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Spotting the Signs of Dry Eye

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Understanding the Symptoms

Dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and its symptoms can vary in severity. It's crucial to recognize the signs of dry eye early to seek appropriate treatment and improve your eye health and comfort.

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Common Symptoms to Look Out For

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Experiencing dry eye symptoms can greatly affect your daily life and overall health. These symptoms can disrupt your work, hobbies, and even your ability to carry out everyday tasks comfortably.

The constant discomfort and distraction caused by these symptoms can lower your productivity and overall quality of life. 

Here are common signs that may indicate dry eye syndrome:

  • Dryness:
    A persistent sensation of dryness, grittiness, or eye irritation.
  • Itching:
    Frequent itching or a burning sensation in and around the eyes.
  • Redness:
    Bloodshot or red eyes, often accompanied by discomfort.·
  • Excessive Tearing:
    Paradoxically, your eyes may produce more tears as a response to dryness, leading to watery eyes.
  • Blurry Vision:
    Vision may become temporarily blurred, particularly when reading or using digital screens.
  • Light Sensitivity:
    Increased sensitivity to light, known as photophobia.
  • Foreign Body Sensation:
    Feeling as though something is in your eye.
  • Eye Fatigue:
    Increased eye fatigue, especially during prolonged periods of reading, screen time, or other visually demanding tasks.

Ignoring dry eye symptoms can lead to worsening discomfort and potential complications. Chronic dry eye can damage the eye's surface and increase the risk of eye infections, scarring, and vision loss. Seeking professional guidance if you're experiencing any of these symptoms is crucial.


Dry Eye Diagnosis and Expert Care

When you choose VisionMakers - Kettering for your dry eye care, you benefit from our expertise in comprehensive diagnosis. We understand that your unique health history and lifestyle can affect your dry eye differently, which is why we practice personalized care tailored to you. Our approach includes:

  • In-Depth Eye Exams

    During a comprehensive eye exam, we evaluate your eyelids, eye surface, and your complete health history and lifestyle to identify potential underlying causes of dry eyes.

  • Tear Assessment

    We conduct a detailed assessment of your tears, measuring their volume and quality. This assessment helps us identify any deficiencies in tear quantity or quality, crucial factors in dry eye diagnosis.

  • Tear Breakup Time

    Using advanced techniques like tear breakup time measurement, we identify specific areas of your eyes where tears may evaporate more rapidly. This information aids in tailoring your treatment plan.

  • Specialized Dry Eye Test: Schirmer Test

    This test involves placing blotting test paper strips on the lower eyelids to measure tear production over a specific time. It helps determine the volume of tears your eyes produce.


Dry Eyes in Dayton

Our optometry practice 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
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Metlife Vision

Patient Reviews
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- May. 11, 2024
Online scheduling is easy. Dr M is friendly and detailed. Checkout was simple too.
- May. 04, 2024
I’ve always liked Dr. Mercado, been seeing him even before they moved some years ago, and the way ... he helps me out. The whole staff is very helpful and nice.
- May. 04, 2024
I found the front staff pleasant and helpful. The Doctor had a great personality and provided unders... tandable answers to my questions. Upon picking up my new glasses I was very happy to be able to clearly see again. The only downside was that even with very good insurance, my out of pocket cost was crazy high.
- Apr. 25, 2024
Great Service. They were very thorough and explained everything well. I felt like they cared.
- Apr. 20, 2024
Wonderful staff and clean office with a moderate selection of frames.
- Apr. 05, 2024
I appreciate the thorough analysis and explanation that Dr. Mercado provides.
- Apr. 03, 2024
Excellence throughout the entire visit. I highly recommend Vision Makers!
- Mar. 24, 2024
Professional and timely service.
- Mar. 23, 2024
An awesome experience I'm very happy with the glasses I got and the whole visit very helpful and wel... coming 😃
- Mar. 23, 2024
Great customer service
- Mar. 22, 2024
Friendly staff and Dr. Fenton is fantastic. I highly recommend him!
- Mar. 18, 2024
friendly and knowledgeable staff
- Mar. 12, 2024
Good service and doctors.
- Mar. 11, 2024
Dr. Mercado is great! I highly recommend his services.
- Mar. 01, 2024
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- Feb. 28, 2024
Outstanding service! After all these years, they are still the best!!
- 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 👌😊

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Consult Our Dry Eye Experts

At VisionMakers - Kettering, our experienced eye care specialists are ready to help you find relief from dry eye symptoms. We understand these symptoms' impact on your daily life and are committed to improving your eye health and comfort.

Contact us to schedule an appointment and discuss your dry eye symptoms. Let's work together to find the most suitable treatment and enhance your quality of life.

(937) 258-1515