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Dry Eye Treatment in Lincoln

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 EyeCare Specialties - O Street 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 Lincoln 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.


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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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- Jun. 06, 2024
They listen and ask the questions that make you feel like they actually care not just pushing their ... agenda like some places
- May. 31, 2024
Love my new doctor. When a doctor can make you feel right at home the first time you meet them, that... is something special. I really enjoyed the style and professionalism of Dr Rogge. She is a Nebraska girl, who knows her stuff!
- May. 21, 2024
Friendly and Knowledgeable staff.
- Apr. 27, 2024
Fast smooth and simple.
- Mar. 27, 2024
Krystal was helpful and listened. Highly recommend!
- Mar. 18, 2024
My experience at EyeCare Specialties was perfect thanks to Andrea Garza. She made my visit quick, ea... sy, and educational. She helped me immensely on choosing frames that best fit me, educating me on my lenses and the different add ons/options, as well as the coverage of my insurance. She was professional and beyond knowledgeable. I am appreciative of her patience and guidance, and look forward to working with her again for any future needs at EyeCare Specialties! Thanks again Andrea!!!
- Mar. 16, 2024
I received Scleral contact lenses from Dr Tyler Lee and his Awesome team. The fit and comfort of th... e lenses is the best.
- Mar. 10, 2024
I’m thankful for the expertise that I received in selecting the eyeglass frames and lens configura... tion that has helped me to see the best overall distance and near in years.
- Feb. 18, 2024
Everyone is so helpful and friendly. I love seeing Dr Rogge!!
- Dec. 18, 2023
First off, I have great respect for Krystal Rogge. She is very professional and understands prism, w... hich is hard to find. Staff is very helpful and willing to go the extra mile to take care of you.
- Dec. 14, 2023
Super nice staff! Been going here for years!
- Dec. 07, 2023
My daughter & I saw Krystal Rogge for the first time. I’ve never felt so comfortable, & well taken... care of! Very happy with our experience & we will both continue to see her!
- Dec. 04, 2023
I ordered safety glasses. Justin worked with me to ensure the order came through accurately. Everyon... e here is nice.
- Nov. 21, 2023
A big thank you to Sandra Powell at the O street location. She assisted me with new glasses. Very pr... ofessional, an asset to the company!
- Oct. 13, 2023
excellent experience!!!
- Sep. 22, 2023
Everyone greets you with a smile and is friendly. The optician was very helpful with selecting new f... rames that I really like.
- Sep. 03, 2023
Good people work here! Dr. Kimberly Tucker and the entire staff are friendly and very thorough with... eyecare! Great Job!
- Aug. 25, 2023
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- Jun. 23, 2023
Eye Care is a great place to have your eyes checked
- May. 21, 2023
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Dry Eyes Treatment in Lincoln

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  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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