Dry Eye Treatment

Comprehensive Eye Care, Dry Eye Specialty Clinic & Eye Center located in Tremont Ave, Bronx and Brooklyn Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY

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Dry Eye Treatment services offered in Tremont Ave, Bronx and Brooklyn Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY

Dry eye treatment can alleviate the symptoms of poor eye lubrication, such as relentless stinging or redness. At Elite Eye Care, with offices in Brooklyn, New York, as well as East 149th Street, Grand Concourse, and two locations on Tremont Ave in the Bronx, Markiel Yakubov, OD, and the team offer professional, personalized dry eye treatment after diagnosing you with an eye exam. Schedule your examination over the phone or online at any of the New York City offices today.

Dry Eye Treatment Q & A

What is dry eye?

Dry eye is a condition affecting your eyes that results from too little tear production or inadequate chemical content of tears. As a result of any kind of dry eye, your eyes are frequently dry, red, and irritated. Put simply, your eyes don’t have the moisture they need to stay lubricated or flush out foreign objects, which can lead to additional irritation. 

There are many reasons why you might develop dry eye, including hormones, allergies, autoimmune diseases, and inflamed eyelid glands. Your risk is particularly high if you don’t get much vitamin A in your diet, which you can find in foods like carrots and broccoli, or if you wear contact lenses.

After the team at Elite Eye Care looks over your eyes with a comprehensive eye exam, they can diagnose dry eye and recommend options for dry eye treatment. 


What is dry eye treatment?

Dry eye treatment aims to restore your eyes’ lubrication and alleviate the symptoms that come with the condition. There are plenty of medications that can improve dry eye, and Dr. Yakubov prescribes them according to the type of dry eye you have. 

Medications in the form of eye drops, pills, or ointments. They can:

  • Reduce eyelid inflammation
  • Reduce corneal inflammation
  • Produce artificial tears
  • Stimulate natural tear production

Another form of treatment for dry eyes is called a punctal plug. Punctal plugs block tears from draining out of your eyes through their drainage ducts. Additionally, lifestyle changes like avoiding airborne irritants or wearing sunglasses can offer some relief. 


When should I look into dry eye treatment?

Dry eye treatment can help resolve or improve the symptoms that appear when your eyes don’t have enough tears to lubricate them and self-clean. You should schedule an appointment at Elite Eye Care for a comprehensive eye exam and possible tests regarding your tear production if you experience symptoms like:

  • Light sensitivity
  • Poor night vision
  • Eye redness
  • Stinging or scratching sensations in your eyes
  • The feeling of a foreign body in your eye
  • Mucus in or around your eyes
  • Eye watering
  • Eye fatigue

Many of these symptoms are common among eye diseases, so professional tests are necessary for getting a precise dry eye diagnosis at Elite Eye Care. 

Find out more about dry eye treatments and how they fight redness, watering, and irritation by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Elite Eye Care today.