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Dry Eye Treatment in Dayton

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 VisionMakers - Kettering 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 Dayton 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 Dayton

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Hours
  • Monday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
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  • MetLife
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Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 23, 2024
Drs Tran and Mercado were excellent to work with during our recent visit. Dr Tran was amazing with ... our children! The staff is friendly and helpful. They were able to get us in within a week. I definitely recommend this company to anyone looking for a new eye doctor!
- Feb. 16, 2024
Quick and friendly service.
- Feb. 11, 2024
I would highly recommend VisionMakers. Very friendly and professional staff.
- Feb. 01, 2024
Very friendly and professional 👌😊
- Jan. 24, 2024
Been going here for a few years now and everyone is so nice and helpful.
- Jan. 21, 2024
Great staff, fast turn around Tim for glasses and contacts.
- Jan. 19, 2024
Dr Fenton is a great ophthalmologist with the patience of a Saint ! Really went the distance to fin... d me the right combination for readers and also distance glasses. So glad to have him as my Doctor
- Jan. 01, 2024
Dr Fenton and his staff are the best. with an appointment, not a long wait. Dr was terrific choice ... of frames were massive, and the glasses were ready within a week. Great experience
- Dec. 24, 2023
Love Dr Mercado and all the ladies. They are always so helpful.
- Dec. 22, 2023
I was happy with my care and appreciate the treatment provided.
- Dec. 12, 2023
Find them always very professional and helpful in all ways. When any emergency pops up they help me ... quickly. I have gone to this Dental for years, I expect no change.
- Nov. 14, 2023
Friendly and efficient staff. Dr Fenton is great!
- Nov. 10, 2023
Wonderful experience but not a lot of different selection of frames.
- Oct. 30, 2023
I had a great experience! Everyone was great!
- Oct. 21, 2023
Never a long wait. Helpful staff. Received glasses very quickly
- Oct. 21, 2023
Very helpful and patient with me
- Oct. 20, 2023
Best service all around Dr and Staff
- Sep. 02, 2023
I started coming here for mine and my 8 year olds optical needs and have had a great experience ever... y time. Front desk staff is friendly and the doctors are informative and efficient. I’ve never waited more than 10 minutes to be seen and they have a nice variety of frame styles for adults and kiddos.
- Aug. 20, 2023
Very happy with all aspects of my first visit with Dr. Fenton and all of his support staff. Receive... my new lenses in two weeks and am happy with my improved vision.
- Aug. 18, 2023
Excellent care & service as always. Received my ne eyewear in under 2 weeks!

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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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