dry eye journey

World Sjögren’s Day

If you’ve read our recent blog posts you know that July is Dry Eye Awareness Month, but did you know that today is World Sjögren’s Day?

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119 years ago today, Dr. Henrik Sjögren was born – and in 1933 he identified Sjögren’s Syndrome. The Swedish ophthalmologist’s discovery helped patients find answers to their health questions.

Sjögren’s Syndrome – a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease in which people’s white blood cells attack their moisture-producing glands.

This month we’re sharing people’s stories about their dry eye journey to find relief. Today we want to share a couple stories we’ve come across online from Sjögren’s Syndrome patients.

Kensi on Amazon titled their review of our Onyix™ Silicone Hydrating Sleep Mask, Finally-no more dry eye!!! Here are some details from their journey:

“I suffer from Sjogren’s and these goggles have been an eye-saver. I sleep with them on and I actually wake-up with noticeable moisture in my eyes-which normally would never happen. My dry eye was so bad before using them, that often, I would have to use eye drops to even open my eyes. Additionally, they are comfortable and the black ones also block out the light. […]

I will be using these goggles every night for the rest of my life!”

Hudson on Amazon, was able to find relief using Eye Eco’s Tranquileyes® Travel and Sleep Kit. Hudson titled their review, Made All the Difference.” Here are some details from their journey:

“I have had Sjogrens for over 40 years now. These are a godsend. My eyes were so painful, I was unable to use Restasis on a regular basis. With Tranquileyes. my eyes are the best they’ve ever been.

You have to really press hard on the foam inserts at first to keep them in place. I use the same insterts every night for a couple of months at a time.”

On this World Sjögren’s Day we encourage you to check out our partners, The Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation on Facebook.

In these reviews Kensi uses the  Onyix™ Silicone Hydrating Sleep Mask and Hudson uses the Tranquileyes® Travel and Sleep Kit.

Share Your Story

July is Dry Eye Awareness Month! Tell us your experience with dry eyes!

Did your doctor help you find a good solution or did you seek one out on your own? What treatments did you try that failed? What treatments helped you find relief?

We’d like to share more stories like Sarah’s because there are so many people that think their dry eye is a part of life that won’t go away. We want them to feel encouraged and inspired to seek a solution that provides relief and healing.

Please email us your story! Send emails to CUSTOMERSERVICE1@EYEECO.COM.

Share Your Story

Dry Eye Awareness Special

In celebration of you and Dry Eye Awareness month,
we are offering 15% off any purchase until July 31st!
AND
All orders over $40 qualify for FREE SHIPPING!

Please visit www.eyeeco.com and use promotional code ‘JULY18‘ or call us toll free at
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The Human Side of Dry Eye – Sarah’s Dry Eye Journey

July is Dry Eye Awareness Month. We’re spreading awareness by sharing stories from real people who have been on a dry eye journey to find relief.

Dry eye is a problem that affects over 30 million people in the United States alone. For some it’s an irritation, for others it’s a painful chronic condition that can have a big impact on their daily lives. The good news is that today we know more about dry eye, its causes, and treatment strategies. And, more than ever, eye care professionals are working together to address dry eye symptoms and diseases.

Today we want to share Eye Eco user Sarah Davis’s story:

For me, the dry eye condition began ten years ago. My eyes were in a lot of pain and my vision was deteriorating rapidly. My optometrist spotted the condition – I was classed at Stage 2 environmental keratitis due to incomplete eyelid closure – and we treated it successfully for a couple of years with a lanolin-free eye-gel for sleeping. My pain went away and my vision improved substantially.

Then, three or four years ago, I began to have increasing pain in my eyes. Over time, I found I was using my soft contact lenses as bandages for my corneas, since it was too painful to have my eyes open without some sort of shield or moisture supply. I work in graphics and art and weaving, and for a while there, either I couldn’t see well enough to work, or my corneas were in too much pain. Then, thanks to EyeEco, I began using TranquilEyes for sleeping every night, which helped tremendously. I tried OcuSoft lid scrub, but I reacted to it (as I did & still do to many topicals). Then I was referred to a dry-eye-specialist at Eye Associates of New Mexico, Dr. Kenneth Himmel, who has gotten my corneas back to healthy & happy. We began with a pair of punctal plugs, which helped (but not enough) and over the next few months we arrived at the best solution for me: two cauterized lower puncta and two plugged upper puncta. I have a bit of epiphora, but we decided that it was better to over-correct me than under-correct me. I continue to use TranquilEyes goggles at night for sleeping.

