Fighting Seasonal Dryness

Your skin is not the only organ that needs extra moisture during the dry winter months.  Indoor heat and lack of humidity can also reek havoc on your eyes.  Dryness can cause discomfort and distortion.  At Price Vision Group we offer several products to help combat these problems. 

Dry eye sufferers experience abnormal tear film through the reduction of lipids, water, and mucin layers, and artificial tears can provide relief.  Oasis Tears and Oasis Tears Plus both contain glycerin, which works together with the water and lipids present in tear film and holds them on the surface of the cornea.  Blinking allows the solution to thin and spread, thus recoating the ocular surface and providing lasting comfort.  If artificial tears do not provide enough relief then a prescription product might be necessary.  Restasis® is an eye drop used to help increase the eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be decreased because of inflammation due to dry eye. 

Sometimes drops are used in conjunction with supplements like HydroEye, a patented oral formulation that provides a blend of omega fatty acids, antioxidants and other nutrients which collectively maintain a healthy tear film and reduce inflammation.  And if HydroEye is not providing enough relief, Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals makes a formula for dry eye which combines highly refined and concentrated Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and vitamin D to both provide relief and support proper tear function. 

Contact Price Vision Group at 800-317-EYES for more information about these products.