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What's your Resolution? Enhance your vision, get more resolution.

Did you know In one year, the average contact lens wearer spends nearly 60 hours wetting, soaking, rubbing, cleaning and in other ways maintaining contact lenses. Get free of the hassle! Have you considered LASIK? Dr. Gailitis has been performing vision correction surgery in South Florida for more than twenty years and has a long list of pleased patients with better vision. Read more...

Sunday, December 1, 2013  


Get a fresh look for the fresh New Year: The truth about Dermal Fillers

Have you considered Dermal Fillers? Wrinkles form when this natural collagen thins. This loss is primarily a factor of aging; but exposure, pollution, health, heredity and lifestyle also play roles. Without enough collagen, wrinkles and lines start to form wherever the skin moves. Read more...

Monday, December 2, 2013  


New Year's Eve is made for late night fun: Check out tips to night time Driving
With the winter season officially upon us, our nights are longer, which means more nighttime driving. According to a national survey, 32% of drivers reported that they have trouble seeing in the dark. Read more...

Monday, December 3, 2013


Editing Holiday Pictures and want to get the Red out? Check out the causes of Red Eye in Flash Photography?
Have you ever wondered what causes eyes to appear red in photos? Usually this happens indoors or at night when the pupils are more dilated than usual. The light from camera flashes are generally located only a few inches from the camera's lens. Read more...

Monday, December 4, 2013


January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month
aking some time to raise awareness about Glaucoma is imperative because most of symptoms are so difficult to identify, leaving many to refer to it as sneak thief of sight. Read more...

Monday, December 4, 2013

Dry Eye Treatments

How do you treat dry eyes?

eye_drops3Dry Eye treatments can range from artificial tears, to supplements such as fish oil or flax seed, to medications such as Restasis® or even moisture chamber goggles. Closing the tear drainage ducts by placement of puntal plugs made of either collagen or synthetic materials can also be very helpful in certain situations (learn more below).

Normally, the first choice of treatment for dry eyes is artificial tears or eye drops bought over the counter at your pharmacy and administered at intervals throughout the day. There are many different brands and types of dry eyes available over the counter. Some are more"gel like" than others and can cause a short term blurring of vision right after they are administered.

Herbal supplements have also proven to provide reprieve for dry eyes in some people. Fish oils, flaxseed oil and other Omega-3s promote overall ocular health. Research has shown that eating a diet high in the essential fatty acids, EPA, DHA and GLA can significantly decrease inflammation throughout the body and help to maintain flexibility in the ocular membrane.

Restasis is a prescription eye drop that may be prescribed to use twice daily to treat dry eyes. Restasis is designed to help increase your eye's natural ability to produce tears in cases where it may be reduced due to inflammation from chronic dry eyes. Restasis is not the solution for everyone with dry eyes.

Punctal Plugs

Keeping the natural tears on the surface of the eye longer is another approach to treating dry eyes. Small silicone plugs can be placed in the puncta (drainage canals) to prevent tears from draining from the eyes. These plugs can be removed if needed. There is also a surgical procedure to permanently close the puncta. Specialists sometimes recommend temporary closure of the tear drainage system to increase the volume of the tear film. Placement of plugs is a quick and painless office procedure.

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