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Dry Eye Treatment in Cityplace

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 Optique 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 Cityplace 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 Cityplace

Our optometry practice in Cityplace

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 27, 2024
Great eye doctor!
- Feb. 09, 2024
Great Dr and staff! Post exam there is a great selection of glasses. Highly recommend
- Feb. 08, 2024
Great Service and very nice people.
- Jan. 27, 2024
The whole staff is very friendly with great service
- Jan. 24, 2024
Staff is nice no issues, quick checkup no complaints. Recommend to anyone who is busy and wants to g... et in and out fast.
- Dec. 25, 2023
Friendly and helpful staff. Nice selection of eyewear.
- Dec. 21, 2023
The entire staff was professional, and extremely friendly. I loved Dr. Wang. She is phenomenal! Grea... t experience overall, highly recommend checking this place out for your eye exam and eyeglass, contact needs.
- Dec. 20, 2023
I looked up a provider that was on my insurance plan and found Optique. From the initial call all th... e way through the eye exam and picking up my new glasses the team was absolutely fantastic.
- Nov. 09, 2023
The no dilate method makes your appointment fast and easy. The first time I went for an appointment ... years back they discovered the curvature of my contact was slightly off. This fix made it so I can not tell I have them in, except for the improvement to sight of course.
- Oct. 20, 2023
Wonderful optometry experience here! I’ve been a patient of Dr. Zellers for years and have had exc... ellent service the entire time. Scheduling is easy and flexible, staff is friendly, I’m rarely seen late, and it’s a quick, seamless visit every time.
- Oct. 07, 2023
I came in today for the first time to have an eye exam and I was really impressed with the cleanline... ss of the facility, the selection of eyeglasses, the quality of service provided, and the level of professionalism from the team. Making the appointment online was seamless and they were able to move my appointment to an earlier time even though I called in on the day of, which is greatly appreciated. The Dr. was thorough in all that he did and his explanations regarding my exam. Nick also did an amazing job assisting me with finding the perfect pair of eyeglasses within my budget. He was also very thorough and transparent when addressing my questions and concerns regarding pricing / insurance coverage. Typically I feel like just another customer, but Optique had a very welcoming feel— I would highly recommend coming to this location for your needs!
- Sep. 22, 2023
A very professional group and most importantly very friendly and helpful. A great group of people an... d I highly recommend them.
- Aug. 13, 2023
I’ve been visiting Optique for about 7 years now and the experience has always been amazing. From ... the staff to Doc Zellers, every is always on point and super knowledgeable.
- Aug. 10, 2023
Great customer service. Warm and professional.
- Jul. 15, 2023
Everyone was so welcoming & knowledgeable.
- Jul. 15, 2023
Incredible!!! The staff is very attentive and friendly. I have a very unique prescription (Keratocon... us & Astigmatism) and finding the right frames and avoiding super thick lenses has been a nightmare for me in the past. Not only did the staff help me find the perfect frames, they suggested the much needed add ons, without resulting in thick lenses (and I have new sunglasses as well)! My script is perfect and I absolutely love my new glasses! If you’re looking for a new place to shop for eye care, I highly recommend Optique!
- Jul. 11, 2023
Visiting from out of town, my husband woke up with a swollen eye ! I called and Optique was able to ... get us in on a Saturday morning!! The staff and doctor were wonderful ! Extra special shout-out to Deva, she is top notch !! My husband was better by the next afternoon! We really appreciate the service we received
- Jun. 27, 2023
So convenient if you live in uptown and I like their devices they use to check your eye health.
- Jun. 08, 2023
The providers are thorough and professional. Friendly staff!
- Mar. 31, 2023
Dr. Wang was incredible. She took the time to explain everything and to address any concerns I had. ... It was the most comfortable I’ve ever felt at the eye doctor, and I would highly recommend her.

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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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