Dry Eye Treatment

Bronx Eye Associates -  - Optometrist

Bronx Eye Associates

Optometrists located in Pelham Gardens, Bronx, NY

Dry eyes can make the most menial tasks extremely unpleasant. Dryness and irritation can make anything from staying outside to reading a book frustrating and unpleasant. The team at Bronx Eye Associates offers comprehensive treatment for dry eyes to men and women living in or around the Bronx in New York City. If you’re tired of having dry eyes, call or go online to book an appointment with Bronx Eye Associates.

Dry Eye Treatment Q & A

Bronx Eye Associates

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome generally occurs either when your eyes don’t produce enough tears or when the tears they do produce dissolve too quickly to moisten the surrounding area.

Proper care and treatment are vital to avoid the long-term consequences of this progressive syndrome. If it’s left untreated, you might experience permanent corneal damage or vision loss.

What are the Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome?

You’ll know you’re suffering from dry eye if you experience burning, itching, redness or aching sensations in your eyes. This might make your eyes more sensitive to light, blur your vision or cause inflammation in one or both eyes.

Another common symptom of dry eye is foreign body sensation. In this case, you’ll feel as though something is in your eye, when, in fact, the dryness is making you more aware of your eyelid.

Watery eyes can also be a sign of dry eye symptoms. Your eyes sometimes overproduce tears as a protective mechanism to fight off the dryness. These tears dissolve too quickly to have an impact.

What are Common Treatments for Dry Eyes?

The team at Bronx Eye Associates can recommend a series of highly effective treatments to help you get rid of dry eyes.

  • Prescription Eye Drops: If over-the-counter eyedrops aren’t sufficiently lessening your symptoms, you might be experiencing chronic dry eye. Prescription eyedrops like Restasis® help increase your tear production and keep your eyes adequately lubricated throughout the day.
  • Prokera: Prokera® is a therapeutic device that targets inflammation in the cornea. If your cornea is severely inflamed, your eyes might not be able to produce tears at a proper rate. Prokera helps stabilize the inflammation and repair any surface eye damage.
  • LipiFlow: Lipiflow® is a highly effective treatment device that uses heat to remove any blockages from the tarsal glands at the rim of your eyelids. Eliminating blockages allows the glands to produce the oils that form the protective layer of the tear film.
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL): Intense pulsed light is a cutting-edge treatment that sends wavelengths of light into the eye to liquefy and release hardened oils. The light also helps reduce any existing inflammation and eliminates redness.


The team at Bronx Eye Associates offers state-of-the-art treatment solutions for dry eyes. To learn more about what the practice can do for you, call or go online to book an appointment.