Dry eyes is a common condition that occurs when natural tears do not provide adequate lubrication for a person’s eyes. We see many patients that experience grittiness, stinging, or watering and don’t realize that there are treatments available to help alleviate the discomfort. Applying a heat pack to the eyes can help. For more severe cases, short courses of medication are available. Another treatment option is punctal plugs: tiny biocompatible devices inserted into tear ducts to block drainage and keep more moisture in the eye. Punctal plugs are small enough that most patients do not feel them once they are inserted.