You use your eyes for just about everything, and discomfort and irritation can quickly interrupt your life. If you have dry eye symptoms that won’t seem to go away, it might be time to try serum tears.

You don’t have to keep suffering from dry eyes in silence. You can try Vital Tears, Gelman Vision’s serum tears, to start getting dry eye relief. Keep reading to learn more about serum tears and whether or not they’re right for you. Our McAllen ophthalmologist can help you make an informed decision. 

What Are Serum Tears?

Serum tears are eye drops that are made using a component of the patient’s own blood. This serum is a clear fluid that can be derived from your blood after almost all the proteins and cells are removed. Serum tears combine this substance with special growth factors and nutrients to help provide powerful healing and irritation relief to dry and damaged eyes. 

What Are Serum Tears Used To Treat?

Usually, serum tears are recommended fpr patients who have already tried artificial tears without seeing the results they need. These drops are used to help relieve the symptoms of dry eyes, a condition that can be caused by several factors:

  • Aging
  • Environmental conditions
  • Certain heart medications, tranquilizers, antihistamines, birth control, or ulcer medications
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Allergies

How Long Do Serum Tears Take To Work?

Serum eye drops don’t work exactly the same as over-the-counter eye drops. Rather than being a quick fix for symptoms, serum tears are meant to help solve a deeper issue. To do this, serum tears promote healing and regular film production in the eye. 

To see these positive effects, you will need to use your serum tears as directed for one to two months. Results will vary from patient to patient, but you can expect to start feeling dry eye relief.

Are There Any Side Effects to Serum Tears?

Because serum tears are made from a component of your own blood, there’s a much lower risk of adverse side effects compared to regular drops. However, serum drops also don’t contain the preservatives found in other drops. This means your serum tears can become contaminated. Using contaminated serum tears can cause infection, but these cases are rare.

Find Dry Eye Relief With the Best Eye Doctors at Gelman Vision

Your eyes are one of the main ways you interact with the world, and eye irritation and dryness can interrupt that connection. If you’ve been struggling with persistent dry eye symptoms, Vital Tears serum tears might just be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Come see your McAllen ophthalmologists at Gelman Vision to learn whether or not Vital Tears is right for you.

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