Dry Eye Doctors at Clarkson Eyecare

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Highly Skilled, Local Dry Eye Doctors at Clarkson Eyecare

The highly trained dry eye specialists at Clarkson Eyecare use the latest technology to conduct thorough eye exams and diagnose a variety of eye conditions. With a full picture of your ocular health, our experts can tailor a treatment to meet your unique vision needs.

Dry eyes can be a chronic condition, but your Clarkson Eyecare doctor can prescribe a treatment to keep your eyes healthy and prevent your vision from being affected.

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Treat Dry Eyes at a Clarkson Eyecare Near You

Clarkson Eyecare has eye doctors ready to assist you in Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. Find a location near you to achieve dry eye relief today.

What Causes Dry Eye? 

A variety of factors can cause dry eye, but the most common is decreased tear production and increased tear evaporation. This causes the eye’s surface to become inflamed, coining the alternative name for dry eye syndrome, ocular surface disease. Ocular surface disease can be caused by aging, vitamin A deficiency, medications, certain medical conditions like Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, allergies, wind, smoke, and dry air. Those with rheumatoid arthritis, which mainly impacts the joints, can also have symptoms of dry eyes. Our eye doctors at Clarkson Eyecare can help diagnose and discover the root cause of your dry eye syndrome to determine the right treatment for you. 

Can You Prevent Dry Eye?

Some causes of dry eye occur naturally over time, but dry eye can be prevented, or symptoms lessened. Since dry eye is primarily caused by reduced moisture in the eye, steps to prevent dry eye can include using humidifiers in your house to increase moisture, wearing sunglasses to prevent harsh wind blowing into the eye and protecting the surface of the eye, taking screen breaks from phones, computers, and other electronics, using eye drops if you feel irritation, and eating a Vitamin A and omega-3 rich diet. If you are experiencing the symptoms of dry eye, the medical professionals at Clarkson Eyecare can diagnose the root cause and prescribe the best course of treatment for you.

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Dry Eye Treatment Options 

The dry eye doctors at Clarkson Eyecare can provide advanced treatment options for dry eye and recommend over-the-counter options. If your eyes feel irritated and dry, try these at-home treatments first: 

  • Reduce screen exposure and give your eyes a break 

  • Warm compresses can help stimulate glands to produce tears 

  • Use a humidifier to increase moisture in the air 

  • Use eye drops to help with initial treatment 

  • Fish oil supplements (2-3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids (DHA+ EPA) combined daily) 

If over-the-counter options are unsuccessful, schedule an appointment at Clarkson Eyecare. Our doctors can help determine the primary cause and find the right treatment plan. 

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Schedule an Appointment Today at Clarkson Eyecare

Dry eyes can cause a lot of discomfort if left untreated. The dry eye doctors at Clarkson Eyecare can help diagnose, discuss options, and create a treatment plan to offer you relief. To relieve the symptoms of dry eye, schedule an appointment for an eye exam at Clarkson Eyecare.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dry Eye

Do I Need to See an Eye Doctor If I Experience Dry Eye?

Before seeing the eye doctor, you can try over-the-counter options like eye drops, using warm compresses, and humidifiers to treat dry eye. If symptoms continue, the eye doctors at Clarkson Eyecare can help with advanced treatment options.

How Do You Treat Dry Eye?

Dry eye can be treated through eye drops and other medication, or more advanced techniques like light therapy, punctal plugs, and special contact lenses.

Can Dry Eye Be Cured?

For most patients, dry eye disease cannot be cured. However, with effective treatment our eye doctors are able to provide patients with significant, long-lasting symptom relief and can prevent irreversible damage to the eye and surrounding tissue.

Can Dry Eye Disease Damage My Eyes?

Yes. In cases where patients suffer from moderate to severe chronic dry eye, it is possible to incur damage to the eyes and surrounding tissue. Untreated dry eye may lead to pain, recurrent infections, corneal ulcers, corneal scars, and even vision loss.

Comprehensive Eye Exam

Learn more about our comprehensive eye exams, performed both virtually and in-person. The eye doctors at Clarkson Eyecare recommend comprehensive eye exams at least once every two years for adults over the age of 20.

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