DRY EYE TREATMENT

Dry eyes affect millions of people in the United States. It is estimated that as many as 4.88 million Americans over the age of 50 suffer from this uncomfortable condition.

If you need help, book an appointment at Primary Eyecare Group. We’ll help you find a treatment option that brings you the relief you’re searching for.

What are the common symptoms of dry eye?

Everyone experiences dry eye differently because there are so many potential underlying causes.

Typical symptoms include:

  • Redness or eyes that appear irritated and bloodshot
  • Consistent burning or tingling sensations in the eyes
  • Eyes that feel itchy or as if they have something in them
  • Increased sensitivity to bright lights or sunlight
  • Excessive tearing, or eyes that always appear watery

What causes dry eye?

There are many potential causes of dry eye.

In some cases, the cause is obvious, such as environmental irritants or short-term inflammation.

Some of the other causes of chronic dry eye problems include:

  • Disease of the meibomian glands
  • Blepharitis
  • Allergies
  • Defects that affect the eyelid or shape of the eye
  • Certain medications
  • Abnormal eye pressure
  • Deficiency of aqueous fluids

Because the underlying causes vary, treatment methods after diagnosis will also vary according to the patient. It is also not uncommon for there to be more than one cause for dry eye.

How is dry eye diagnosed and treated?

Through imaging of the meibomian glands, measuring osmolarity of the tear film, and screening for certain conditions, we are able to diagnose and provide treatment for the condition.

Some of the typical treatments include:

  • Prescription eye drops to combat inflammation
  • Treating oil glands
  • Blinking exercises or proper eyelid hygiene

If an infection is causing the issue, low-dose antibiotics may also be prescribed.

Dry eyes are not only uncomfortable — they can also be bad for the health of your eyes. Book an appointment at Primary Eyecare Group to find relief.

Patient Testimonials

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Queen A.

If you could give them ten stars, I would. Everyone there is friendly and personable. Dr. Engle is great at explaining everything so I can understand it. And he is actually fun, too! I feel like I am in great hands at Primary Eyecare. And it’s the best place to get great frames for your prescriptions or just for sunglasses. They have all the great brands! Go!

Suzy H.

This is an enjoyable place to visit even if you’re going to the doctor :-). The doctors are quite capable and enjoyable people. The people that help you pick out glass frames are good at what they do and the ladies behind the front desk are also top notch!

Sharon C.

My experience at Primary Eye Care is always 100 percent rewarding. From the moment I enter all staff members are professional and welcoming. Dr. Van Hoven is brilliant; the ultimate and best physician ever! He makes me feel right at home!

Brenda H.

Dr Pete VanHoven is wonderful. I have been seeing him for many many years. His staff is amazing and he always has the most up to date, state of the art equipment for testing every every area of your eyes and vision. I give them a 5 star review and would recommend him to anyone in need of an excellent eye doctor.

Bettie H.

Primary Eyecare is full of wonderful doctors and staff. Dr. Young, along with his colleagues, is extremely knowledgeable. They are always up to date on the latest research. The office is friendly and welcoming and the wait time is minimal. I highly recommend Primary Eyecare Group!

Wendy F.

Every time I go to PRIMARY EYECARE , I feel like my vision/ eyes are being taken care of by the best. Every appointment has been superb. From the front desk to Crystal to Dr Pete, I leave knowing if I ever experience vision issues, I am in the best hands in town. Kudos!

Michie F.

I have severe case of dry eye and for years I could not wear contacts since I’ve been seeing Dr. pace my dry eyes have improved 99% and as of today I’m wearing contacts my eyes feel great. Love this place all of the doctors are great.

Bernice B.

Great overall experience! I simply dread eye exams. The pupil dilation, the touching my eyeball with instruments, and the puff of air are not pleasant in any way. However, today was the exception. I didn’t experience any of those things and I had the best and most thorough eye exam ever. Everyone was pleasant, informative, and helpful. I highly recommend!!!!!

Vicki S.

Today was my first visit to this office, and EVERYONE was professional, friendly, and very helpful. Dr. Young was very knowledgeable and listened patiently to my concerns and thoughts. From the front desk to the frame selection room, I was treated with respect and kindness. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Judith H.

This is probably the first doctor’s office of any kind I have visited where everyone had a welcoming attitude! I took my oldest daughter there for an exam this morning and ALL the staff we encountered at her visit were super nice and professional! The optometrist was thorough and engaged. I made an appointment for my other daughter and I before we left!

Andrea B.

This was my first exam with Dr.Pace and she is an excellent eye doctor. She was very thorough and took the time to explain everything. She even plucked a stray eyelash that was on a collision course with my cornea. The staff is also very helpful and I would highly recommend them to everyone.

Tom W.

Staff were all professional and personable, making the whole experience a pleasant one. Really got the impression that people really knew their job and that the latest in eye care technology was in use. So glad we found this group.

Walter M.

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