyes are gritty and tired, and nothing you try seems to help, then you may have chronic dry eyes.

Chronic dry eye can be caused or exacerbated by a variety of factors, including environmental conditions, excessive digital screen use, and contact lens use. However, it can also be caused by tear production issues.

The best way to understand your symptoms is to visit us for a comprehensive eye exam so we can address the root cause of your dry eyes, give you the proper guidance, and provide you with the management options and support you need.

Why Are My Eyes Dry?

Dry eyes can have a variety of root causes, including lifestyle and environmental factors. It can also occur when our eyes aren’t able to produce enough tears to meet our needs, or the tears we do produce are lacking a critical ingredient. Once we have pinpointed the root cause of your dry eyes, we can create a tailored treatment or management plan to provide you with relief.

The most common causes of chronic dry eyes are inadequate tear production and poor quality tears. Your tear glands may be draining faster than they can produce, or the tears they do produce may be poor quality. Poor-quality tears typically lack meibum (an oily compound that prevents our tears from evaporating too quickly).

External Causes

Beyond your eyes just not performing as well as they should, some external conditions may cause dry eyes. The good news is if you are experiencing dry eye as a direct result of these causes, treating the root cause should relieve your symptoms.

Certain medications, especially beta-blockers or diuretics, can cause your body to get rid of excess water and may lead to dry eyes. Additionally, dry climates can cause your tears to evaporate faster, leading to dry eyes.

Various conditions or diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, can also cause dry eyes.

Treatment

There are a few different ways to treat dry eye. However, it’s always best to get a professional opinion before administering any sort of medication, including eye drops.

Punctal Plugs

Punctal plugs are tiny flexible plugs that are inserted into the eye’s tear ducts (the puncta). They are designed to help keep your eyes lubricated by preventing tears from draining too quickly.

Punctal plugs come in two types, temporary or dissolving, and permanent.

  • Temporary plugs are made of a material easily absorbed by the body and last in the eye from a few days to a few months.
  • Permanent plugs are designed to stay in your eye for years and are made from silicone or acrylic. They can be removed if necessary.

Medicated Eye Drops

Depending on the root cause of your dry eyes, we may prescribe medicated eye drops to address your symptoms. Depending on how severe your dry eye is, we may prescribe eye drops that both lubricate the eye and stimulate tear production.

If you are experiencing dry eye symptoms and are looking for relief, please book an appointment with us so we can help you treat or manage your dry eyes.

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Visit us in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

We are located at 1114 Highway 315 Boulevard. We are in plaza 315 just south of the Mohegan Sun Casino adjacent the Woodlands Inn. If you have trouble finding us, please give us a call at 570-208-1111. For your convenience, ample parking is available.

Address

1114 Highway 315 Boulevard / Plaza 315
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

Contact Information

Phone: 570-208-1111
Fax: 570-270-4625

Hours of Operation

Monday
10:45 AM7 PM
Tuesday
10:45 AM7 PM
Wednesday
10:45 AM7 PM
Thursday
10:45 AM7 PM
Friday
10:45 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Services We Offer

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