Defeating Dry Eye, Experience Relief!

Dry, irritated eyes slowing you down? Look no further! Eyes on 45th has the expertise and compassion to help you conquer dry eyes and rediscover the joy of comfortable, clear vision.

Artificial Tears

Artificial tears are commonly prescribed for mild to moderate cases of dry eye. The tears are used several times a day when you feel that your eyes are drying out. Artificial tears can be purchased over the counter or given to you by an optometrist.

Tear-Producing Medication

Our optometrist can prescribe a medication that is designed to help your eye produce more, higher-quality tears. Restasis is the most commonly prescribed medication.

Eye Inserts

Eye inserts are slow-release artificial tears. The insert is tiny, about the size of a grain of rice. You would place the insert between your eye and your lower lid, and throughout the day, it will dissolve slowly, keeping your eyes moisturized.

Punctal Plugs

In severe cases of dry eye, your optometrist may want to close off your tear ducts either partially or entirely. This is done to prevent the tears that you do produce from draining away. The punctal plugs that your eye doctor would use are made of silicone.

Specialty Contact Lenses

If you wear contacts, our optometrist can fit you with a contact lens that will both correct your vision and treat your dry eye. Scleral contact lenses sit on the white of your eye rather than the cornea the way that traditional lenses do. The contacts vault over the cornea, trapping moisture in your eyes.

Thermal Cautery

If you are responding well to the punctal plugs, your optometrist may want to close off the tear ducts permanently using this form of eye surgery. This is done through a procedure called thermal cautery, which uses heat to close the tear ducts partially or completely.