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Posted on 01-03-2017

Tips to Fight Dry Eyes this Winter through Treatments Offered at Lone Star Vision in Celina and Plano, TX

If it feels like your eyes are dry this winter, you are not alone. Forced heat indoors dries out the environment, unless humidifiers are also used. The eyes can feel dry as a result. Additionally, chilly temperatures and high winter winds outside dry out the eyes as well. Our Plano and Celina eye doctors at Lone Star Vision can help you fight dry eyes this winter with tips and solutions to protect your vision and eye health. 

woman with dry eyes in Celina, TX

Dry Eye Treatment Options for the Surrounding Communities of Plano, Celina, Prosper, and Frisco, TX

Dry eye tends to occur either when your eyes don't produce enough water to self lubricate, or do not receive enough oil from glands.

Our optometrists first suggest artificial tears for eye lubrication. However, if your eyes do not respond to artificial tears, our eye doctors can prescribe lubricating eye medication, such as Restasis or Xiidra, or medication that increases tear production.

If your tear glands leak, we may insert a silicone or gel punctal plug to conserve moisture and decrease dry eye symptoms. A punctal plug blocks tear glands to slow leakage, keep more fluid in the eyes, and decrease dryness. 

If your meibomian glands are blocked or your eyelid is inflamed, your eyes can feel dry. There are several ways to decrease inflammation of the eyelid or ocular surface. Our optometrists may suggest warm compresses, eyelid massage, eyelid cleaning, or prescription eye ointments. 

We can also recommend lifestyle changes. By taking omega-3 supplements, you can increase tear production and end dryness. By using a humidifier at home, you can add moisture back into the air. By changing the positioning of heating vents, you can direct forced air away from the eyes, reducing dryness.

Through optometry services and behavior modification, you can end dry eye. 

See Our Lone Star Vision Optometrists in Our Plano and Celina Optometry Clinics

Our optometrists in Plano and Celina are here for all your eye care needs, including dry eye. Set up an appointment for an eye exam, dry eye treatment, or optometry care by reserving online or calling us at 972-382-2020 for Celina or 972-378-4104 for Plano

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