One type of Chronic Dry Eye is characterized by decreased tear production due to inflammation. For this type of Chronic Dry Eye, RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion helps increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears.
Constantly using artificial tears may be a sign of Chronic Dry Eye
Some people who suffer from Chronic Dry Eye use artificial tears. Over time, some people need them more and more often as the condition gets worse. They may also find that using different kinds or brands of eye drops aren’t enough. Using artificial tears can help moisten the eyes and may provide short-term relief, but they cannot help increase tear production in cases where it may be caused by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye.
RESTASIS®: A prescription eye drop
RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion is the only prescription eye drop to help increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye. RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion did not increase tear production in patients using anti-inflammatory eye drops or tear duct plugs. With RESTASIS®, one drop, twice a day, with continued use can help you make more of your own tears.
Talk to Precision Eye Care today
Don’t wait until your next annual eye appointment. Our physicians can examine your eyes and determine whether you have decreased tear production caused by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye. Then, ask your physician if a prescription for RESTASIS® ophthalmic emulsion is right for you.