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EAST FISHKILL EYE ASSOCIATES DRY EYE TREATMENT As you start your dry eye therapy, please feel free to contact us with ANY questions you have regarding your treatment. Here are a few other things you might want to be aware of that could provide extra relief. Some helpful tips: Wearing sunglasses outside reduces glare, provides UV protection and blocks the drying effects of wind. Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water and non caffeinated fluids. Add a humidifier and turn OFF the fans in the bedroom. Aim vents in the car away from your face. Take frequent “blink breaks” when using a computer. If taking hormone replacement therapy, be sure your doctor knows about your dry eyes. Use over-the-counter lubricants (Systane Balance, Soothe XP, Optive, Blink, Refresh Tears, Refresh Liquigel) during the day as needed for extra relief. Supplements such as Omega 3, fish oil and Vitamin D can provide extra benefits. Avoid excessive caffeine. Smoking aggravates this problem. Environmental factors can add to your discomfort ( allergies, fumes, dust). Airline travel can increase symptoms. Taking antihistamines for allergies as well as certain other medications and alcohol can increase symptoms of dryness due to dehydrating effects . CALL WITH QUESTIONS: 845-227-2233 VICKI CHENARIDES O.D. DEBORAH ROODNER O.D. EAST FISHKILL EYE ASSOCIATES DRY EYE THERAPY Restasis eye drops One drop in each eye 2x/day Anti-inflammatory eye drops One drop in each eye 4x/day for 1 month One drop in each eye 2x/day for 1 month One drop in each eye 1x/day for 1 month Artificial Tears One drop in each eye 3 – 4 x/day _Systane Balance _Soothe XP _Blink Tears _TheraTears _Optive _Refresh Tears Drop at night time _Genteal Gel _Refresh Liquigel _Oasis Tears _ TheraTears gel Warm Compresses _10-15 minutes per eye at night Lid Scrubs _Ocusoft 1x/day _Sterilid cleaner 1x/day Physician recommended Nutriceuticals _2 – 3 grams/day fish oil ** WAIT 5 MINUTES BETWEEN ANY TWO DROP INSTILLATIONS ** CALL WITH QUESTIONS: 845-227-2233 VICKI CHENARIDES O.D. DEBORAH ROODNER O.D.
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