Restasis & Xiidra
RESTASIS® & Xiidra®: Relief for Dry Eye
RESTASIS® for Insufficient Tears
When your eyes are unable to produce sufficient tears, you have a condition called Aqueous Dry Eye. This can become a chronic condition which causes great discomfort due to lack of lubrication and protection, making daily activities difficult.
At NewView Eye Center we offer RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion to treat the ongoing symptoms of Chronic Dry Eye. These twice-daily prescription eye drops help increase your eye’s natural ability to produce tears. It may take up to 6 months for the product to take full effect; however, relief can begin after one month.
RESTASIS drops are different from artificial tears that can be purchased over-the-counter. Those types of products simply provide temporary relief. RESTASIS is a longer-lasting, more effective solution and can be obtained by prescription only. Insurance coverage varies.
Xiidra® for Eye Inflammation
Some dry eye symptoms are caused by inflammation of your eye surface. We are proud to offer patients Xiidra prescription eye drops to provide relief. We recommend patients use these drops twice a day in the morning and evening, about 12 hours apart.
Not everyone with dry eye is a good candidate for RESTASIS or Xiidra. Our dry eye doctors in Reson, VA, will assess your unique eyes to determine the root cause of your condition so proper treatment can be recommended. Contact us today to schedule an eye exam.