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Dry Eye Treatment in Somerset Manor

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

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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 Insight Vision Center - Prairie Village 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 Somerset Manor 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 Treatment in Somerset Manor

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
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Patient Reviews
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- Dec. 02, 2023
Friendly staff!
- Nov. 28, 2023
Best service I’ve ever received when picking out new glasses! Danette was just fantastic. I apprec... iate her love for helping others picking out frames that fit their face shape. I showed her what I was looking at online and was 10000% sure I was going to purchase it online. Within minutes she found me a pair almost exactly like it within the store and showed me how the one online would be too small for my face. I ended up purchasing everything from her and walked away happier than I expected. I’m always so appreciative when I meet someone who truly cares about their job. Thank you so much, Danette! I’m always coming back to you for my new glasses!!
- Nov. 23, 2023
Very professional. Low-key. Is realistic about expectations.
- Sep. 22, 2023
The optometrist is not rushed and takes her time checking all the details, a rare event these days!
- May. 30, 2023
Had a wonderful experience buying my first pair of prescription sunglasses. Staff was very helpful a... nd friendly!
- Apr. 26, 2023
Highly recommend.
- Feb. 26, 2023
Friendly, fast and price friendly
- Dec. 02, 2022
Dr. Tran was knowledgeable and personable. The staff was wonderful. They were friendly and helpful. ... They assisted me in finding the perfect frames for progressive glasses.
- Oct. 01, 2022
Dr & staff were very friendly & professional. Will recommend to family & friends.
- Sep. 28, 2022
One of the best eye exam experiences I’ve had. Friendly staff. The doctor took the time to do a th... orough exam and explain everything. Definitely recommend this eye care office.
- Aug. 21, 2022
Very kind and extremely helpful!
- Aug. 06, 2022
They are awesome and I love my new glasses. ❤️
- Aug. 04, 2022
wonderful service and time efficient! definitely going back!
- Jun. 10, 2022
Love this office and their new location is very nice! Right on time, professional staff, friendly a... nd enjoyable visit. Was in and out for my annual eye exam in about 30 minutes. Evening appointments are a necessity for me with a work schedule. They check that box too!
- May. 16, 2022
The staff at every level is fantastic I could not recommend them anymore.
- Mar. 03, 2022
Every person here is super fantastic, very warm and friendly. My daughter had been nervous and they ... made her feel relaxed and comfortable.
- Feb. 20, 2022
Wonderful & Professional Establishment! I recommend to anyone looking for an eyecare home.
- Apr. 30, 2021
I am so happy I found Insight Vision Center! They were so kind and professinal and would recommend ... this practice to all of my family and friends.
- Dec. 31, 2020
Outstanding service with all the workers! Numerous tests were done on my eyes with comforting result... s. Dr. Troyer is so knowledgeable, kind and comforting. And all the staff are very friendly and helpful. An appointment with Insight Vision Center is uplifting.
- Sep. 19, 2020
Trustworthy! The most important trait in Healthcare. I should mention he is also very nice. The staf... f (Lester) was patient and helpful. Very nice group!

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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

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