Reclaim Comfort: Unveiling the Latest in Dry Eye Relief at Optical Expressions!

Dry eyes represent one of the prevalent concerns brought to our office, and the growing reliance on computers, televisions, phones, and screens has intensified the number of individuals seeking assistance. Fortunately, there are multiple effective approaches to addressing dry eyes. At Optical Expressions in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ, we possess extensive knowledge on this matter. As a family-run business with decades of service to the Arizona community, Optical Expressions stands out for its expertise, compassion, and personalized eye care. Trust our experienced staff to address your specific needs.


Understanding Dry Eye Conditions:

Dry eye is a prevalent condition caused by many factors including health conditions, medications, nutritional deficits and eyelid anatomy. It can also be exacerbated by factors like climate and UV exposure and manifests through symptoms such as redness, irritation, and difficulty focusing. Optical Expressions in Arizona has witnessed the impact of these environmental factors on our community. Many people also choose to decrease pain from dry eye relief using artificial tears or lubricating eye drops, which provide essential moisture. Let’s explore the different home remedies to cure this eye condition.

At-Home Remedies: A Temporary Solution Until Your Visit with Our Doctors

At-Home Remedies: A Temporary Solution Until Your Visit with Our Doctors


  1. Over the Counter Eye Drops:

Explore the convenience of over-the-counter eye drops, readily available in major stores. Employ these drops proactively, ideally anticipating dryness before symptoms manifest. Amid the recent news of recalls for many eye drops, ask your eye doctor what eye drops are best for your eyes.


  1. Eyelid hygiene:

Eyelid hygiene is very important and should be a part of your daily routine. Eyelid scrubs and warm compresses are easy to incorporate and are as simple as using a warm, not hot, damp cloth to cleanse eyelids and lashes. Over the counter eyelid sprays and wipes are also available. Your eye doctor can recommend which brand may be best to meet your needs.


  1. Temporary Shift to Eyeglasses:

Consider a temporary transition from contact lenses to eyeglasses until your dry eye relief concerns are addressed by our doctors. Particularly effective if symptoms are linked to allergies. If you don’t normally wear corrective lenses, opt for sunglasses outdoors to shield your eyes from extreme temperatures and gusty winds, dust and harmful UV rays. Even on non-sunny days, sunglasses provide an additional layer of protection against dry eyes. Also, take frequent breaks from electronic devices.


  1. Hydrate:

It is important to drink plenty of water to be able to produce an adequate amount of tears. 


What to Anticipate Following Your Optometrist Appointment

What to Anticipate Following Your Optometrist Appointment

Supplement and Prescription Options

Explore the effectiveness of prescription eye drops,oral supplements and/or medications designed to manage ocular inflammation or stimulate tear production.  

Schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors to determine if these medications are suitable for your specific needs.


Specialty Contact Lens Solutions

A scleral lens is a large hard contact that sits on the sclera, the white part of the eye. This lens is filled with non-preserved saline before being inserted so there is always a cover of tears over the cornea.


Amniotic Membrane Technology

Amniotic membranes possess biological properties which promote wound healing and can help heal the cornea from multiple conditions. These include extreme dry eye, corneal abrasions, corneal ulcers, and more. The membrane is fixed to a hard contact lens that is placed on the eye for two to five days depending on the condition. At Optical Expressions we use the Prokera Slim which is a cryopreserved membrane that helps reduce inflammation and lead to faster healing time.


Punctal Plugs

Tears are drained from the eye through a little opening in the inside corner of your eyelids called the puncta. Sometimes tears are drained too quickly and contribute to the eyes feeling dry. A punctal plug is a small collagen (temporary) or silicone (permanent) plug that is placed in the opening to help keep the tears on the eye longer.


Exclusive Offering – TempSure Envi:

Discover the innovative TempSure Envi treatment, exclusively available at our Biltmore location. This advanced solution aims to address dry eye relief issues, providing a unique approach to enhance your eye health. Tempsure employs controlled heat to stimulate the Meibomian glands, restoring the natural balance of tear film and reducing dry eye symptoms.

Benefits of Tempsure for Dry Eyes

Benefits of Tempsure for Dry Eyes:

  1. *Non-invasive and Painless:* Tempsure offers a painless, non-invasive procedure that requires no incisions or anesthesia.
  2. *Long-lasting Results:* Immediate relief after one session with consistent follow-ups for enduring improvement.
  3. *Minimal Downtime:* Resume daily activities immediately post-procedure, ensuring no disruptions to your routine.


Take the First Step and Say Goodbye to Dry Eyes:  

Say goodbye to the disruptions caused by dry eyes and envision a life without compromises. Optical Expressions offers a solution that could liberate you from the distraction of dry eyes. Our team is committed to delivering top-notch care and ensuring your eyes receive the attention they deserve.

Schedule an appointment at any of our Optical Expressions locations and embark on a journey towards healthier, more comfortable eyes, allowing you to see the world with a fresh perspective!

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