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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




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                                                        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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