Dry Eyes

It can be very frustrating and challenging to manage your dry eyes. The Cleveland eye doctors at Corrective Eye Center are happy to explain the challenges of dry eye management and provide relief for dry eye symptoms. To get the help you need, schedule an appointment or eye exam at one of our offices.

Types of Dry Eyes

When eyes produce an insufficient amount of water, they’re known as “primary” dry eyes. In this case, it may be helpful to avoid drafts and dust. During a Cleveland winter, we can expect homes to be heated and dry, and even whole-house humidifiers barely have an impact on improving moisture in the air. In the summer, air conditioning reduces humidity too. So, this may cause irritating symptoms. Sometimes, they can still tear if they are irritated; this is known as “reflex” tearing. The tearing will not relieve irritation, so the eyes may still be red and feel scratchy or irritated.

Primary dry eyes are more prone to being irritated by chemicals and pollutants because there is not that much tear flow to wash away irritants. Thus, irritants have more time in contact with delicate eye tissues. Contact lens wearers must have generous tear films, or use re-wetting drops. Essentially, oil and water do not mix well – even on the eye. Our eye specialists stress how the relative components must be carefully balanced for best comfort and best vision.

Over the Counter Treatments for Dry Eyes

Artificial tears are the most common dry eye treatment, which are available over the counter. If you’re using artificial tears frequently, try using brands with no preservatives. Other options may include:

  • Wear eye protection when outdoors for a prolonged period of time.
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Avoid coffee, which can dehydrate you.
  • Closing your eyes for a couple minutes every few hours can make a big difference in dryness.
  • Take out your contacts when you can. Leaving them in only increases the chance for dry eyes.
  • Use eye drops at bedtime to prevent the evaporation of fluids and help your eyes recover as you sleep.

Also, read our blog post about Home Remedies to Reduce Dry Eye Symptoms. If these tips don’t resolve symptoms, schedule an eye exam with Corrective Eye Center to explore more options. Our eye doctors will help provide comfort and improve appearance and vision.

Procedures for Dry Eyes

Several procedures are available for severe dry eyes ranging from Punctal Occlusion to Tarsorrhaphy. Any of our doctors throughout the Cleveland area can provide a consultation or exam to ensure that you are satisfied with your eye care options. Contact us to set up an appointment at your convenience.

 

Patient Testimonials

"It's great to see clearly again!"
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:03:22+00:00
"It's great to see clearly again!"

“I truly can’t thank the doctor and the staff enough for their caring about me and my eye health. I would and have recommended CEC. Thank you!"
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:17:26+00:00
“I truly can’t thank the doctor and the staff enough for their caring about me and my eye health. I would and have recommended CEC. Thank you!"

“Always a great experience. I was initially a little apprehensive about specialty eye care – not anymore! Thank you!”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:18:09+00:00
“Always a great experience. I was initially a little apprehensive about specialty eye care – not anymore! Thank you!”

“Long time patient. Very satisfied!”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:18:45+00:00
“Long time patient. Very satisfied!”

“Wonderful staff!”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:19:19+00:00
“Wonderful staff!”

“The best service I have ever had with my eyes and making them healthy. Doctor Salamon and the staff take great care of me!”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:19:47+00:00
“The best service I have ever had with my eyes and making them healthy. Doctor Salamon and the staff take great care of me!”

“Everyone at the office was friendly and professional.”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:20:11+00:00
“Everyone at the office was friendly and professional.”

“It’s always a pleasure to come here to Corrective Eye Center.”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:20:51+00:00
“It’s always a pleasure to come here to Corrective Eye Center.”

“Always professional.”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:21:14+00:00
“Always professional.”

“Excellent patient care!”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:21:34+00:00
“Excellent patient care!”

“I have been a patient for 8 years and have been very satisfied.”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:21:56+00:00
“I have been a patient for 8 years and have been very satisfied.”

“Everyone was polite and a credit to the profession.”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:22:47+00:00
“Everyone was polite and a credit to the profession.”

“Great staff. When I called and had a question, I received a phone call back promptly and my question was answered thoroughly.”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:23:10+00:00
“Great staff. When I called and had a question, I received a phone call back promptly and my question was answered thoroughly.”

“I have been coming here for years and would never go anywhere else!”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:23:29+00:00
“I have been coming here for years and would never go anywhere else!”

“I always feel confident about service and skill of the staff and doctors.”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:23:47+00:00
“I always feel confident about service and skill of the staff and doctors.”

“Awesome staff!”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:24:05+00:00
“Awesome staff!”

“Staff and doctors are always friendly and helpful.”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:24:24+00:00
“Staff and doctors are always friendly and helpful.”

“Very professional environment and staff. Highly recommend!”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:24:46+00:00
“Very professional environment and staff. Highly recommend!”

“Received very good service from doctor and staff.”
Corrective Eye
2019-12-23T20:25:03+00:00
“Received very good service from doctor and staff.”

"The professionals here treated me with respect. I was able to make my own choices about my care. Thank you to all of the staff. You Rock!"
Corrective Eye
2020-02-13T17:18:38+00:00
"The professionals here treated me with respect. I was able to make my own choices about my care. Thank you to all of the staff. You Rock!"

"After laser treatment for high levels of eye pressure in both eyes, they are now where they need to be. I would recommend this center. Thank you!"
Corrective Eye
2020-02-13T17:19:41+00:00
"After laser treatment for high levels of eye pressure in both eyes, they are now where they need to be. I would recommend this center. Thank you!"

"Dr. Louis listened to what I had to say and answered any questions I had. His office was immaculate and the staff very friendly. He resolved my glaucoma and removed my cataracts and, at this point in time, I no longer need prescription glasses. Everything is so very clear and bright and the colors are wonderful."
Corrective Eye
2020-07-13T21:13:53+00:00
"Dr. Louis listened to what I had to say and answered any questions I had. His office was immaculate and the staff very friendly. He resolved my glaucoma and removed my cataracts and, at this point in time, I no longer need prescription glasses. Everything is so very clear and bright and the colors are wonderful."
0
0
Corrective Eye

  • Man With Eyes Closed Pinching Fingers on Eyes