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Dry Eye Treatment in Aurora

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 EyeCare Specialties of Colorado - Pioneer Hills 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 Aurora 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.


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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

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 02, 2024
From the moment I walked in the door, the staff was all very friendly. It created a very welcoming ... and comfortable atmosphere. I received great care there and will continue to go back.
- Apr. 30, 2024
I received excellent care when it came to my exam and new frames!
- Apr. 21, 2024
I was a little nervous walking into a new eye Dr. You never know what to expect when going somewhere... new... Dr. Vandan and his assistant where very nice and patient with my questions. They answered all my questions thoroughly so I understand and unlike a some other places i didnt feel rushed at all. I didn't walk out of there with more questions then I went in with. I was just there yesterday and have already told quite a few people about them!!!
- Apr. 20, 2024
Had to get glasses. Laura and the staff took great care in my selection and extras. Thank you!
- Mar. 28, 2024
Enjoyed my visit to EyeCare Specialties. I was seen quickly and they discussed all options with me b... ut didn’t push things that weren’t needed.
- Mar. 05, 2024
Been coming here since 2020. Love their attention to detail and customer service.
- Jan. 18, 2024
Great doctors and customer service
- Jan. 12, 2024
Very helpful and answered all my questions.
- Dec. 31, 2023
Great staff and friendly welcome
- Dec. 16, 2023
Very kind staff and very nice people would recommend them to anyone.
- Dec. 07, 2023
Great first experience. Courteous and friendly staff/doctor. They also give Veterans a nice discou... nt as well as being a designated VA provider.
- Dec. 06, 2023
Dr. VanDan and Mark at the front desk are professional, friendly, and always smiling. I trust them... to provide honest analysis of vision needs. I've been a client for several years and recommend them. I even took my son for his vision exam and glasses.
- Nov. 18, 2023
Friendly & efficient service.
- Nov. 15, 2023
Great care and professionalism from every staff member and doctor.
- Oct. 14, 2023
Dr. Kruglet's expertise is top-notch. He is friendly and communicates clearly. My glasses are perfec... t. I am so glad I found him.
- Sep. 19, 2023
The business has comfortable chairs and a relaxed atmosphere. When they couldn't honor my scheduled ... appointment on time due to their computer system going down I was given an upgrade of one of their paid services for free. excellent customer service today.
- Aug. 22, 2023
I have found the glasses I was looking for, said what I was looking for and was handed what I was lo... oking for, need to save a little more money very professional and relaxed atmosphere I'm going back
- Aug. 15, 2023
Leslie helped me with ordering my new lenses. It was a great professional experience 👏
- Aug. 11, 2023
Had a great experience and professional service at Eye Care Specialties. I received exceptional he... lp from Mark Ciesielski who did an excellent job understanding, applying and explaining how my insurance would be applied to my visit . I would highly recommend this office for your needs.
- Jul. 17, 2023
I had a great experience, questions asked were answered thoroughly and customer service was excellen... t!

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