Those who are at a greater risk of developing dry eye symptoms include women, those over the age of 50, those with a vitamin A deficiency, and those who wear contact lenses or have a history of refractive surgery. Treatment options for dry eye vary depending on the severity of the patient’s condition. While dry eyes cannot be cured, there are various ways to soften or lessen your symptoms. Some treatment options offered to our patients are OTC eye drops, prescription eye drops, lid scrubs, and punctal plugs. During your appointment, we will discuss the treatment options that best fit your needs.