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Treatment Options

Dry eye can be a difficult problem to completely cure but there has been some recent development is treating the harsh side effects of this eye condition. Some of the recent treatment methods include:

LipiFlow® – We also offer the new LipiFlow® thermal® thermal pulsation treatment, if you suffer from evaporative Dry Eye you can now get this treatment in our office. With just one treatment, you may experience sustained relief. Click here to learn more about this advanced technology!


Restasis – a prescription medication (must consult an eye doctor prior to starting the treatment of this drug. This drug might be used as a last resort if other treatment options have been exhausted.



Nutraceuticals or Dry Eye Vitamins – New formulations have been created that show significant help in treating dry eye. These vitamins are also excellent sources of other essential minerals. In most cases regular or consistent usage is required to maintain results.


Dry Eye Drops – New solutions in over the counter dry drops can be effective in the short term. Some of these drops include Allergan’s refresh tears, Soothes new eye drop and Thera Tears. Artificial tears are available without prescription and may be used as often as necessary.


Flax Seed Oil Tablets or Oil – Flax seed has proven to be not only good for dry eye but good for the body in general. Several studies have been undertaken that show significant evidence that taking flax seed oil can minimize the effects of dry eye syndrome. It is said that ingesting the oil is better than taking pills due to the method of which it is absorbed into your system. A suggested method of using the oil is to mix it with Italian salad dressing.


Punctal Plugs – Many eye doctors will insert small plugs that help with natural tear flow. Some plugs are even naturally dissolving.




Easy Finance Options

EyeHealth NW makes dry eye treatment affordable for any budget by offering options to assist you in paying for your procedure.

We are pleased to offer CareCredit, North America's leading patient payment program. CareCredit lets you have your procedure immediately-then pay for it over time with a payment schedule that fits your budget.

Care Credit

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