Dry Eye

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Causes of Dry Eye

  1. Aging: As we age, tear production decreases. Men and women of any age can be affected. However, after menopause and during pregnancy, women are especially susceptible.
  2. Contact Lenses: Wearing contact lenses often increases tear evaporation. This can result in irritation, increased protein deposits, infection, and pain. Dry eye has been shown to be the leading cause of contact lens discomfort.
  3. Medications:A variety of common medications reduce tear secretion. These include decongestants, antihistamines, diuretics, beta-blockers, sleeping pills, antidepressants, pain relievers, and alcohol.
  4. Environment:Occasional or continual exposure to various environments can reduce eye lubrication. These include sunny, dry or windy conditions; areas with heaters, dehumidifiers, fans or air conditioners; work settings (i.e.; areas with chemicals or hair dryers), high altitudes, smoke or air pollution and sand, dust or airborne pollen.
  5. Auto Immune Disease:Diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rosacea, Lupus and Sjogren’s syndrome can cause Dry Eye.

If you experience any of the symptoms below, you may have Dry Eye!

  • Dry Sensation
  • Scratchy, Gritty Feeling
  • Burning/Stinging
  • Itching
  • Excess Tearing (watery eyes)
  • Mucous Discharge
  • Irritation from Wind or Smoke
  • Redness
  • Tired Eyes
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Contact Lens Discomfort
  • Contact Lens Solution Sensitivity
  • Soreness
  • Lid Infections / Sties
  • Sensitivity to Artificial Tears
  • Eyelids Stuck Together at Awakening

At Pediatric & Adult Vision Care, we provide various treatment options, including

  1. Lipiflow® (watch our video!)
  2. Artificial tears
  3. Warm compresses
  4. Ocular Supplements
  5. Prescription Medications


“For years, I had severe eye discomfort, and I thought it was something I just had to live with. Coming to Pediatric & Adult vision Care was the best decision I could have made. They taught me I didn’t have to accept my Dry Eye condition. I follow a treatment plan specific to my situation and my symptoms are no more!” - Stacie B.

Wexford Office Hours

Monday: 10:00am - 7:30pm

Tuesday: 10:00am - 7:30pm

Wednesday: 10:00am - 7:30pm

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Vision Therapy Hours

Monday: 10:30am - 7:00pm

Tuesday: 9:30am - 7:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm

Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday: 8:00am-1:00pm

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