Dry eye can significantly impact certain activities, such as driving or performing well in a sport. Along with that, if it is left untreated, the condition can lead to vision loss. At Family Eye Clinic, serving North Little Rock, Little Rock, and Sherwood AR, we offer various treatments that can help alleviate any symptoms you are experiencing and preserve your vision. To learn about some of the treatments that we provide for dry eye, we invite you to keep reading!
Prescription Eye Drops
For mild and moderate cases, our optometrists can provide prescription eye drops. The drops help hydrate your eyes and ease pain, discomfort, and redness. Depending on your condition, you may need to use the drops daily or on an as-needed basis.
If eye drops are not effective, our eye doctor may also prescribe medication that stimulates tear production. The medication will need to be taken regularly to help produce quality tears that hydrate your eyes.
Contacts for Dry Eye
If you have dry eye and it's interfering with your ability to wear contacts, our optometrists can recommend contact lenses that are more comfortable for your condition and provide more hydration.
IPL Laser Therapy
Intense pulsed light laser therapy, also known as IPL laser therapy, is used to treat dry eye. While this therapy was initially utilized to treat skin conditions, it has been beneficial in reducing symptoms of dry eye. This particular therapy is non-invasive and has minimal side effects. However, if you do have any, you may experience the following:
- Tingling sensations
- Mild mucus discharge
To minimize your risk of side effects, our eye doctors will provide you with a thorough examination to ensure the therapy is safe for your condition.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are experiencing symptoms of dry eye, let our team at Family Eye Clinic in North Little Rock, Little Rock, and Sherwood, AR, help. After an eye exam, we can provide a customized treatment plan that will eliminate your symptoms and help you see more clearly. To schedule your appointment, call our North Little Rock office at (501) 758-1015, Little Rock location at (501) 888-7533, or Sherwood office at (501) 835-7800. We look forward to improving your eye health!