Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome refers to a breakdown in the quantity or quality of tears to moisten, cleanse and protect the eyes. This is significant because, with each blink, tears protect the surface of the eye, washing away dust and microorganisms. When this protective coating dries up, the eyes may feel “gritty” or burn and can be more sensitive to light. In extreme cases, vision can be blurred.
If you suspect that you have dry eye, visit Dr. Nguyen at You & Eyes. Proper care will not only increase your comfort – it will protect your eyes. At You & Eyes, we can perform a series of tests with our state-of-the-art equipments to determine if you have dry eyes.
Here are a few products we have readily available in our office to assist you with dry eye:
PRN Omega 3 – DE 3
The De3 by PRN Therapeutics provides relief from occasional dry eyes
- Highly concentrated Omega-3s EPA/DHA in a cleaned triglyceride form
- Helps manage occasional dry eye symptoms
- Support proper tear function
Suggested usage: Three softgels once daily with a meal, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Moist Heat Eye Compress – Bruder Mask
The Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress opens oil glands and allows natural oils to flow back into the eye relieving discomfort from aging, contact lenses, use of digital devices and more.
The easy-to-use compress delivers an effective moist heat treatment. Simply microwave for 20-25 seconds and apply for 10 minutes or as prescribed by your doctor.
The compress helps stabilize the tear film, improves oil gland function and slows tear evaporation. Properly hydrated and lubricated eyes can expel bacteria and debris more efficiently so your eyes will feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
- Safe for frequent use
- Self-hydrating – no need to add water
- Anti-bacterial and non-allergenic
- Washable and reusable.
Complete Dry Eye Relief – Ocusoft Retaine MGD
- Relieves Irritation
- Protects Against Moisture Loss
- Long-Lasting Comfort
Retaine® MGD™ provides long-lasting relief for moderate to severe dry eyes utilizing Novasorb®, a proprietary cationic oil emulsion technology (microemulsification) that effectively delivers ingredients through the electrostatic attraction between positively charged droplets and the negatively charged ocular surface. The hypotonicity of the emulsion adds moisture while the lipid component lubricates and protects the surface of the eye. It is especially helpful in conditions associated with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.
Lubricant Eye Ointment – Ocusoft Retaine PM
Nighttime Ointment provides relief for severe dry, irritated eyes, Ideal for use at night before bedtime.
- As a lubricant to prevent further irritation or to relieve dryness of the eye(s).
Foaming Eyelid Cleanser – Ocusoft Lid Scrub Plus Platinum
OCuSOFT Lid Scrub PLUS Platinum is an extra strength leave-on eyelid cleanser that effectively removes seven different strains of bacteria commonly found on the eyelids including MRSA and Staph epi1. It contains PSG-2 that mimics the natural lipid layer of the outer epidermis for increased moisturizing throughout the day. PSG-2 has also been reported to have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This extra strength cleanser is perfect for irritated eyelids associated with blepharitis, dry eye, and meibomian gland dysfunction.
Eyelid Gel – Ocusoft Hypochlor
For any additional questions or concerns please feel free to contact our office at 407-658-6580.