More Than Just Eye Drops, Dry Eye Therapy™
Over 75 million people in the U.S. suffer from the symptoms of dry eyes. You are not alone. While it is a chronic, lifelong disease with no current cure, there are many therapy options to manage dry eye symptoms and improve the quality of your life.
TheraTears® Dry Eye Therapy products are a unique, science-based therapy designed to be used together to help reduce dry eye symptoms.
- Provides immediate, long-lasting relief of dry eye symptoms
- Unique hypotonic and electrolyte-balanced formula replicates healthy tears
- Available in a convenient, multi-use bottle or preservative -free, single-use vials
- Removes oil, debris and other contaminants that can build up on the eyelids and eyelashes
- Natural, plant-based formula with tea tree oil
- Available in a multi-use foam pump
- Advanced Omega-3 supplement with Vitamin E
- Formulated with organic flaxseed and triglyceride fish oil
- Available in easy-to-swallow soft gels
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What Are Dry Eyes?
Your tears are a salt solution. As eyes become dry, they lose water and become too salty. And just like when you throw salt on a wound, they sting and burn.
Dry eye is a condition characterized by loss of water from the tear film. As a result, the tear film becomes saltier and more concentrated. When the tear film becomes too concentrated, osmosis pulls water out of the surface of the eye, creating hyperosmolarity.
What Are the Symptoms of Dry Eyes?
Though the symptoms may vary from person to person, common symptoms include the following.
DRY EYE SYMPTOMS
- Blurry vision
- Feels like something foreign is in your eye
- Gritty or sandy feeling
- Light sensitivity
- Stinging and burning
- Watery eyes or excess tearing
What Are the Causes of Dry Eyes?
Dry eye can result from a number of causes, including both physical and environmental conditions. No matter the cause, the result is hyperosomolarity of your tears.
- AGE. Dry eye is a part of the natural aging process. The majority of people over age 50 experience some symptoms of dry eyes.
- GENDER. Women are more likely to develop dry eyes due to hormonal changes caused by pregnancy, the use of oral contraceptives and menopause.
- MEDICATIONS. Certain medicines, including antihistamines, decongestants, blood pressure medications and antidepressants, can reduce the amount of tears produced in the eyes.
- MEDICAL CONDITIONS. Persons with rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and thyroid problems, glaucoma and Sjogren's syndrome, are more likely to have symptoms of dry eyes. Also, problems with inflammation of the eyelids (blepharitis), inflammation of the surfaces of the eye, or the inward or outward turning of eyelids can cause dry eyes to develop.
- ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS. Exposure to smoke, wind and dry climates can increase tear evaporation resulting in dry eye symptoms. Failure to blink regularly, such as when staring at a computer screen for long periods of time, can also contribute to drying of the eyes.
- OTHER FACTORS. Long-term use of contact lenses can be a factor in the development of dry eyes. Refractive eye surgeries, such as LASIK, can cause decreased tear production and dry eyes.
What Are the Treatment Options for Dry Eyes?
Currently, there is no cure for dry eyes, but there are treatment options and therapies you should discuss with your eye care professional. Your eye care professional can evaluate your eye condition to determine if it is dry eye and help you to decide on which treatment is best for you. If not treated, it could result in more serious consequences and conditions. Many leading eye care professionals recommend TheraTears® as a comprehensive therapy system.
- TheraTears® Therapy for your eyes®
- Dry Eye Therapy Lubricant Eye Drops
- SteriLid® Eyelid Cleanser
- Eye Nutrition Soft Gels
- Visit eye care professional
- Warm compress
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