A woman rubbing her dry eyes while sitting on a couch working on a laptop

For many of us, our eyes will begin to feel drier and drier as we age and our tear production naturally decreases. For others, dry eye syndrome is caused by certain illnesses, while others may experience dry eyes from wearing contacts.

If you’re suffering from dry, itchy eyes, there is hope for relief. Keep reading to learn about at-home methods for relief, in-office PROKERA® for dry eyes, and when it’s time to see your doctor for dry eyes.

At-Home Treatment for Dry-Eyes

Dry eyes can seriously hurt your ability to function and enjoy everyday life. If you’re struggling with dry eye symptoms, you’re probably desperate for any kind of relief. 

To combat dry itchy eyes at home, try the methods listed below:

  • Warm compresses
  • Humidifier
  • Air filter
  • Stay hydrated
  • Get plenty of omega-3 fats
  • Clean your eyelids
  • Try to blink more often
  • Eye drops*

*Keep in mind that not all eyedrops are created equal. Look for drops with no preservatives, and be sure to ask your doctor for advice if you’re not sure which drops to use.

In-Office Dry-Eye Treatment: PROKERA® for Dry Eyes

PROKERA® lenses function like bandages for your eyes, offering powerful healing properties. PROKERA® lenses are made up of amniotic membrane tissue, harvested from carefully screened placentas. This special tissue is naturally healing and serves as an anti-inflammatory, helping to restore your eye health and correct the damage causing your dry eye symptoms.

PROKERA® lenses are put in place and kept on the eye for around five days, after which the lens will be removed. You can expect to start feeling relief from dry eyes within about a month and a half of treatment.

When To See a Doctor for Dry Eye

In many cases, dry eyes can be treated at home with simple changes to your habits or environment. However, dry eyes can also be related to more serious issues, or your condition may be too severe to be treated at home. You should consider seeing your eye doctor for dry eye relief if you experience any of the following:

  • Your dry eye symptoms won’t go away
  • At-home treatment methods are ineffective
  • You’re not sure what’s causing your dry eye symptoms

If your dry eyes are accompanied by other symptoms, it may be a sign of a serious eye issue. Seek emergency care if you also experience severe eye pain, eye trauma, or a sudden change in your vision.

Get PROKERA® Lens Treatment for Dry Eyes at Gelman Vision

Dry eyes can be a persistent issue for many sufferers, but there are options for relief. If you’ve tried the at-home methods listed above with no results, you should see your McAllen eye doctor for treatment.

If you’re suffering from dry eye symptoms that won’t go away, come talk to the team at Gelman Vision about PROKERA® for dry eyes. We can help you find the right treatment for your vision issues.

Start getting relief from dry eyes. Talk to your McAllen eye doctor about getting PROKERA® for dry eyes at Gelman Vision.

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