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Dry Eye Treatment in Highland Heights

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 Kane & Figler Optometry 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 Highland Heights 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 Highland Heights

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Hours
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 15, 2024
The staff is always so helpful.
- Apr. 11, 2024
Great experience!! Everyone in this office is so kind and professional. The doctor answered all my q... uestions, gave recommendations, and advice for preventative matters too! Highly recommend!
- Jan. 30, 2024
As a mom of a son with autism, I was so pleased with the compassion and patience of this staff. My s... on struggled with adapting to each part of the eye exam and I was relieved that they had experience accommodating his needs. We will tell others about your exemplary service.
- Jan. 28, 2024
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- Jan. 19, 2024
Love this place been coming for few years now. And everyone I’ve ever dealt with has been won.
- Jan. 14, 2024
Great eye dr!! Always friendly, helpful and affordable! We wouldn’t go anywhere else!! Dr Jones is... wonderful!!
- Oct. 14, 2023
Friendly staff and a great selection of frames to choose from!
- Sep. 23, 2023
Awesome staff and super friendly! Highly recommend!
- Sep. 14, 2023
Very friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend.
- Jul. 25, 2023
Quality equipment, thorough exam, and friendly people.
- Jul. 23, 2023
Kane & Figler Optometry, is the best! The team is friendly and very helpful. I enjoyed my experience... , and will recommend my friends and family to use their services.
- Jul. 18, 2023
Great place bought glasses and great service. Dr. Jones would recommend and staff is great!
- Jul. 04, 2023
I highly recommend the services at Kane & Figler Optometry. The staff is welcoming and made me feel... very comfortable. They were a great choice after my eye doctor retired. Thank you for taking good care of my eyes!!
- Jun. 19, 2023
From my first inquiry online (I received a call be within 1hr)to walking in the door to meeting the ... staff and having my exam I felt a personal touch and genuine friendliness and professionalism. I am so happy I found Kane & Figler! Also scheduling online was clear and easy to navigate!
- Jun. 16, 2023
Great place. I had returned after 7 years and it was just as welcoming as it was back then. The doc... tor was different, but an absolute pleasure to meet and work with.
- May. 30, 2023
Many thanks to Melissa for getting me in so quickly to treat an eye infection. Dr. Jones was great. ... She prescribed me an antibiotic that made the swelling go down right away. So glad I didn’t have to go into my birthday and a busy Memorial Day Weekend with a swollen eye! 😊
- May. 21, 2023
All a great place to get your eye ms checked
- May. 15, 2023
Nicole was very nice & helpful all the way through as i am a first time contact wearer. She was very... helpful & polite. 10/10 will be returning for all of my needs!
- Apr. 29, 2023
Great staff and service, every time.
- Apr. 13, 2023
the entire staff is friendly, helpful and professional

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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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