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Dry Eye Treatment in Monroeville

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

(412) 372-2323

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 The Eyeglass Store 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 Monroeville 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 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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- Jul. 12, 2024
Dr. Budd discovered during my daughter's exam that she had a serious condition that needed to be tre... ated immediately. Thanks to his concern and sense of urgency, my daughter got the surgery she needed and is recovering nicely.
- Jun. 28, 2024
Friendly, professional doctors and staff, and flexible scheduling.
- Jun. 27, 2024
I have been going to this establishement for over a decade for my eyewear, contacts and checkup need... s. The staff is azaming and welcoming, they will go above & beyond to help you find right glasses and fit for you. The quality of frames and lenses is always great. Dr. Budd has been amazing over the years, he is thoroug and detail oriented and has helped me over the years to keep my eyes healthy. Highly recommend, you will not be disappointed.
- Jan. 06, 2024
Very thorough Dr.Been to multiple eye Drs and none of them were able to tell me why my vision in one... eye is worse than the other. Customer service was also great!
- Dec. 30, 2023
Very pleasant and helpful
- Dec. 27, 2023
Very professional service at this office. All staff are knowledgeable and well trained in their role... s. My new eye doctor is excellent in her field and very caring about her patients.
- Dec. 04, 2023
Our family has been seeing Dr. J. Bud for a long time and always he was very through and extremely p... atient. Their staff is also very kind and helpful. I am a fully satisfied customer kudos to the entire team of The Eyeglass Store. Regards
- Nov. 13, 2023
Arrived about 40 minutes before close, Kelly was friendly, patient & helpful, paid no mind to the ti... me. We bought 2 pair of glasses, eager for them to come in!
- Oct. 29, 2023
Great selection of frames. Awesome customer service.
- Oct. 21, 2023
I delt with Kelli, she was very professional and and very knowledgeable. Excellent employee.
- Sep. 15, 2023
I bought a pair of Rec Specs from the Eyeglass Store mainly for cycling and they are perfect. The pe... rson who waited on me was patient, kind, and knowledgeable, and my glasses were made within one week. Highly recommend this place.
- Aug. 30, 2023
I see Dr. Kaur for my annual visits, as well as my children. She is always so pleasant, sweet, knowl... edgeable, personable and interacts great with children! She even asks my young children if they have any questions which is so considerate to give them time to talk with her about their glasses. She really takes her time and never rushes you. I cannot say enough good things about her and I highly recommend her for your eye care needs!
- Aug. 27, 2023
I can’t say enough about Dr. Budd and staff! Exceptional service and expertise! Very personable wi... th patients and answers all questions on point! Recommend 100%
- Aug. 26, 2023
As usual - great thorough examine and friendly service
- Aug. 23, 2023
I had an appointment with Dr. Bud yesterday. He was kind and informative. I have been going there fo... r several years now and will continue. However, this is not Kenneth Funk, sr, this is his wife, Margie!! 😊
- Aug. 14, 2023
I love the staff friendly and welcoming. Dr Budd is kind and attentive to your needs he makes sure ... he is treating all your eye needs with state of the art equipment. I am very satisfied. Been a patient for 6 yrs
- Aug. 11, 2023
Dr. Budd and his staff couldn’t be more thorough and professional. My wife and I are both happy c... ustomers.
- Aug. 08, 2023
They have all the new latest and greatest machines they're very thorough friendly patience great all... the way around store need your eyes checked diabetic check new glasses this is the place to go to
- Aug. 06, 2023
The Doc and the staff are beyond kind & professional.. they went out of their way to look into my in... surance and find me the best use of my insurance… I highly recommend The Eyeglass Store! 😃
- Aug. 01, 2023
With only one staff person available, everyone got waited on & the staff member keep her cool! Come... ndable!

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Monroeville

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