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dry_eyeDry Eye Relief

Depending on the causes, Dry Eye Syndrome can be treated as a temporary problem or a lifelong disease requiring long term treatment. Either way, tears must be conserved or replaced in order to provide relief.

oasistearsReplacing the Tears: Artificial Tears are probably the most common form of treatment for Dry Eye symptoms. This will provide temporary relief, but with prolonged use, artificial tears can actually disrupt the eye's natural production of tears and lead to further aggravation of the condition, washing away the natural infection-fighting tear film on the eye.

dry03Conserving the Tears: In cases of persistent dry eye symptoms, permanent closure of the tear duct, or punctal occlusion, may be the best solution. Punctal occlusion allows you to retain your own, natural tears without the bother or expense of constantly replacing the tear film with artificial tears.

This easy five-minute procedure is performed in the office. There is no recovery and no other precautions need to be taken after the procedure is performed. You may resume your active lifestyle without any limitations. Most medical insurance companies cover some to all of the procedure under the major medical portion of your policy. If you suffer from dry eye, ask about punctal occlusion the next time you visit the office.EZ Tears Bottle Image Front HR

Vitamins can help maintain an adequate tear film. Eye supplements like EyePromise EZ Tears has Omega 3 fatty acids and other nutrients which supports proper tear secretion and tear film health. EyePromise EZ Tears is available at Vision Care Consultants.

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VISION CARE CONSULTANTS COVID-19 CDC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

Eyecare services are currently available for you, your children and family. However, please consult our Google Business page or call us for our current hours of operation. We want to advise you about the procedures and efforts that we are making to address the challenges regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus. (Read more)

Our efforts you can expect at our practice:

  • Staggered appointment times with minimal to no wait times in our reception area. Patients may also check in and wait outside in their cars to be called in for exam.
  • Following guidelines based upon medical evidence and closely monitoring the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Educating our doctors and staff on preventative measures provided by the CDC with daily staff meeting updates.
  • Increasing the frequency and extent of our cleaning practices, such as additional wipe downs of all hard surfaces including the front desk, examination rooms after every exam and additional cleaning for all “patient touch points” (door handles, eyeglasses, counter tops, and other high-touch surfaces).
  • Providing additional resources that are available to patients and employees including hand sanitizers, extra soap and paper towels at all sinks and restrooms.
  • Implementing heightened sanitation and hand-washing procedures for all staff.

OUR PATIENT REQUEST:

  • Only bring scheduled patients to the office (1-Accompanied adult per minor or elderly patient).

  • If you recently traveled to any of the high risk countries within the past 30 days, please, delay & reschedule your appointment for 30 days after you returned from your travel.

  • If you have any flu-like symptoms (fever, chills body aches, & trouble breathing), please, delay your appointment for 30 days.

  • If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, and you arrive at our office, we will kindly ask you to leave & reschedule your appointment

  • Please notify us as soon as possible if you need to reschedule your appointment. This allows us to release your reserved time to another patient.

With appropriate precautions we will together address this challenge and modify behaviors that will make us better prepared to face such challenges in the future. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Dr. Brawley, Dr. Friederich, Dr. Seibel, Dr. Wehner & Staff at Vision Care Consultants