It turned out that during this whole time period, I had been developing Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, which likely was contributing substantially to the dry eye. As I’ve figured out how to manage the MCAS better, primarily through avoidance of dietary triggers, my corneas have gotten healthier.

Thanks to EyeEco and the help of a superb dry-eye specialist, I have my vision back, and my corneas are moist and happy. I’m once again able to do my work; I’ll attach a picture below.

All along this journey, I found it very helpful to read other people’s stories here at EyeEco. I was encouraged to discover that there are so many different causes of Dry Eye, and inspired to read that with some luck and persistence, a good many of us can find relief and healing.

Sarah
New Mexico

Sarah Davis shared this photo of her impressive weave work.

See more of Sarah’s work on her website, www.ajewelinspace.com

Sarah Davis uses EyeEco’s Tranquileyes® with sensitive skin foam

Tranquileyes® eye hydrating therapy is doctor-recommended and scientifically proven to relieve moderate dry eyes.

For overnight use, we recommend the TRANQUILEYES® TRAVEL AND SLEEP KIT

Learn More About Tranquileyes®

Share Your Story

July is Dry Eye Awareness Month! Tell us your experience with dry eyes!

Did your doctor help you find a good solution or did you seek one out on your own? What treatments did you try that failed? What treatments helped you find relief?

We’d like to share more stories like Sarah’s because there are so many people that think their dry eye is a part of life that won’t go away. We want them to feel encouraged and inspired to seek a solution that provides relief and healing.

Please email us your story! Send emails to CUSTOMERSERVICE1@EYEECO.COM.

Share Your Story

Dry Eye Awareness Special

In celebration of you and Dry Eye Awareness month,
we are offering 15% off any purchase until July 31st!
AND
All orders over $40 qualify for FREE SHIPPING!

Please visit www.eyeeco.com and use promotional code ‘JULY18‘ or call us toll free at
1.888.730.7999

SHOP NOW!

The Human Side of Dry Eye

July is Dry Eye Awareness Month. Dry Eye is a chronic and progressive disease that can be caused by any number of things.

Dry Eye used to be thought of as something that just simply happens the older we get; an unfortunate side effect of aging. And, for the longest time drops were thought to be the number one cure all.

Thankfully, in the last 15 years, research and science has blown that theory to bits. Now we know better. Now, we know that there are different types of dry eye and different treatments are needed to help people feel better and see clearly.

For many people, finding an adequate treatment for their dry eyes is a bit of journey.

This is Eye Eco user Darlene Schneck. She tried treatment after treatment with little success. It took her some time and some trial and error to discover the right combination to get relief from her dry eyes. This is Darlene’s dry eye journey:

For five years – 2011 through 2015, my left eye was blurry and dry. It felt gritty all the time, even at night. Both eyes tired easily, and by 9 am I couldn’t read or do computer work. It affected my life so negatively, since I am a photographer and graphic artist. It was discouraging, and I thought it would never get better.

I tried fish oil, heat compresses, a silicone sleep mask, OcuSoft Lid Scrub, and eye drops. Cliradex (for eye mites) was the first item that brought some relief, but it only took me so far. Nothing made the underlying problem completely go away until I started taking Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals Dry Eye Omega Benefits. This exceptionally pure fish oil is what my body needed.

Within weeks my vision started improving, and by a year’s time, it was almost normal again. More than two years later, my eyes feel great. This is a miracle for me. I now see perfectly out of both eyes 100% of the time, and I can drive 8 hours without a problem.

I’m 61 years old and I can work on the computer until 10 pm at night. My ophthalmologist is amazed. Everyone should give this product a try. It isn’t cheap, but the benefits are priceless.

To keep the eye mites at bay, the Advanced Tea Tree Cleanser is the only thing I use to clean my face after work each day. And I still use the Quartz Hydrating Sleep Mask and OcuSoft Lid Scrub for daily eye care and maintenance. All of this together makes my eyes (and me) so happy!!”

We want to share Darlene’s story because it is similar to other stories we’ve heard. Often there is not an easy fix for dry eyes, but if you try different treatments you can experience relief and, like Darlene, be so happy.

If you experience dry eyes, check out Eye Eco’s treatment options: visit EyeEco.com.

Share Your Story

This Dry Eye Awareness Month share about your experience with dry eyes!

Did your doctor help you find a good solution or did you seek one out on your own? What treatments did you try that failed? What treatments helped you find relief?

We’d like to share more stories like Darlene’s because there are so many people that think their dry eye is a part of life that won’t go away. We want them to know that with the right treatment there is relief.

Please email us your story! Send emails to CustomerService1@eyeeco.com.

Share Your Story