Dry eye is a condition in which there’s a decrease in tear production or the tears evaporate quickly. This can be due to a variety of factors, such as eye fatigue, age, computer use, illness, etc. Tear production is important because it keeps the eyes lubricated and prevents any invasions from foreign irritants and damage to the eyes. If natural tears can’t be developed, serum tears and artificial lubricants are alternatives that can help with restoring tear production.
Lubricating eye drops, or artificial tears, are similar to natural tears in that they provide moisture, relief, and protection to dry eyes. However, they are not equal. Some artificial lubricants can cause side effects and have preservatives in them to keep bacteria from growing within the bottles after opening. Also, there are many brands to choose from and sometimes it could take trying several kinds of over-the-counter eye drops before finding one that works best.
Serum tears, or Autologous Blood Serum Eye Drops, are prescribed eye drops that also help lubricate dry eyes and treat dry eye disorders. However, what makes them different from artificial lubricants is that these particular tears are made from your own blood. The serum is processed in a closed environment, making it sterile, all-natural, and containing proteins and nutrients like those in natural tears.
At ARCpoint Labs of The Woodlands, our serum tears are affordable, provide a lower chance of side effects, and are created just for you.
Learn more about our serum tears by scheduling an appointment at ARCpoint Labs of The Woodlands today!