Though dry eyes cannot be cured, there are a number of steps that can be taken to treat them. You should discuss treatment options with your eye care specialist.
Treatments for dry eyes may include:
Artificial tear drops and ointments
The use of artificial teardrops is the primary treatment for dry eye. Artificial teardrops are available over the counter and with a prescription. No one drop works for everyone, so you may have to experiment to find the drop that works for you.
Temporary punctal occlusion
Sometimes it is necessary to close the ducts that drain tears out of the eye. This may be done temporarily with a dissolving plug that is inserted into the tear drain of the lower eyelid to determine whether permanent plugs can provide an adequate supply of tears.