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What is Mild Dry Eye?

A slight condition of dry eye with the following symptoms: -mild itching -mild pain or discomfort -occasional foreign body sensation or gritty feeling in the eyes -occasional redness

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Mild Dry Eye symptoms and seasonal allergy related symptoms?

Discharge or secretions in the corners of the eyes, usually white in color and/or mucus-like strands indicate allergy related symptoms. Itchy eyes are more than likely related to Dry Eye in all forms. To tell the difference, a cold compress applied for 5-10 minutes will relieve itchiness related to allergy eyes.

How often should I see my Optometrist for treatment of Mild Dry Eye?

Contact your Optometrist for specific information regarding your diagnosis.

Should I use Over the Counter products for treatment of Mild Dry Eye symptoms?

Patients diagnosed with Mild Dry Eye symptoms can utilize the products available on this website. TheraTears Multidose eye drops are recommended for symptoms at this level.

What medical conditions, factors and/or diseases produce Mild Dry Eye Symptoms?

One or more of the following can contribute symptoms: Aging, hormone changes, changes to your environment, inconsistent blinking (staring at the computer too long, playing video games etc.…), wearing contact lenses, post laser or refractive surgeries, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases, thyroid disease or Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids).

Do any medications produce symptoms of Mild Dry Eye?

Often, medications such as anti-histamines and nasal decongestants will produce these symptoms. There are some anti-depressants and birth control pills that will have the same effect. Consult your pharmacist about medications and their side effects.

Can I wear Contact Lenses if I have Mild Dry Eye?

Yes. In most cases, Blink Contacts will aide in the treatment of symptoms. Consult your Optometrist regarding your specific diagnosis and the use of this product.

What is Moderate Dry Eye?

A slight condition of dry eye with the following symptoms: -mild burning at the end of the day -inconsistent or blurred vision -occasional teary eyes -constant redness -A history of inflammatory disorders including arthritis, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Crohns disease joint pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I see my Optometrist for treatment of Moderate Dry Eye?

Contact your Optometrist for specific information regarding your diagnosis.

Should I use Over the Counter products for treatment of Moderate Dry Eye symptoms?

Patients diagnosed with Mild Dry Eye symptoms can utilize the products available on this website. TheraTears Multidose eye drops are recommended for symptoms at this level. In addition, patients can also use the eyelid foaming cleanser.

What medical conditions and diseases produce Moderate Dry Eye Symptoms?

One or more of the following can contribute symptoms: Aging, hormone changes, changes to your environment, inconsistent blinking (staring at the computer too long, playing video games etc.…), wearing contact lenses, post laser or refractive surgeries, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases, thyroid disease or Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids).

Can I wear Contact Lenses if I have Moderate Dry Eye?

Yes. In most cases, Blink Contacts will aide in the treatment of symptoms. Consult your Optometrist regarding your specific diagnosis and the use of this product.

I have been using the products my Optometrist recommended for treatment of Moderate Dry Eye, but they are not working. What other options do I have?

If you find the recommended products are not working for your symptoms, you may be a candidate for punctual plugs. This is at the discretion of your Optometrist. Make an appointment for a consultation.

What is Severe Dry Eye?

A slight condition of dry eye with the following symptoms: -constant itchy, watery and burning eyes towards the end of the day -consistent sharp pain or discomfort -constant foreign body sensation or gritty feeling in the eyes -possible redness of the white part of the eyes

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I see my Optometrist for treatment of Severe Dry Eye?

Contact your Optometrist for specific information regarding your diagnosis.

Should I use Over the Counter products for treatment of Severe Dry Eye symptoms?

An optometrist would need to establish the type of Dry Eye the patient has. The products offered on this website cover the most likely causes of Dry Eye at any level from Moderate to Severe.

What medical conditions and diseases produce Severe Dry Eye symptoms?

One or more of the following can contribute symptoms: Aging, hormone changes, changes to your environment, inconsistent blinking (staring at the computer too long, playing video games etc.…), wearing contact lenses, post laser or refractive surgeries, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases, thyroid disease or Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids).

Can I wear Contact Lenses if I have Severe Dry Eye?

Yes. In most cases, Blink Contacts and the TheraTears Nutrition vitamins will aide in the treatment of symptoms. Consult your Optometrist regarding your specific diagnosis and the use of this product.

I have been using the products my Optometrist recommended for treatment of Severe Dry Eye, but they are not working. What other options do I have?

If you find the recommended products are not working for your symptoms, you may be a candidate for punctual plugs. This is at the discretion of your Optometrist. Make an appointment for a consultation.

What is RevitaLens?

A contact lens solution designed to clean, sterilize, remove protein buildup, store and disinfect your soft contact lenses.

Can I use RevitaLens for my hard contact lenses?

No. RevitaLens is for soft contact lenses only. For more information about what type of solution to use with hard lenses, seek the advice of your optometrist.

How long will RevitaLens keep my lenses clean?

With proper use, you can leave your contact lenses on your eyes for 16+ hours in between cleanings.

How long should one 10 FL OZ bottle of RevitaLens last?

With proper use, this solution supply should last no longer than one month. Any solution that remains in one bottle past 90 days should be discarded as recommended by the manufacturer.

Why does the solution include a free contact lens case?

For the health of your eye, it is recommended that contact lens wearers change their case often, at minimum once a month. For reasons such as bacteria and protein buildup, changing your case each month will dramatically reduce the chances of eye infection or other problems associated with improper hygiene.

Why do you recommend RevitaLens?

Compared to other leading brands, RevitaLens projects a reputation of high quality and product confidence. Using clinical assessments, customer surveys and feedback, RevitaLens upholds a high standard of care for their customers.

What is Blink Contacts?

A lubricating eye drop to be used only when wearing contact lenses to maximize comfort.

When should I use this product?

Use Blink Contacts if you have any of the following mild to moderate symptoms: dry eye, itching, burning, tearing, and redness or irritation.

How often should I use Blink Contacts?

Blink Contacts can be used as needed, approximately 4-6 times a day for each eye. However, if symptoms or discomfort persist for longer than two weeks, discontinue using your contacts and see your optometrist immediately.

Why do you recommend Blink Contacts?

Compared to other leading brands, Blink Contacts projects a reputation of high quality and product confidence. Using clinical assessments, customer surveys and feedback, Blink Contacts upholds a high standard of care for their customers.

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