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Welcome to TheraTears

An 18-year research program, sponsored by the National Eye Institute, and directed by an eye physician focused on one goal: to develop a profound understanding of dry eye, and effective treatment. The result: a collection of treatment breakthroughs now available under the TheraTears brand.

TheraTears Lubricant Eye Drops

Dry eye is a result of a loss of water from the tears on the eye surface that makes the tears too salty or “hyper-osmotic.” Hypo-osmotic TheraTears Lubricant Eye Drops help put back the lost water, lowering the high salt concentration, so that they not only wet but also rehydrate dry eyes. We call this “osmo-correction”. sm

In addition the tears are an electrolyte solution specially designed to protect the eye surface. With TheraTears we replicated and patented the electrolyte balance of the human tear film so that each drop of every TheraTears Lubricant Eye Drops provides the special salt balance, the electrolyte balance, needed for the health of the eye surface.

And finally, each drop of TheraTears provides a special, highly lubricating form of carboxymethylcellulose, to maximize the instant relief from the dryness, stinging and burning, and sandy-gritty irritation of dry eye. So by rehydrating, protecting and lubricating the eye, TheraTears provides soothing, long-lasting and cumulative dry-eye relief that really works!

TheraTears Nutrition for Dry Eye with omega-3s

And while TheraTears Lubricant Eye Drops work from the outside, TheraTears Nutrition for Dry Eye (omega-3 supplement with optimized flaxseed/fish oil blend) taken daily, works from the inside

TheraTears Nutrition helps relieve eye irritation whether it’s from dry eye or blepharitis (eyelid inflammation). Dry eye causes the eye irritation that generally gets worse as the day goes on, while blepharitis causes the irritation that is most noticeable when you open your eyes in the morning. TheraTears Nutrition contains healthy omega-3 oils from flaxseed plant and from cold-water fish purified to contain no mercury or PCBs. Doctors and nutritionists have long recognized that omega-3s help combat heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes. Now it has been shown that omega-3s are critical for the health of the eyelids, tears and eye surface – critical for maintaining moist, comfortable eyes.

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TheraTears brand SteriLid Eyelid Cleanser

Blepharitis and dry eye are characterized by bacterial overgrowth on the lids. These bacteria are central to the etiology of blepharitis and exacerbate dry eye. The punctal plugs that are helpful in treating dry eye become colonized by bacteria.

While lid hygiene has been widely recommended for these conditions, patients have had to make do with diluted mixtures of baby shampoo or soap-pads designed to remove eye makeup. Now there is SteriLid