Xiidra for Dry Eye Disease
Xiidra has been proven to treat symptoms of dry eye disease successfully. It is the first and only prescription eye drop approved for all signs and symptoms of dry eye disease. It is available by prescription only and is now available at all major pharmacies. At Overlake EyeCare, a premier dry eye center in Bellevue, WA, our optometrist offers this new treatment to our patients suffering from dry eye symptoms.
What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Dry eye syndrome is a common eye condition. It occurs when you do not have sufficient tear production to lubricate your eyes well. Tears are necessary for clear vision and for eye health. When your eyes don’t have enough tears, they can become uncomfortable and blurry vision can occur. Our eye doctor provides eye exams that both diagnose and treat dry eye syndrome. During this visit, we can discuss dry eye syndrome treatments, such as Xiidra.
How Dry Eye Syndrome Affects Your Vision
Some common signs of dry eye syndrome include:
- Red, burning, watery, or itchy eyes
- Blurred vision
- Lack of tear production
- Difficulty wearing contact lenses
- Eye irritation
- Sore eyes
Diagnosing and Treating Dry Eyes
When your eyes feel different suddenly, it’s important to schedule a visit with us at Overlake Eye Care. Our optometrist can perform tests to examine the number of tears in your eyes with a dye that makes any tears on the film of your eyes easier to see. The Schirmer’s test measures how quickly your eyes produce tears. We also look at the quality of the tears and how long it takes for them to dry. All of these tests help us diagnose dry eye syndrome. Patients with dry eye syndrome can benefit from the use of prescription eye drops, such as Xiidra.
Learn More about Dry Eye Treatments
Overlake EyeCare is one of the few practices within the Puget Sound area to offer Xiidra for patients. When you are experiencing stinging or burning eyes, discomfort in contact lenses, blurry vision, redness, or excessive tearing, call our Certified Dry Eye Center to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor. We can discuss your symptoms to determine the best treatment for your eye health. Restore your vision today with effective dry eye syndrome treatment in Bellevue, WA.