Treatment for Dry Eyes
1. Fatty Acids with anti-inflammatory properties
The National Dry Eye Disease Guidelines for Canadian Optometrists now includes the essential fatty acids EPA, DHA, and GLA as a method of managing dry eye symptoms. These three fatty acids have been shown to “have significant anti-inflammatory properties” and are effective in the long term management of dry eyes in patients. At Creditview Optical we recommend EPA+ (fish oil) or Algal Omega3 (vegan algae-based oil) by NutraSea.
NutraSea products are the only Omega supplements contain the recommended daily dose of EPA (1200mg), DHA (300mg), and GLA (150mg).
To get the 1000mg/day of EPA and DHA that NutraSea products give you you would need to eat 5 servings of salmon, 27 servings of tuna, 35 servings of haddock, and you would need to take 98 Krill softgel capsules…each week.
NutraSea products are certified as Pure by purecheck.net, an independent consumer report that verifies the quality of supplements.
Unlike other Omega3 fish oil products, there is no fishy burp-back. In fact, NutraSea has a pleasant lemon/tangerine taste to it to ensure that patient’s enjoy taking the product.
NutraSea is the only product that delivers the appropriate dosages of EPA, DHA, and GLA that have been shown to have significant anti-inflammatory properties which are effective in the long-term management of dry eye.
2. Topical treatments
For mild cases of dry eyes caused by computer use, reading, schoolwork and other situational causes, the best dry eye treatment may simply be frequent use of artificial tears or other lubricating eye drops. Artificial tears usually are the first step in dry eye treatment.
The most advanced and effective preservative-free artificial tear available. Its unique viscoadaptive solution contributes to the products superior comfort but does not blur version. Compatible with contact lenses.
i-drop® Pur GEL
Its unique formulation continually refreshes and stabilizes the tear film, providing superior comfort and long-lasting, immediate relief with fewer applications.
This product is used to clean and remove ocular debris, remove makeup, maintain lid and lash health, and enhance the effectiveness of artificial tears.
For Ocular irritation, inflammation and lid-margin disease such as blepharitis.
Unlike traditional cleansers derived from man-made chemicals, Cliradex towelettes are a natural way to keep the eyelids and skin clean, comfortable and healthy. Cliradex towelettes are formulated with a higher concentration of T4O ideal for moderate-to-severe ocular irritation and eliminating demodex mites.