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Age-Related Dry Eye: Causes and Solutions

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Addressing the Challenges of Dry Eyes As We Age

As we age, our bodies undergo various transformations, including changes in our eye health. One common age-related condition that many individuals encounter is dry eye syndrome. Understanding the factors contributing to this condition and how to manage it effectively becomes increasingly crucial as we age.

Dry eye syndrome in older adults often arises from a combination of factors related to aging and other external influences.

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Exploring Age-Related Factors Contributing to Dry Eye

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  • Tear Gland Function

    Our tear gland function may decline as we age, leading to reduced tear production. This decrease in tear volume can result in dryness and discomfort.

  • Environmental Factors

    Seniors may encounter different environmental conditions that exacerbate dry eye symptoms, such as increased indoor heating or air conditioning systems.

  • Medications That Can Cause Dry Eye

    Certain medications commonly prescribed to older adults, such as hypertension tablets, can have side effects that contribute to dry eyes. It's essential to understand how these drugs may impact your eye health.

  • Underlying Medical Conditions

    Age-related health conditions, such as diabetes or autoimmune diseases, can also increase the risk of dry eye syndrome. Managing these conditions is integral to overall eye health.


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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Eye Comfort Strategies as We Grow Older

Age-related dry eye does not have to be a constant source of discomfort. With the guidance of eye care professionals, seniors can explore various treatment options to alleviate symptoms and improve their quality of life.

  • Customized Treatment Plans

    Eye care specialists can create personalized treatment plans tailored to address the specific needs of seniors with dry eye syndrome.

  • Lifestyle Modifications

    Simple adjustments to daily routines, such as incorporating humidifiers in living spaces or using preservative-free artificial tears, can significantly improve eye comfort.

  • Medication Management

    In cases where medications contribute to dry eye, healthcare providers can explore alternative treatments or adjustments to minimize side effects.

  • Regular Eye Exams

    Routine eye exams are essential for monitoring age-related eye conditions, allowing for early detection and intervention when necessary.


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
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MetLife

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Family Eyecare Clinic - Painesville Prioritizes Your Vision and Comfort

As we journey through life, aging brings changes to our bodies, including our eyes. By understanding the causes and effective management of age-related dry eye, you can enjoy improved eye comfort and clarity, enhancing your well-being in your golden years.

Call Family Eyecare Clinic - Painesville today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam and discuss personalized dry eye strategies.

(440) 352-0616