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Dry Eye Treatment in Findlay

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 Shawnee Optical - Findlay 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 Findlay 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

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- Feb. 26, 2024
Been seeing Dr. Reineck since 5th grade- he's a caring professional. Also great staff, smooth and ef... ficient processes.
- Dec. 29, 2023
Very satisfied with my visited and testing
- Nov. 22, 2023
Trustworthy eye care.
- Aug. 26, 2023
Thank you for all you do Shawnee Optical
- Aug. 24, 2023
Very good people to deal with
- Apr. 18, 2023
Excellent service and caring staff.
- Feb. 08, 2023
Excellent Service!! Thank you.
- Oct. 27, 2022
Very helpful in explaining every option. Service is very good. The end product is of hight quality!
- Sep. 30, 2022
I had a very good experience with Dr. Reineck & the staff. Dr. Reineck was thorough and shared any c... oncerns he had about my eye health. The staff was very helpful. They ensured that I found the right glasses and had all the necessary options added to my lenses.
- May. 31, 2022
Entire staff did a great job. Thank you.
- May. 04, 2022
Had an accident with my husband’s glasses. We called to make an appointment and was able to get i... n within a day or two. He really liked the doctor and the lady who helped us was wonderful. They both helped him pick out his glasses that suited his specific needs. I think his new glasses look great and I will be going there too. They have a good variety of frames there. The office was nicely decorated and clean.
- Apr. 19, 2022
Very friendly and efficient service! Loving my new glasses
- Mar. 27, 2022
Shawnee Optical in Findlay is THE place to go for an eye exam and glasses. Dr. Reinecke takes care ... of you personally and gets things right. And the opticians take the time to get it right too! First glasses I've actually liked and that work well in years!!!
- Oct. 04, 2021
Very friendly staff and Doctor.
- Jul. 27, 2021
appointment was exactly on time. No waiting. Staff and Dr. was very professional and kind.
- Apr. 12, 2021
Very nice, plenty of options and affordable. It did take three weeks to get scheduled to get my appo... intment and when my glasses were ready, I got an email which I am glad I check my email. And I called and picked them up. I am glad they require masks and are safe.
- Mar. 25, 2021
The people were all very professional and nice. Plus they have a huge variety of frames to choose fr... om.
- Mar. 22, 2021
Dr. Reineck and his staff will always be my top choice regarding eye care for myself and my family. ... Thank you!!
- Nov. 20, 2020
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- Dec. 02, 2019
Friendly courteous Dr and staff, paid half what I normally do!!!! Nice selection if frames also!!!

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Findlay

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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