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Dry Eye Treatment in Orlando

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 Waterford Lakes 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 Orlando 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 Orlando

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- May. 17, 2024
They have so many selections for glasses and the staff were very helpful and friendly
- May. 16, 2024
Great service and great attention to detail!
- May. 09, 2024
I have been coming to this office for years as a referral from a neighbor. I feel the Dr. Nair takes... the time to evaluate and answer any needed questions. Him and his staff are always very professional and friendly. Highly recommended!
- Apr. 12, 2024
I like this place a lot. Very professional people. Doctor is funny and very detailed on what he is... doing next on your visit. Everyone is knowledgeable and awesome!!
- Apr. 01, 2024
I love this place. It’s clean and had an amazing selection. From bougie very nice high end frames ... to aforradle ones. I just order the color contacts and it was also a great experience..The staff is amazing, sweet, professional and helpful. I love this place. I’ve been coming back now for 3 years.
- Mar. 31, 2024
Have always received excellent service, staff very professional and very knowledgeable.
- Mar. 21, 2024
Friendly and respectful staff. My glasses are the best. Will always recommend.
- Mar. 15, 2024
Dr Nair and staff are phenomenal!
- Mar. 14, 2024
Great service and staff! The doctor and staff are extremely polite, knowledgeable, and helpful. I’... ve been a customer for years, and will continue to do so.
- Mar. 12, 2024
Dr Nair is caring and thorough with his exams. All staff are friendly and give me undivided attenti... on as if I’m the only patient! The practice runs smoothly, quickly, and all are professional. Special thanks to Jenna…I love the new frames you helped me find.
- Mar. 09, 2024
Doctor as well as staff very friendly!
- Mar. 06, 2024
Dr. Vijayan Nair, is great ,always pleasant with his work, I always recommend it!!
- Mar. 04, 2024
Anny is the BEST her customer service was EXCELLENT! See you guys next year
- Mar. 02, 2024
very nice doctor
- Mar. 01, 2024
Dr. Nair is very professional knowledgeable, and goes above and beyond for his patients. He has a gr... eat staff as well, they are extremely organized and on top of things. I highly recommend this practice!!
- Feb. 26, 2024
Unbelievable service with the best staff around period.
- Feb. 16, 2024
A great place to get your eyes checked. The staff is always pleasant, the doctors are great and whil... e small, there is a decent selection for eyewear. I definitely prefer the smaller office as I think they are more personable, which is a big deal with me.
- Feb. 13, 2024
The staff is great as is the selection of frames. What is exceptional is that the staff actually wan... t to help and want their customers happy.
- Feb. 02, 2024
The whole team is very professional, caring, courteous. and knowledgeable. Thank you, Dr. Nair.
- Jan. 28, 2024
It’s a really good facility well trained,Respectful,friendly and professional staff. The doctors a... re also very good. They really do treat you like family.

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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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