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Dry Eye Treatment in Yardley

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 Yardley Vision Care 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 Yardley 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 Yardley

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Hours
  • Monday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Eye Med
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
Patient Reviews
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- May. 12, 2024
Everyone there is professional and friendly. Dr. Maisel is just the greatest!
- May. 06, 2024
Kind and thorough, answered all my questions an A+ experience.
- May. 02, 2024
Very friendly staff, good variety of glasses
- Apr. 20, 2024
Doctor Shiela and Samantha are extremely friendly and provide exceptional professional service. They... are a team that helps me see better. Francis Collins
- Apr. 16, 2024
KNOWLEDGBLE= FRIENDLY -PROFESSIONAL
- Apr. 04, 2024
Great experience here, Dr Maisel is fantastic, she goes above and beyond.
- Mar. 12, 2024
Dr. Maisel always takes great care of our optical needs.. her office and staff is a pure delight, hi... ghly recommend.!
- Mar. 06, 2024
The girls there have a passion for fashion! Stylish frames to choose from. I've gotten so many comp... liments on my glasses! Keep up the good work ladies!
- Jan. 05, 2024
Timely and very courteous. Friendly and accommodating service
- Dec. 07, 2023
Great place they are very thorough. The staff is friendly and the wait is not long. Definately recom... mend them.
- Dec. 05, 2023
Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
- Oct. 17, 2023
Friendly and efficient
- Sep. 13, 2023
Wonderful service and attention!
- Sep. 01, 2023
Wonderful doctors and staff who were very friendly and helpful!
- Aug. 01, 2023
I cannot say enough about the staff in this office. They always go beyond and then some.
- Jun. 29, 2023
Excellent service, up-to date equipment and knowledgeable staff make for a great experience.
- May. 10, 2023
Great facility, expert & friendly staff. Dr. Shiela is awesome.
- Apr. 28, 2023
Everybody was extremely professional & friendly. Dr. Brodkin did an excellent job of addressing all... of my concerns & I will definitely return & recommend this practice to all of my friends.
- Nov. 17, 2022
👍 A#1. Been a patient for decades. Excellent care
- Nov. 09, 2022
Very professional and friendly staff. I would recommend this facility to anyone interested in an eye... exam as I had. Thank you!

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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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