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Xiidra – The Drops to Battle Dry Eye

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What is Dry Eye?

Your eye doctor may call it “dry eye syndrome,” “dry eye disease,” or simply “dry eye.” No matter what you call it, dry eye is a pretty common eye condition. It can also be pretty annoying, interrupting you while you read, drive, watch TV, or sneak in a little online shopping.

Not everyone experiences dry eye the same way

If you know someone else with dry eye, it may not be caused by the same factors. Symptoms may last longer or not as long. And those symptoms may be more or less severe than yours.

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The most common side effects of Xiidra include eye irritation, discomfort or blurred vision when the drops are applied to the eyes, and an unusual taste sensation.
Xiidra® (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5% is a prescription eye drop used to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.

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I have been a patient at this location of First Eye Care since I was a child! The employees are friendly, service is excellent, and the recent renovations really took this business to the next level!

-Alexandria P. – June 2016

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I’ve trusted First Eye Care of Grand Prairie with my eyes for almost 20 years. The doctors have always been attentive, proactive, and thorough. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for eye care!

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No More Need for Dry and Itchy Eyes!

5 Facts About Xiidra

Use Xiidra twice per day
Use one drop of Xiidra in each eye, two times a day, about 12 hours apart.
Wear contact lenses?
Take ’em out before using Xiidra and wait at least 15 minutes before popping them back in.
Single-dose containers
Each Xiidra container has enough medicine to treat both of your eyes once. So you’ll be using two containers each day, about 12 hours apart.
Scrub those hands
To avoid contamination, wash your hands first & don’t let the tip of the container touch your eye or any surface.
Have bad aim? It’s ok!
Each container has some extra solution in case you miss. Throw it out when you’re done – don’t save it.

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First of all, it’s good to know that you can talk to an optometrist or an ophthalmologist. Either one can diagnose and treat dry eye disease. They’ll want to hear all about your symptoms. They can also do some tests that reveal even more details about your symptoms. Isn’t technology amazing?


If eye symptoms keep bugging you, getting your eyes checked every year is a good idea. Don’t worry, a standard eye exam causes no pain or discomfort. That’s a win!

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If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using Xiidra and wait for at least 15 minutes before placing them back in your eyes.

*It is not known if Xiidra is safe and effective in children under 17 years of age.

Want to make sure you apply your eye drops correctly? Fear not! Check out our Instructions for Use and then our handy “How to Use Xiidra” guide. We created two options for you:

WATCH THE HOW TO USEXIIDRA VIDEO Would you rather see it demonstrated through the magic of animation? We created this video just for you.

DOWNLOAD THE HOW TO USE XIIDRA PDFAre you the type who likes to read it, absorb it, sleep on it, and read it again before diving in? Download these instructions and absorb away.

Check out the Xiidra website for more information.



Dear Patients and Families of First Eye Care Grand Prairie,

In light of the recent development and spread of COVID-19, our top priority has remained the safety of our patients, families, community, and staff.

The American Optometric Association (AOA), Texas Optometric Association (TOA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended that “health care facilities and clinicians should prioritize urgent and emergency visits and procedures now and for the coming several weeks” and to “postpone routine dental and eyecare visits.

To better follow the guidelines recommended by the CDC, we have made the decision to postpone routine eye exams and temporarily close. A doctor will be on call for urgent or emergency medical eye visits only. Should you have an ocular emergency that requires immediate or urgent care, whether it is an injury, infection, foreign body, or sudden change in vision, please call/text (469) 563-2460.

We will have limited staff in the office on an as needed basis for urgent/emergency visits, and to take care of contact lens orders, picking up glasses, etc. Patients can arrange to get their contact lenses ordered and shipped to home, or curbside pick up of glasses/contact lenses can also be arranged. We believe that this unfortunate but necessary step will allow us to better follow the CDC’s guidelines and the Dallas County Shelter in Place Order to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

We will continue to monitor and keep you informed as the situation unfolds and will update you on changing hours as we learn more.

We want to thank you for your overwhelming understanding and support as we get through these difficult times together (but socially distant). We are most concerned for your health and safety, and that of your family, and look forward to seeing you again soon!