Restasis® is a medication that can help increase your natural ability to produce tears. It usually takes up to 3-6 months, after beginning the Restasis® eye drops, to begin to notice an increase in tear production. One drop is taken in each eye, two times a day. They are packaged in a convenient one month supply of 60 vials. After being on Restasis® for a few months you may notice that you are less reliant on artificial tears.
Chronic dry eye is common in Northern Nevada and can become more intense with advanced age, contact lens wear, with certain medications and with some eye diseases. Chronic dry eye and decreased tear production caused by inflammation that requires constant artificial tears will likely benefit from Restasis®.
Ask your doctor if Restasis® is right for you.