Partner with your eye doctor

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partner up with your eye doctor

a simple conversation can open up a world of options

Some things are better when you have a buddy. Like figuring out what’s going on with your eyes. If they’re bugging you, ask your eye doctor to take a look. After a quick exam, you and your eye doctor can chat about some options to help you manage your symptoms. Here are a few:

  • Artificial tears

    Artificial tears

    Your eye doctor may suggest over-the-counter artificial tears first. They provide temporary relief from dry eye symptoms.

  • Change your diet

    Changes to your diet

    Omega-3 fatty acids, found in foods like fish and walnuts, are great for people with dry eye symptoms.

  • Devices and procedures

    Devices and procedures

    There are also devices (like duct plugs) that your doctor may mention.

  • Prescription treatments

    Prescription treatments

    Your eye doctor may suggest a prescription treatment option like this one.

Chat at least once a year about how your eyes are feeling. Coming prepared with questions can help you get right to the point. Better yet, bring a doctor conversation guide with you.

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