It goes without saying that effective treatment must follow a correct diagnosis. There are a number of steps that can be taken to alleviate the symptoms and treat them effectively. You should discuss treatment options with an eye care specialist. Treatments for dry eyes may include:

  • Artificial Tears
  • Lubricating Ointments
  • Tear Duct Plugs
  • Antibiotics
  • Hot Compresses
  • Steroid Drops
  • Eyelid Scrubs

and many others…

Given the large number of possible causes and treatments, varying degrees of effectiveness and the need to avoid a “try this-try that approach”, it is very important that patients receive a comprehensive eye exam and correct diagnosis to avoid ineffective treatment, wasted time and expense.

ATD provides your eye doctor the diagnostic tools necessary to more precisely diagnose and treat DES.