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Dry Eye Treatment in Toledo-Oregon

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 Maumee Bay 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 Toledo-Oregon 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 Toledo-Oregon

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MetLife
Patient Reviews
- Dec. 04, 2023
Great service in and out fairly quickly. Received my contacts in less than a week
- Sep. 18, 2023
I have had no issues with this location nor the location of Cherry Vision in Sylvania. I get the gla... sses here that my insurance does cover without any hassles. I also ask for the script to get them elsewhere. Also with the changes in my vision, they printed out past prescriptions along with current prescriptions. I highly recommend this place compared to Midwest Eye Consultants and the frames I picked out are a rose gold and super pretty
- Jan. 26, 2023
I love this place, they don’t make me wait for hours.
- Dec. 23, 2022
I had problems at other eye places. I decided to try this place. I was very happy with there service... , the eye dr was great the girls at the counter was great but most of all my glasses was perfect. I could see great out them. The other places I went to had issues with not being able to see out of them. I would recommend this place. Thank you
- Mar. 19, 2022
got glasses here 2 weeks ago. not the cheapest but you get what you pay for. i've worn glasses for 4... 8 years this is by far the best i.ve iver seen. thank you so much
- Dec. 09, 2021
Absolutely loved the service I received here and especially loved the front office girls who helped ... me out. Would definitely recommend this lovely place to anyone!!
- Feb. 03, 2021
Had an eye exam elsewhere and wanted to buy glasses through them. Staff was awesome, came in the t... ime they said, made sure the glasses for correctly, and was priced well in line with others. I will be back!
- Aug. 02, 2019
I love these People, their professionalism is on POINT
- Dec. 03, 2018
I only go there for all my eyeglass needs.
- Oct. 02, 2017
Have been a customer for almost 15 years. Dr Cherry has been a good man for as long as I can remembe... r.

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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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