Dry Eyes & Aesthetics

What is Dry Eyes?

Dry eye is a chronic condition when a person doesn’t have enough quality tears to adequately moisturize the eyes, resulting in decreased production of tear, or rapid evaporation of tear. Healthy eyes constantly produce tears that bathe the cornea, protect your eyes from infections, dirt, dust, and many other unpleasant mico-organisms.

Tears are critical for eye health and clear vision, and when the quantity or quality of the tears is compromised, the eyes can experience many unpleasant symptoms. The condition can progressively worsens, and can lead to inflammation and scarring of the surface of the eyes.

Symptoms of Dry Eyes

  • Tired eyes

  • Red Eyes

  • Blurry Vision

  • Gritty or Feeling of something is in your eyes

  • Sensitive to Light

  • Itchy or scratchy eyes.

Common Cause of Dry Eyes

  • Decreased function of Meibomian Glands

  • Systemic diseases (Diabetes, Arthritis, Sjogren’s, Thyroid)

  • Hormonal changes, especially after menopause

  • Medications (antihistamines, diuretics, antidepressants, etc.)

  • Contact Lenses

  • Prolonged time on digital devices

  • Eye surgeries can exacerbate dry eyes (Lasik, cataract surgery)

Dry Eye Treatment

Not all dry eye is the same

  • Preservative-free eye drops

  • Restasis/Xiidra/Cequa

  • Punctal Occlusion

  • Regener-eyes Biologic Ophthalmic Solution

  • Lid Hygiene/Supplements

  • Radiofrequency

  • Intense Light Pulse​​​​​​​

Dr. Best places special emphasis on combining these cutting-edge technologies with a personal approach to provide patients with a comprehensive treatment that can improve their quality of life.