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Dry Eye Treatment in South Denver

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 Eyes Of The World - Washington Park 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 South Denver 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

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 09, 2024
Amazing frame selection and helpful staff!
- May. 21, 2024
Can’t say enough great things about Eyes of the World. Great staff and exceptional drs.
- May. 15, 2024
Great experience and very helpful staff
- Apr. 20, 2024
A reliable and kind team offering optometry and a nice selection of quality eyewear brands.
- Apr. 19, 2024
Such a great experience today! Everyone was so nice to me (even though I was late for my appointment... ). Also, post-exam Bailey helped me maximize my insurance coverage so I could get new glasses and contacts at the best price. She also helped me pick out my new frames and I felt like I had a friend helping me get the frames that would look cute and match my price point! I wish all healthcare professionals were like Eyes of the World. I plan to be patient for a long time. Thanks so much for the great care and experience today!
- Apr. 12, 2024
This place is awesome! The staff is friendly and they were able to see me right away for my appointm... ent. 10/10 for atmosphere and service!
- Mar. 20, 2024
Love this place! Everyone is friendly, helpful, and I appreciate how they make sure you are well tak... en care of and offer the best selection of glasses
- Mar. 05, 2024
Everyone there always goes above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and cared for. I really appr... eciate the work from everyone here and always appreciate their kind customer service as well
- Feb. 19, 2024
Great all-around service experience
- Feb. 12, 2024
I really enjoy my visits here. Staff are fun, helpful.
- Jan. 26, 2024
Great staff!
- Jan. 11, 2024
Eyes of the World keep clientele the center of attention.
- Jan. 10, 2024
I love Dr Baird. I had a really nasty virus in one of my eyes a few years back and she was so kind ... to me. It was scarey but she gave me peace of mind knowing she was watching out for me. I’m her patient for life!
- Jan. 06, 2024
I have been going here for many years, both the city park and wash park locations, and have always h... ad great service. I m have seen a few doctors over the years and liked them all. I saw Dr Kamibayashi last night and had an excellent experience. I learned a lot about how to keep my eyes healthy and reduce eye dryness. Paxton and Roman were also very friendly and helpful. You can find cheaper vision care, but they are truly worth every penny!
- Nov. 08, 2023
Such delightful staff, willing to spend time and offer honest opinions.
- Oct. 22, 2023
Everyone I interact with is so friendly and helpful! Appointments can be stressful and it’s nice t... o know that these won’t be 🙂
- Oct. 13, 2023
On time appointment. Thorough exam and explanation of condition by Dr. Channing. Appreciated handlin... g of referral for further evaluation.
- Oct. 06, 2023
super friendly, let me ask questions, great staff
- Sep. 09, 2023
I like it here, they are good eye people
- Aug. 29, 2023
Great experience - got an eye exam and the optometrist took time to walk me through every question I... had. Ended up getting some glasses; the specialists were very patient and thorough (stayed slightly after close to finish).

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Dry Eyes Treatment in South Denver

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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