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Dry Eye Treatment in Wexford

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 Eyetique - Wexford 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 Wexford 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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- Apr. 11, 2024
The staff at Wexford Eyetique is outstanding!!
- Apr. 11, 2024
Loved the Wexford location-great selections and Dr.Adolfo was very approachable, friendly and very k... nowledgeable. I would highly recommend her and this location to anyone looking for a new eye doctor!
- Mar. 05, 2024
Best customer service I have ever experienced!
- Dec. 14, 2023
The service here is unbelievable! We drive over an hour each way to come here! They really care and ... make sure you get what you need no matter what!
- Dec. 11, 2023
Very friendly and professional staff with Sherry being the best of the best.
- Dec. 01, 2023
Always a great experience at Eyetique in Wexford. The entire team is very helpful and informative fr... om start to finish.
- Nov. 28, 2023
Very friendly and did a good job of getting my order for contacts placed.
- Nov. 04, 2023
Great exam, great service. You get what you pay for.
- Oct. 19, 2023
Overall, an excellent experience
- Oct. 19, 2023
Heather was kind and knowledgeable. She answered all of my questions thoroughly. The selection of gl... asses is the best here. I got the most beautiful Dior frames and for the first time I actually want to wear my glasses. 10/10 recommend Eyetique to anyone
- Oct. 11, 2023
Highly recommended!
- Sep. 09, 2023
Great place, it is very easy to book an apt online, and is in a convenient location. Dustin was very... nice and explained everything to expect during the visit. Dr. Snyder was great and the exam was thorough. It was nice that all of the exam equipment was in one room, as opposed to other places were you have to go from room to room to have the different tests. Cheri was very friendly and helped me decide on a pair of glasses. There is also a really nice selection of glasses to chose from. I'm glad I chose to try this office out, as I wanted to change eye doctors.
- Sep. 05, 2023
Amazing professional kind and respectful experiences here. Great director/manager who is very on top... of customer needs and wants.
- Aug. 18, 2023
Dr. Snyder did a great job during my exam, answered all my questions and was patient with me when I ... needed to take breaks during prescription testing. Dustin was super nice and helped me find a cute pair of glasses in my budget.
- Aug. 14, 2023
Very friendly staff. I see Dr. Joanne Adolfo and she is wonderful, very kind and patient..
- Aug. 13, 2023
Quality and great service. Thanks
- Aug. 01, 2023
Everyone treated me well, and was able to answer any question I had.
- Jul. 22, 2023
Wonderful experience. Everyone was so knowledgeable and kind. All of my questions and concerns were ... answered. Thank you!
- May. 21, 2023
Dr Adolfo was very thorough. She is pleasant and personable. A great experience.
- Apr. 08, 2023
Dustin is the best! He helped me with my broken glasses and was super accommodating, friendly, and t... alked through everything with me while being very patient. He made sure i left happy and informed. I would recommend him to anyone.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Wexford

Our optometry practice in Wexford

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • EyeMed
  • VBA
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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