Dry Eye Therapy: Relieving Discomfort and Restoring Clarity

At Optical Solutions, we understand the discomfort and frustration that dry eyes can cause. Our specialized Dry Eye Therapy services are designed to alleviate your symptoms and restore the clarity and comfort of your vision. With over 33 years of experience, Dr. Michael Campbell and Associates are dedicated to providing expert Dry Eye Therapy in the Hilton Head and Bluffton area.
For Dry Eye Therapy solutions, please call us at:
  • Hilton Head Commons: (843) 681-6682
  • Shelter Cove: (843) 785-8008
  • Bluffton: (843) 706-0607

Are your eyes feeling dry? Let us help with that!

Have you got eyes that are feeling teary, dry, or gritty a little more than once in a while? It’s possible you have what’s called dry eye.

Unfortunately the treatment to dry eye is a bit more than your typical eye drops, but have no fear, it is definitely treatable and possible to live a regular, active life without interruption.

We are here to support you with leading solutions for all of your dry eye needs. Give us a call or schedule an appointment today!

At Optical Solutions we strive to give our patients the most advanced technology in eyecare. We are now offering the only FDA approved treatment of Dry Eye Disease called IPL by the Lumenis. Click here to learn more about how IPL can take away the burden of dry eye drops and treat the underlying cause of the disease.

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What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a condition in which your eyes are not producing enough tears to lubricate the surface of the eye. Tears are vital to your eye health. Besides lubricating the surface, tears help protect against infection and wash away debris that enters the eye.

There are many factors that can cause a patient’s dry eye. Generally speaking women are more prone to dry eye due to changes in hormones during pregnancy and menopause. Individuals, both men and women, are likely to develop dry eyes as they age. Other causes include medications and long term contact lens usage.

Comprehensive Treatment

Treatment of dry eye varies and is dependent on the severity of the condition. The overall objective is to relieve any discomfort, keep the eye moisturized and make sure the eye is healthy.

Your eye doctor may advise you to use an over the counter (artificial tears) eye drop solution. Depending on the severity of your dry eye, they could also prescribe an eye drop solution to use in conjunction with the over the counter drops or as a replacement to that solution.

There are several brands of eye drops that your eye doctor can prescribe to you as treatment. The eye drops provide lubrication, increase tear production and will help reduce inflammation.

Another option to treat your dry eye that your eye doctor may opt for is punctal plugs. These tiny plugs are placed in your tear ducts to stop your tears from draining. By stopping the drainage, the tears stay in the eye longer, resulting in prolonged lubrication to the surface of the eye.

As seen, the method of treatment varies and is based on the severity of your dry eye condition. Patients can expect to discuss nutritional supplements, warm compresses, eye drops and more intense treatments with their eye doctor.

The best way to determine the correct treatment for dry eye is to schedule a comprehensive eye exam immediately. If left untreated for an extended period of time, dry eye could impair your vision and damage your eye tissue and cornea.

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Why Choose Optical Solutions for Dry Eye Therapy?
Dry eye is a common condition that can result from a variety of causes, including environmental factors, age, and underlying health conditions. Our experienced team, led by Dr. Michael Campbell, is well-versed in diagnosing the specific causes of your dry eye and providing tailored therapy solutions to alleviate your discomfort.
Our Dry Eye Therapy services encompass a range of treatments, including eye drops, lifestyle adjustments, and advanced therapies like LipiFlow® and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). We take a personalized approach to address your unique needs and provide you with long-lasting relief from dry eye symptoms.
FAQs for Dry Eye Therapy:
What is dry eye, and what are the common symptoms?
Dry eye is a condition in which the eyes do not produce enough tears or produce poor-quality tears, resulting in discomfort, redness, itching, burning, and a gritty feeling in the eyes. Other symptoms may include excessive tearing, sensitivity to light, and blurred vision.
What causes dry eye, and who is at risk for this condition?
Dry eye can be caused by various factors, including aging, environmental factors, medications, underlying health conditions, and certain lifestyle choices. People who spend long hours on digital devices, work in dry or air-conditioned environments, or have specific medical conditions may be at higher risk for dry eye.
What can I expect during Dry Eye Therapy at Optical Solutions?
During Dry Eye Therapy, you can expect a thorough evaluation of your dry eye condition, including the assessment of tear quality and quantity. Based on the diagnosis, we will recommend a tailored therapy plan that may include eye drops, lifestyle adjustments, or advanced treatments like LipiFlow® or IPL. Our goal is to provide you with relief from dry eye symptoms and help you achieve greater comfort and clarity in your vision.