Some of our Manhattan patients from dry eyes and patients as well not having LASIK. One of the treatments for dry eyes other than artificial tears is the usage of omega 3 fish oil pills. The fish oil act like a supplement to the eyes to control dryness in some of Manhattan NY patients. It works by providing a more lipid oily layer on the outer tear film. With this extra oil layer in addition to the one the eye makes, our Manhattan NY patients have less dryness symptoms such as burning, tearing, blurriness and fluctuation in vision. It keeps the natural tears from evaporating quickly into the atmosphere and provides our Manhattan NY patients with a more stable tear film to control chronic dry eyes. Most of our Manhattan NY patients see a difference in 2 weeks with the Best results in 1-2 months. Results may vary but most of our Manhattan NY patients notice a benefit. The dosage is easy usually 1000mg a day for mild dryness up to 3000 mg a day for moderate/severe dryness for our Manhattan NY patients. Side effects are minimal with a minor small percentage having gastric indigestion. Overrall Fish oil supplements can provide cardiovascular protection, control cholesterol levels, and many other benefits!

About Dr. Columbus

Dr. Bill, as he is affectionately known, is the founder and surgical director at Columbus LASIK Vision. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Scranton University and his medical degree at Penn State University Medical Center where he also performed his internal medicine internship. He then spent three years at Nassau County Medical Center training in Ophthalmology. Shortly after finishing at Nassau county, he began his cornea and refractive fellowship at the prestigious Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Columbus has demonstrated his commitment to excellence with over 25,000 corrective eye procedures.