Skyvision Centers was the first eyecare center in Cleveland to have a primary concentration in the treatment of Dry Eye. It's quite possible that we were the first such center in all of the United States! We are always on the lookout of the latest, newest developments in treating Dry Eye as well as other Ocular Surface Diseases, but sometimes the "newest" treatment is actually a kind of back to the future experience. So it is with Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Dry eye.
We have come to the conclusion that EVERY patient who suffers from Dry Eye should be on a significant dose of Omega-3 Fatty Acid supplement unless they have a sensitivity to these or if their family doctor says they can't. Not only that but we have made some very important discoveries about the various supplements that are available over the counter.
There are two types of Omega-3 Fatty acids that are helpful when they are taken as supplements: DHA and EPA. They are found in highest doses in fish oil and to some degree in flax seed oil. It's important to read the label on your supplements; Dr. White just discovered that the 1000mg fish oil pills he's been taking only have 250 mg of DHA/EPA in them, so he's been getting 1/4 the amount he thought!