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Dry Eye Treatment in Painesville

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

(440) 352-0616

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 Family Eyecare Clinic - Painesville 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 Painesville 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. 18, 2024
You will always be treated with warmth and friendliness here. The doctors are excellent and the sta... ff are even better.
- May. 16, 2024
Everyone here is very patient and kind. Appointment was on time and I received a thorough exam and h... ad all my questions and concerns addressed.
- May. 16, 2024
Dr. Tedesco is wonderful. She explains everything thoroughly and never rushes. There's always some a... nxiety that comes along with my visits but she has a very calm demeanor and its appriciated. The exams that I have are pretty involved but they have all the latest equipment to be able to do the job. The staff in both facilities are first class and profesional. I really can't think of one negative thing about my visit.
- May. 16, 2024
Thorough and very personal team. I only wish there were more frames in the $150 area to choose from....
- May. 10, 2024
Dr. Tedesco and her staff are incredibly helpful, and always so efficient! I’m super grateful at h... ow much time Dr. Tedesco spends with me to ensure that my glasses and contacts are perfect for my needs!! I can’t thank her enough! She is absolutely amazing!
- Apr. 23, 2024
Professional, Accommodating, and Friendly Staff that care about their clients. Dr. Tedesco and her ... crew have always gone above and beyond with their efforts of following up and making sure my Rx and comfort level were perfect for me. Their willingness to listen to and work with you all while caring for your viewing requirements are top notch.
- Mar. 25, 2024
We were impressed with Dr. Tedesco!
- Jan. 31, 2024
Dr. Kane and staff are friendly and professional.
- Jan. 22, 2024
Friendly and kind staff. The doctor was so caring and took good care of me! Thank you!
- Jan. 12, 2024
I'm so very pleased with the staff and Drs. at Painesville Family Eye care. Dr.Tedesco and all the s... taff are so very professional and personable.I would highly recommend all of them!Thank you all!!
- Dec. 27, 2023
I've seen Dr. Kane for several years and wouldn't want to go anywhere else. He's patient, listens to... all concerns and explains everything thoroughly. He's also got a great sense of humor.
- Dec. 26, 2023
Nice people and very thorough.
- Dec. 20, 2023
Great service, took time to figure out my eye issues and resolve them. Friendly staff.
- Oct. 15, 2023
Awesome staff!
- Sep. 17, 2023
Very personable and friendly staff.
- Sep. 02, 2023
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- Aug. 22, 2023
Very professional from start to finish. I was looking for a new eye doctor since moving from the wes... t side and this is the place. I will be back for future visits
- Aug. 16, 2023
Pleasant experience all the way around- Thank you!
- Aug. 16, 2023
Dr. Tedesco is great eye doctor and I trust her implicitly. I would never change doctors as long as ... she is available.
- Aug. 04, 2023
Both Dr Tedesco and Dr Kane are friendly, professional, respectful, and explain test results in a m... anner that is easy to understand. I have been going here for over 5 years and I have never had any issues or concerns. Highly recommend.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Painesville

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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