If you suffer from dry eye, you may be pretty underwhelmed with the treatments that are available to you right now.  Maybe you’re sick of constantly having to put eye drops in your eye, or perhaps you’re a little wary of all the chemicals that are used to stimulate tear production.

Whatever the case may be, we’re willing to bet that you’ll be excited to learn about this latest advancement in the treatment for dry eye!

There’s a new FDA-approved dry eye treatment that doesn’t require any eye drops or artificial tears; in fact, it comes in the form of a handheld tool that works with your nasal nerves to stimulate the production of real tears.  The tool is called TrueTear, and it works as follows:

  • The disposable tip of the tool is gently inserted in the nasal passage;
  • Once the tool is switched on, it stimulates nerves to trigger tear production;
  • You can control the level of stimulation so that you’re never uncomfortable with the treatment.

TrueTear treatments have been so successful that many patients in clinical trials were reluctant to hand the device back over to researchers!

TrueTear represents yet another exciting advancement for individuals who are tired of constantly struggling with dry eyes.  One of the main benefits to this treatment is that it works with your body’s real tears, rather than artificial lubrication.  TrueTear devices are now available at an ophthalmologist office near you.

Want to learn more about dry eye treatments, including TrueTear? Schedule an eye exam with ophthalmologist Dr. Jacqueline Griffiths at NewView Eye Center in Reston, VA today.

NewView Eye Center serves the greater Washington, DC metro area.