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Dry Eye Treatment in Sylvania

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

(419) 517-7106

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 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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- Jun. 23, 2024
Cheery Vision is the place to go for eye care. Quality glasses at a reasonable price. Fantastic help... picking out glasses and eye exam was also top quality. I see better without a lot of hazy rings than I ever have. I highly recommend Cherry Vision.
- Jun. 11, 2024
I’ve been going to cherry vision for 20 years. The doctor is caring and knowledgeable. He recogni... zed that I had early on set cataracts and acted right away to find a specialist to solve my problem. They also have a high variety of frames that are available to choose from.
- Jun. 01, 2024
I can describe my experience in one word “excellent” 😄
- May. 31, 2024
Dr. Cherry is a great provider, he listens to all questions/concerns I had and took the time with me... which I appreciated. The staff were all great there as well. I loved the online booking feature as well as the reminder texts. Cherry Vision is a great place to consider if you are looking for a kind, courteous, and professional eye center.
- May. 25, 2024
Shop local so my motto, great staff
- May. 17, 2024
Good service . Easy to book.
- May. 17, 2024
They are very passionate and caring. Very professional. If they can't take care of your issues th... ey will send you where they can.
- May. 15, 2024
I found Dr. Cherry and the staff at Cherry Vision Center professional, accommodating, and pleasant. ... I had a great experience. I really liked Dr. Cherry, and the eyewear technician Anna was a joy. They have a large selection of good, better, and best frames. My cost of eyewear was a lot less than I spent at other providers.
- May. 02, 2024
An excellent place to go to the doctor's great the people there that work for them are terrific ever... ything is just fantastic you'll love it
- Apr. 10, 2024
Awesome!!!!!!
- Mar. 13, 2024
Happy with my Progressive lenses! Thank you!
- Mar. 13, 2024
I have been going to Cherry Vision since I was a child, and so far I have always had an excellent ex... perience every single time. Friendly and helpful staff, knowledgeable and kind optometrists, as well as stellar contact/glasses services and prices. I would recommend them to anybody!
- Mar. 13, 2024
The staff are very friendly and funny. I won’t go anywhere else!
- Feb. 26, 2024
Always great help and service with getting my glasses, a super friendly staff.
- Feb. 19, 2024
Great place to go
- Jan. 26, 2024
Very nice and helpful staff love this place
- Jan. 21, 2024
Fantastic
- Jan. 05, 2024
Everyone is kind and professional.
- Dec. 23, 2023
Doctor on point. Friendly staff. Quick return on glasses
- Dec. 02, 2023
Dr Cherry took his time testing my vision and answering all my questions- Im so grateful.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Sylvania

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  • 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
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