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Spotting the Signs of Dry Eye

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Understanding the Symptoms

Dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and its symptoms can vary in severity. It's crucial to recognize the signs of dry eye early to seek appropriate treatment and improve your eye health and comfort.

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Common Symptoms to Look Out For

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Experiencing dry eye symptoms can greatly affect your daily life and overall health. These symptoms can disrupt your work, hobbies, and even your ability to carry out everyday tasks comfortably.

The constant discomfort and distraction caused by these symptoms can lower your productivity and overall quality of life. 

Here are common signs that may indicate dry eye syndrome:

  • Dryness:
    A persistent sensation of dryness, grittiness, or eye irritation.
  • Itching:
    Frequent itching or a burning sensation in and around the eyes.
  • Redness:
    Bloodshot or red eyes, often accompanied by discomfort.·
  • Excessive Tearing:
    Paradoxically, your eyes may produce more tears as a response to dryness, leading to watery eyes.
  • Blurry Vision:
    Vision may become temporarily blurred, particularly when reading or using digital screens.
  • Light Sensitivity:
    Increased sensitivity to light, known as photophobia.
  • Foreign Body Sensation:
    Feeling as though something is in your eye.
  • Eye Fatigue:
    Increased eye fatigue, especially during prolonged periods of reading, screen time, or other visually demanding tasks.

Ignoring dry eye symptoms can lead to worsening discomfort and potential complications. Chronic dry eye can damage the eye's surface and increase the risk of eye infections, scarring, and vision loss. Seeking professional guidance if you're experiencing any of these symptoms is crucial.


Dry Eye Diagnosis and Expert Care

When you choose Family Eyecare Clinic - Painesville for your dry eye care, you benefit from our expertise in comprehensive diagnosis. We understand that your unique health history and lifestyle can affect your dry eye differently, which is why we practice personalized care tailored to you. Our approach includes:

  • In-Depth Eye Exams

    During a comprehensive eye exam, we evaluate your eyelids, eye surface, and your complete health history and lifestyle to identify potential underlying causes of dry eyes.

  • Tear Assessment

    We conduct a detailed assessment of your tears, measuring their volume and quality. This assessment helps us identify any deficiencies in tear quantity or quality, crucial factors in dry eye diagnosis.

  • Tear Breakup Time

    Using advanced techniques like tear breakup time measurement, we identify specific areas of your eyes where tears may evaporate more rapidly. This information aids in tailoring your treatment plan.

  • Specialized Dry Eye Test: Schirmer Test

    This test involves placing blotting test paper strips on the lower eyelids to measure tear production over a specific time. It helps determine the volume of tears your eyes produce.


Dry Eyes 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
Insurance Plans
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  • Medicare
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  • Aetna
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  • Medicaid
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Patient Reviews
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- 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
the best
- 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.
- Jul. 14, 2023
The staff and Dr. Tedesco are professional, friendly and overall good to work with. They are locate... d at the Painesville office. They are the reason I go to this location. Great job and thank you. Renee
- Jun. 14, 2023
My experience with Family Eyecare Clinic is that the staff is always pleasant, friendly, and helpful... . Strongly recommend!
- May. 18, 2023
Super friendly staff and caring doctor
- May. 12, 2023
it was very quick and easy even when they were busy also never felt rushed 🙂
- Apr. 15, 2023
Awesome and friendly Staff
- Mar. 29, 2023
Best eye doctor I’ve been too
- Mar. 28, 2023
Always friendly, very professional ,always caring, always courteous

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Consult Our Dry Eye Experts

At Family Eyecare Clinic - Painesville, our experienced eye care specialists are ready to help you find relief from dry eye symptoms. We understand these symptoms' impact on your daily life and are committed to improving your eye health and comfort.

Contact us to schedule an appointment and discuss your dry eye symptoms. Let's work together to find the most suitable treatment and enhance your quality of life.

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