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Dry Eye Treatment in Mars

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 Clear Vision Family Eyecare 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 Mars 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 Mars

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  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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Patient Reviews
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- May. 07, 2024
Dr. Shannon Mihalacki is spectacular. She has met all of my eye care needs including pre and post la... ser care.
- Apr. 18, 2024
Always a good experience!
- Mar. 29, 2024
Love Clear Vision! Excellent customer service and selection.
- Mar. 28, 2024
I’ve been going here for years. The staff is so friendly and professional!
- Mar. 12, 2024
My first time there, they went above and beyond. Every visit since has been great. They are very fri... endly and professional. I highly recommend going here.
- Mar. 11, 2024
Polite staff. Clean space. Fast service.
- Mar. 09, 2024
I highly recommend Clear Vision and Dr. Woodring in Mars, PA. I have been wearing contacts for a lo... ng time, many different brands, and I was disappointed with my distance and reading vision. Dr. Woodring took the time to examine my eyes and recommended a new type of daily multifocal contact that's absolutely wonderful. My vision is sharp again and they're very comfortable to wear, plus I can leave them in longer than ever before. Clear Vision also got me the best price available for these contacts, the staff is wonderful too. I couldn't be more satisfied, thank you!
- Jan. 15, 2024
Outstanding they went beyond the scope to f the exam, investigating the issues with my VA glasses, e... xplaining thoroughly what is going on. Thank you
- Jan. 02, 2024
Always have a wonderful experience here between providers, especially Dr. Woodring and optician staf... f.
- Dec. 16, 2023
I would definitely recommend Clear Vision and Dr Lacina and the other staff members to anyone who ne... eds eye care. From the people behind the reception area to all other personnel involved in patient care are very welcoming and supportive!
- Nov. 14, 2023
I have some very specific needs because of how I wear my glasses. Dr. Lacina took time to listen to ... my past problems and did what I felt was a very thorough job to address my concerns. I recommend him.
- Oct. 06, 2023
Clearvision is a great! The front staff are always friendly and Dr Woodring is knowledgeable, thorou... gh and personable. I would highly recommend this practice.
- Sep. 29, 2023
Very friendly from the staff to the Doctor. They were extremely thorough with no pressure. I would h... ighly recommend them.
- Aug. 30, 2023
Great experience, knowledgeable and helpful staff
- Aug. 29, 2023
Excellent customer service, courteous and helpful staff. Clean facility and convenient scheduling!
- Aug. 25, 2023
I have be going to Clear Vision for years. Have always found the doctors and staff to be very profe... ssional, caring and willing to go above and beyond to meet your eye care needs. Highly recommend!
- Aug. 18, 2023
I have been coming to Clear Vision for a few years now and I would definitely recommend them. I have... personally seen both Dr. Houghton and Dr. Lacina for routine eye care and post surgery eye care and have had a great experience. I feel very comfortable there and I feel like they always answer my questions and provide a high level of care. They are very thorough and patient. The staff is also very friendly and when I wore glasses were very helpful in find the right frames!
- Aug. 05, 2023
Wonderful practice - so accommodating and kind when I needed to be seen for an urgent issue. Very th... orough and professional. Highly recommend!!
- May. 26, 2023
Always a great experience when I have my appointments. Jay is awesome at picking out the right fram... e for you!!
- May. 06, 2023
Very thorough and good eye care.

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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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