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Dry Eye Treatment in Chesaning

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

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Tired of your eyes constantly watering?

Want to find a solution for your red, dry, itchy eyes?

Dry eye disease can seriously harm your quality of life. It can cause severe irritation and even infection in severe cases.

Symptoms of dry eye disease include:

  • Red, dry eyes
  • Itchiness in and around the eye
  • A gritty-feeling in the eye
  • Light sensitivity
  • Excessive watering of the eyes

Visit Advanced Eyecare & Contact Lens Center - Chesaning for effective and lasting dry eye relief.

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How Dry Eye Disease Develops & How to Treat It

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Dry eye disease is an increasingly common eye condition that can happen either because the eye is not producing enough tears, or because tears are evaporating too quickly, leaving the eyes without enough moisture to function comfortably.

This can happen for several reasons including allergies, side effects from medications, hormonal changes, and illness.

Depending on the cause and exact symptoms of your dry eyes, our Chesaning eye doctors will be able to prescribe treatments and medications aimed at increasing the amount of tears your eye produces and/or slowing the evaporation of tears to better hydrate your eyes.


What Are the Main Causes of Dry Eye?

  • Aging

    Dry eye disease tends to affect people over the age of 50. This is because tear production slows as we age. As the lacrimal glands produce fewer tears, dry eye develops.

  • Hormonal changes

    It's not uncommon for some women to experience dry eye symptoms during pregnancy, menopause, or while using birth control pills. That's because hormone imbalances can reduce tear production.

  • Autoimmune disease

    Certain autoimmune diseases, like Sjögren’s syndrome, can cause white blood cells to attack your tear glands, thus reducing tear production. Other diseases like arthritis, lupus, and diabetes can also cause poor or insufficient tear production.

  • Medications

    Certain medications can reduce mucus production (one of the 3 tear components) thus contributing to chronic dry eye.

    They include antihistamines, antidepressants, diuretics, and beta-blockers.

Note that this is just a handful of causes. There are many other factors that can contribute to dry eye, including pollution and dry air, allergies, poor tear quality, dehydration, contact lens wear, and more.


Dry Eyes Treatment in Chesaning

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 22, 2024
Super friendly amd super quick
- Feb. 18, 2024
Great people fast friendly service
- Feb. 08, 2024
Excellent caring staff
- Feb. 04, 2024
We enjoyed our visit they are really nice
- Jan. 30, 2024
Wonderful Experience
- Jan. 25, 2024
great service
- Dec. 19, 2023
Everyone is so friendly at Advance Eye Care!! They are definitely the place to go to!!! I just love ... this place!!
- Dec. 15, 2023
I always have a great expereince at Advanced Eye Care. The staff are friendly, courteous and helpfu... l. The doctors are great!
- Dec. 09, 2023
Professional and friendly service!
- Dec. 03, 2023
Everyone is always so friendly and caring. They take the time that is needed to help you and explain... everything along the way.
- Nov. 18, 2023
A friendly, caring, and knowledgeable staff.
- Nov. 12, 2023
Amazing staff that shows care and compassion.
- Nov. 06, 2023
The staff and Dr are good at their jobs, assisting me to make a great choice in frame design. Thanks... to all of you .
- Oct. 29, 2023
Dr.Wicke is amazing! The whole staff is always super cordial and friendly. The place is immaculate a... nd the glasses are always on point! I love this place!
- Aug. 20, 2023
Staff very friendly and prompt. Explain process and speedy getting in and out
- Jul. 18, 2023
Service,Service,Service !
- Jul. 12, 2023
Great place all around. I've been a patient for 3 years. Took in a pair of glasses I RAN OVER with m... y bike, and they fixed them. These things were crushed, beyond hope in my eyes, but not in hers (forgot her name). 5 minutes later, she showed me my fixed glasses. Thanks again!
- Jun. 29, 2023
Amazing visit.
- Jun. 27, 2023
Great customer service!
- Jun. 15, 2023
Would highly recommend!

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Dry Eyes FAQs

Can I still wear contact lenses if I have dry eye syndrome?

Yes, some people can still wear contact lenses with dry eye syndrome. However, depending on its severity, you may need to carefully select the adequate contact lens for optimal clarity and comfort.

Oftentimes, because contact lenses sit on the eye, it's difficult for vital oxygen to reach the eye. This can worsen dry eye symptoms, and increase the risk of scratching or otherwise damaging your eye. Make sure to ask your eye doctor which contact lenses are most adapted to your condition.

Can dry eye syndrome be cured?

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for dry eye syndrome. There are, however, many treatment options that offer lasting dry eye relief.

Can dry eye syndrome cause blindness?

In rare extreme cases, dry eye syndrome can cause corneal ulcers. These ulcers can result in scarring on the eye, making it difficult for the cornea to focus light accurately. If left untreated, corneal ulcers and the associated scarring can result in blindness.

How can I prevent dry eye symptoms?

Below are a few tips that will help prevent dry eye symptoms:

  • Point fans, heaters, and air vents so that they don’t directly blow into your eyes
  • Eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids
  • Stay properly hydrated
  • Take breaks during long tasks, especially those that require extended visual focus

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