Dry Eye Treatment in Prescott Valley
Our eye doctor, Dr. Brian J. Courtright, O.D., offers dry eye treatment in Prescott Valley. Dry eye is a serious condition that can cause scratches on the cornea and infections if left untreated. This is because dry eye is caused by the eyes not producing enough basal tears or producing tears that evaporate too quickly. The latter is often caused by inflammation in the eyelids or by an oil gland blockage. Thankfully, there are treatments available that can help ease your symptoms so that you can see clearly and comfortably all day long.
Dry Eye Signs and Symptoms
Dry eye often causes red, itchy, scratchy eyes. Many individuals often state that it feels like they have sand, dust, dirt or grit in their eyes. Dry eye can also cause excessive watering of the eyes, an intolerance to wearing contact lenses and eye fatigue or blurry vision. If you have any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with our eye doctor for a diagnosis and treatment.
Finding the Right Dry Eye Treatment with our Prescott Valley Eye Doctor
Our Prescott Valley eye doctor can help you find the right dry eye treatment to help keep your eyes lubricated all day and night, even as you work on your computer or view your digital mobile device.
Omega 3 fatty acids have proven beneficial in lessening the symptoms of dry eye. The best fish oils for the treatment of dry eye are triglyceride based and high in EPA and DHA. Here at Prescott Valley Eye Care, our eye doctor, Dr. Brian J. Courtright, O.D., recommends taking PRN DE Omega 3 fish oil capsules because they are pharmaceutical grade, and they were shown to perform the best in the dry eye studies.
Our optometrist can recommend a variety of eye drops for dry eye. One common recommendation is Allergan’s Restasis. These eye drops help the eyes produce more of their own natural tears by reducing the inflammation caused by chronic dry eye or inflammatory dry eye. To help you pay for your treatments, Allergan has started a myTears myRewards program.
Our eye doctor also recommends some over the counter dry eye treatments for individuals with moderate to severe dry eye, including Systane Balance and Retaine. These eye drops work well because they can be used as needed during the day while you work, read or keep in touch with your family and friends on your mobile devices.
Visit Our Prescott Valley Optometrist!
Our Prescott Valley optometrist can examine your eye to determine the severity of your dry eye and recommend a treatment program to help reduce your symptoms. This examination can be performed at the same time as your annual eye exam, and if you wear glasses, we can test your visual acuity and write you a prescription for corrective lenses.
Dr. Courtright proudly serves Prescott Valley, Prescott, Dewey-Humboldt, Chino Valley, Paulden, Ash Fork, Mayer, and Cordes Junction and the surrounding areas. To learn more about our dry eye treatments and to schedule an appointment with our optometrist, call us at (928) 771-9939. We look forward to speaking with you!