What are Plugs for Dry Eyes?
Temporary or permanent silicone plugs in the tear ducts keep tears in your eye from draining away as quickly. The plugs can be inserted painlessly in the office and cannot be felt once inserted. Oral supplements and other oral medications are also available.
At Wang Vision Institute, we routinely manage dry eye syndrome, from mild cases to the most severe, by tailoring the treatment to everyone’s cause of dry eye signs and symptoms.
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"The team at Wang vision institute is top notch! I am a dental surgeon and having eye surgery has been on my mind for years but I was afraid to put my ability to work at risk. Well all those concerns were thrown out of the window once I met the team here. Gabby saw me for my first exam and was very sweet and thorough and truly made feel like this is the best place to be. The team makes a business great and I can seriously say Gabby is amazing at her job, thank you. Dr. Jones and Dr. Zimmerman did my consultation and both answered all of my questions even when I grilled them about the stuff I had read online. I didn’t feel like I was being sold on any treatment but really informed well. Cameron the coordinator explained the finances very well and worked with my dad and I both so we could do the surgery together. He emailed me throughout the time leading up to my surgery and again, never pushy, but extremely professional. Dr. Wang is a celebrity for a reason, he truly is gifted and thank goodness for him. My surgery went very well with virtually no pain or discomfort. I am writing this the next day with 20/25 vision in each eye and 20/20 together. They said that will get even better as the next few days pass by. Thank you all from the front desk team, Gabby, Cameron, James, and all the great doctors for your stellar work!! You will have many recommendations from me."- A.A. / Google / Jan 26, 2023
"WOW! This place is a well oiled machine! I had the SMILE surgery and every single person I encountered was beyond kind, professional and knowledgeable. Starting with Dr Zimmerman, who was a pleasure to work with and straight forward, then Cameron who coordinated my surgery and made the process so enjoyable! James prepped & walked me through the actual surgery, he was awesome! And lastly Dr Jones who performed the surgery, kept me at ease and did an incredible job! I couldn’t be more pleased with this experience and I will recommend EVERYONE go see them for their lasik/eye needs! Thank you and I am forever grateful for the gift of sight!!!"- D.R. / Google / Jan 26, 2023
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"Wonderful staff and incredible overall experience! I had SMILE surgery and it was painless and quick! From the time I walked in, to the completion of surgery, they explained everything thoroughly, kept me at ease and I will forever be grateful for the gift of vision!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 25, 2023
Plugs for Dry Eyes FAQs
What causes dry eyes?
Dry eyes can be caused by a number of factors, including age, environment, medications, and medical conditions. Even too much wind or air conditioning can reduce moisture on the surface of the eye. Dr. Wang has experience treating a wide variety of dry eye cases and may recommend plugs to help alleviate unwanted symptoms.
So silicone plugs hurt?
No, the insertion process of silicone plugs into the tear ducts is painless, and once inserted, they are not felt. Wang Vision Institute uses the latest tools and technologies to ensure the process is comfortable. Patients with concerns about pain are welcome to discuss their treatment plan with our staff prior to undergoing any procedure.
What other treatments are available for dry eye?
In addition to silicone plugs, some patients benefit from medications or other treatments as needed. Our eye clinic in Nashville may even recommend lifestyle modifications such as protecting your eyes from UV rays and reducing screen time. Our goal is to provide long-lasting relief with personalized, comprehensive care.