Forty percent of Americans suffer from occasional dry eye – a common condition in which the tear ducts make insufficient tears for lubricating and nourishing the eye. It is estimated that the average contact lens dropout rate results in approximately $45,000 of lost annual practice revenue. Discomfort due to dryness is a leading reason many patients stop wearing contact lenses.
Occasional dry eye symptoms include:
- Irritated, gritty, scratchy, or burning eyes
- Feeling of a foreign particle in the eye
- Excess watering
- Blurred vision
- Redness in the eye
Occasional dry eye can even damage the front surface of the eye and impair vision.
Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing comfortable and clear vision. People with occasional dry eye either do not produce enough tears or have a poor quality of tears.
DROP THE DROPS
Many EyeCare Professionals reach for an eye drop to provide immediate, but temporary, relief. Inflammation is a hallmark of occasional dry eye, and reducing inflammation on the surface of the eye and regulating the glands that produce tears are essential to effectively manage occasional dry eye. However, inflammation is a systemic process and needs to be addressed from within the body. Artificial tears and re-wetting drops may offer temporary relief, but this only alleviates the symptoms.
Nutraceuticals, such as EyePromise EZ Tears, attack the cause instead of the symptoms, and provide rapid relief by reducing inflammation and improving tear composition.
Many patients tend to self-medicate using over-the-counter treatments, which can delay diagnosis and effective therapy. Provide you patients with some key questions to consider using this occasional dry eye assessment.
COMMON CAUSES OF OCCASIONAL DRY EYE
The development of occasional dry eye has many causes, including:
- Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) – approximately 70 percent of cases are MGD related, which is a chronic, diffuse abnormality of the meibomian glands characterized by terminal duct obstruction and/or quality or quantity change in glandular secretions.
- Contact Lenses – contact lens wearers are particularly susceptible to occasional dry eye as soft lens materials require additional lubrication, and a balanced tear film is vital to successful lens wearing. Additionally, medicated eye drops may exacerbate occasional dry eye in contact wearers. It is estimated that up to 50 percent of contact lens wearers discontinue use due to discomfort often caused by occasional dry eye.
- Seasonal – during the winter months, many experience occasional dry eye as humidity levels drop and home heating systems activate, resulting in drier air. This often causes tears to evaporate more quickly.
Additional factors leading to occasional dry eye include medications that can reduce the amount of tears produced in the eye, medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, and refractive eye surgeries, such as LASIK, which can cause decreased tear production.
EyePromise EZ Tears™
Occasional Dry Eye and Contact Lens Comfort Formula
Forty percent of Americans suffer from occasional dry eye, and discomfort due to dryness is the leading reason many patients stop wearing contact lenses. The EyePromise EZ Tears formula provides rapid relief from occasional dry eye symptoms in as little as two weeks and comes with an unconditional 30-day, money-back guarantee!
EyePromise EZ Tears features:
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OCCASIONAL DRY EYE RELIEF – GUARANTEED!
EyePromise EZ Tears is an occasional dry eye and contact lens comfort formula with nine anti-inflammatory ingredients to attack occasional dry eye from the inside, offering fast relief with the highest-quality, dietary ingredients. Some of the many benefits of EyePromise EZ Tears include:
- Rapid, fast relief from occasional dry eye symptoms in as little as 2 weeks
- Reduced contact lens discomfort
- Improved ability to wear and stay in contact lenses
- Minimized eye drop usage
Two separate patient studies have been conducted using EZ Tears to determine product effectiveness in two areas: occasional dry eye and contact lens comfort. The results are as follows:
Occasional Dry Eye Relief*
*Based upon a 56-patient study
Contact Lens Comfort*
*Based upon a 90-patient study
Based upon the positive results of the patient studies, EyePromise EZ Tears comes with an unconditional 30-day, money-back guarantee! Simply prescribe two softgels per day to your patients and we guarantee relief in 30 days, or their money back!
ONIT: Ocular Nutrition Impact on Tear Film.
The ONIT study was conducted under an IRB, was FDA registered, and is now published in a peer reviewed journal: Advances in Ophthalmology and Visual System. The ONIT study results indicate rapid relief of occasional dry eye symptoms using EyePromise EZ Tears.
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