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Dry Eye Treatment in Bryan

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 Northwest Ohio Vision Center 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 Bryan 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 Bryan

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  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Medicaid
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Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 15, 2024
In and out no waiting. Thanks
- Feb. 13, 2024
We have been going to Northwest Ohio Vision Center for a few years and we love the friendly staff an... d great service. Dr. Andrea Yahraus is very helpful, professional and knowledgeable.
- Feb. 08, 2024
My wife and I really enjoyed our experience with Jordan and the whole staff. They were extremely fri... endly and very very helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
- Feb. 05, 2024
Very quick and knowledgeable!!! Great service and people !!! Highly recommend!!!
- Dec. 16, 2023
Excellent care
- Dec. 16, 2023
Dr Spiess was both friendly and knowledgable-nice selection of glasses and good explanation of benef... its
- Dec. 15, 2023
Everyone was just wonderful.
- Dec. 15, 2023
I would highly recommend this eye Dr.
- Dec. 13, 2023
The office staff was friendly and professional. Dr. Spies did a thorough job and was very pleasant....
- Nov. 21, 2023
Dr. Spiess is awesome! Very professional and his exams are so thorough! If you need glasses ask for ... Lisa! She has several years of experience and very knowledgeable. She will go over evey detail and option available.
- Oct. 24, 2023
Great place to get anything vision related.
- Jul. 22, 2023
Very friendly staff!
- Jun. 29, 2023
This was my first visit to Northwest Ohio Vision Center and it was very impressive. Dr. Richmond pr... ovided a very thorough eye exam and provided a comprehensive explanation of the results of my exam. I was very pleased with the services provided.
- May. 17, 2023
Everyone was so kind and polite. They had appointments available without hassle. Once we got there w... e spent hardly any time in the waiting room as well. The staff are just great, too
- May. 04, 2023
Excellent care and constant growth. I wouldn't go anywhere else for my eye care.
- Apr. 17, 2023
Dr Spiess and staff were very kind and listened to my concerns. Happy they were able to see me on on... ly a few day’s notice. Thank you for your kindness.
- Apr. 17, 2023
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
- Apr. 02, 2023
I always receive great service and the staff is always friendly.
- Mar. 20, 2023
Friendly, helpful & knowledgeable staff!
- Jan. 19, 2023
Everyone there was so kind & helpful

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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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