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Dry Eye Treatment in Sylvania

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 Cherry Vision Center 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 Sylvania 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 Sylvania

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
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  • Medicare
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  • Medicaid
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  • Blue Cross
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Patient Reviews
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- Dec. 02, 2023
Dr Cherry took his time testing my vision and answering all my questions- Im so grateful.
- Nov. 20, 2023
I have been to other vision centers and the people were not nearly as polite or kind. I am very impr... essed with with Cherry Vision
- Oct. 21, 2023
Competent, affordable, and professional service in a friendly environment. Great selection of frame... s and very transparent about their prices.
- Oct. 17, 2023
Excellent Doctors and staff. I have been going here for 30+ years and very satisfied with my care.
- Oct. 13, 2023
Everyone was very friendly and efficient
- Oct. 05, 2023
The whole staff was super friendly and informative and I had a specific frame I was looking and they... had them! Good selection as well.
- Sep. 20, 2023
Today I took my 2 year old and my self to go see the eye doc. Her appointment was a hour and forty m... ins before mine. She is also autistic and can be a handful. They did a fantastic job with her and reassured us that her eye will correct its self! Now mind you I have my 9 yr old and my 1 yr old with me all being … well kids. I was mortified at how they were acting because it seemed to be a whole new level! The front desk would giggle because they thought they were adorable as I am corralling them around. Only took 20 mins to get my daughter in and out. I asked my husband if they wanted to go shopping to burn some time. When they politely interrupted and said would you mind seeing Doctor cherry ? I was thrilled ! So my husband kept the 2 busy while the 1 yr old tagged along with momma. He was fantastic! Did not judge me for having waited so long for getting new glasses. Was quick but definitely knew what he was doing! This location was everything I hoped it would be being so small! I will highly recommend this place to anyone I know! You guys were amazing! An have earned life long clients !!
- Sep. 16, 2023
Top notch staff and high quality eyewear. Everything about my experience at Cherry Vission Center wa... s perfect!
- Sep. 13, 2023
Dr Cherry and his staff were all so very kind to see me when I had a concern with my eyes. From the ... moment I called they were very accommodating and understood my concern. When I went into the office they got to work quickly and helped find out what my issue was. Dr Cherry did several test & explained my issues very well to me and helped ease my mind. I am happy to have found a caring, friendly ophthalmologist office.
- Sep. 04, 2023
Never had a bad experience here these guys are absolutely awesome. No complaints, no room for improv... ement!
- Jul. 17, 2023
Competent and friendly.
- Jul. 15, 2023
Great experience everytime! Thanks
- Jul. 14, 2023
I've been going here for years and have always had great experiences. Highly recommend!
- Jul. 01, 2023
Great
- Jun. 28, 2023
This office personal are so nice. Dr. Cherry was very thorough and took care of my eye infection rt ... away.
- Jun. 21, 2023
Pleasant experience. Reminders of appointment and ease in rescheduling much appreciated. The thoro... ugh explanation of eye exam results was important to this client.
- Jun. 17, 2023
Love, Dr. cherry and I love his staff
- May. 12, 2023
I have been very pleased with my follow up meetings with Dr. Holler, Dr. Lewis and the support staff... after my recent cataract surgery. I did have a problem with my first meeting running late, but there have been no issues since that first meeting. I would recommend the Cherry Vision Center for your vision needs.
- May. 09, 2023
Very professional!
- Apr. 09, 2023
I have have been going to Cherry Vision and Dr Holler for quite a few years. Very happy with the ser... vice and the friendly and helpful staff. I recommend them to friends and family.

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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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