Once DES has been diagnosed, an eye health professional may choose different methods to treat the condition depending on factors such as symptom type or severity and potential environmental triggers. Some of the common strategies to treat DES include:
- Correcting refractive errors with spectacles or contact lenses to reduce eye strain-related symptoms of DES.
- Using lenses treated with filters that block out certain kinds of light such as harsh blue light to alleviate eye fatigue-related symptoms of DES.
- Using lubricating eye drops to improve dry eye-related symptoms of DES (fatigue, irritation, and redness).