At Eye Eco we are dedicated to finding solutions that provide relief from dry eyes, and we’re not the only ones.
Dry eyes affect more than 40 million Americans, but less than 5% of people have been properly diagnosed with Dry Eye Disease. Dry Eye Disorder can cause many health issues including obscured vision, dry skin, and even blindness. It can be caused by many things – including time looking at screens. For most of us that activity isn’t going away anytime soon.
At Eye Eco, we believe the best thing that can be done to keep eyes healthy and comfortable is regular visits to an eye care professional.
Because dry eye can have several causes, figuring out the cause is an important step in finding the best treatment option. Optometrists and Ophthalmologists do incredible work to make sure we can clearly and comfortably see everything in our lives.
We want to highlight some of the doctors who are as committed as we are to helping dry eye patients find relief. That is why we are starting a new campaign to acknowledge doctors by presenting them with Eye Eco’s Outstanding Dry Eye Practice Award.
Total Eye Care New Mexico is one of our first recipients of the award. Here’s what the team, led by Dr.
Daniel J. Dieterichs, had to say about receiving the award and about treating patients with dry eye.
What were your thoughts when Total Eye Care New Mexico received the Eye Eco Outstanding Dry Eye Practice Award?
It was an honor. We never get recognized for treating our patients.
Please tell us a little about Total Eyecare:
Total Eye Care is a small 1-1/2 OD practice in central New Mexico. We serve a wide range of patients from infants to the elderly. We have a rural practice so we are the only eye care for a 40 mile radius. A few years ago we decided that dry eye should be treated and not ignored.
Do you have a story you can share about how your practice helped a patient(s) find relief from dry eyes? Please share.
This story is true in most offices… a lady shows up for her appointment and has a list of all the treatments that she has tried over the last few years. She has seen 5 other doctors and her friend said that we could help her. After examining her we diagnosed severe demodex blepharitis in all 4 lids. We scrubbed her twice with BlephEx and started her on EyeEco advanced lid scrubs. She complained that her eyes sting a little when she uses the scrub, but her lashes have been clear for three months and her eyes look normal again.
What advice or tip do you have about treating patients with dry eye?
Don’t just give out artificial tears and ask them to come back on their own. Start a therapy and then have them return in two weeks to see if it helped, then if needed change the treatment. Then reschedule for more follow up.
What advice do you have for someone who is experiencing dry eye?
See your optometrist to ensure that your eyelids are healthy first of all, then together we can work on producing healthy tears.
Is there anything else you’d like to say about Total Eye Care, this award, or dry eye and treatment?
We really could not have accomplished our goals without the help of Suzanne Paulson [from Eye Eco], she is a dynamo and is extremely supportive and truly cares that our patients achieve success.
Total Eye Care New Mexico receives the Outstanding Dry Eye Practice Award
From left to right: Barbara Dieterichs, Dr. Daniel J. Dieterichs, Suzanne Paulson of Eye Eco
At Eye Eco, we are very fortunate to be able to work with some of these passionate helpful people who are improving the lives of others. We plan to highlight more of these practices that are dedicated to providing relief. If you have an recommendation for a recipient of the Outstanding Dry Eye Practice Award, please send us an email at Info@EyeEco.com.