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Dry Eye Treatment in Mentor

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 Family Eyecare Clinic - Mentor 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 Mentor 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 Mentor

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MetLife
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 15, 2024
Very kind and thorough
- Feb. 11, 2024
Super nice Eye Care clinic. Dr. Kane is #1. Very professional and respectful staff too.
- Feb. 06, 2024
Great staff, nice shop, efficient processes - go here!
- Jan. 31, 2024
Excellent office staff. Dr. Carusone was attentive and answered any questions. Great yearly eye appo... intment!
- Dec. 21, 2023
Great people and services
- Dec. 20, 2023
Wonderful staff, very professional and friendly. My exam was thorough and selection of glasses is gr... eat too 🙂
- Dec. 09, 2023
Great selection and friendly staff!
- Nov. 03, 2023
Love Family Eyecare Clinic Mentor! Thanks so much!
- Oct. 23, 2023
Always feel heard, validated and cared for by everyone in the office! Time is always taken (more tha... n typical I am certain) with no backlash. I always have my questions answered no matter how seeming mundane! Recommend to anyone that is in need and will listen! I appreciate them more than they know!
- Oct. 19, 2023
The Doctor was thorough and efficient with time shared for questions. Very professional and caring a... long with staying in the human element.
- Oct. 16, 2023
Not stressful at all, even as it was my first eye exam as an adult. Kind and personable medical staf... f.
- Oct. 13, 2023
Service was fantastic. Loved all my glasses!
- Oct. 07, 2023
Simply the best!
- Aug. 22, 2023
Everyone is super nice and helpful! I was very well taken care of and looked after!
- Jul. 31, 2023
Dr. Sarah is the best.
- Jul. 22, 2023
I’m very grateful I was able to be seen on such short notice. I woke up with a scratched eye and v... ery uncomfortable. Thankfully the Doctor was able to help!
- Jul. 21, 2023
Awesome staff and Doctors! Had scratched eye from dog and they fit me in and took great care!! High... ly recommend!!
- Jul. 12, 2023
Doctor was nice and thorough.
- Jul. 06, 2023
Close to home. Saw me quickly when I needed them too.
- Jul. 06, 2023
Friendly and professional.

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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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