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Dry Eye Treatment in Culler

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

(402) 475-9113

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 on Lincoln - Vision Studio 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 Culler 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 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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- Jul. 13, 2024
I stopped in to ask some questions at the recommendation of a friend. They were able to work me in f... or an exam. I received more information after that short exam than I had in years from my previous doctor. Very thorough and informative, the kind of service everyone wants! I highly recommend Dr. Weber!
- Jun. 27, 2024
Dr. Gildersleeve and his team provide top notch services. I highly recommend Eyes on Lincoln to anyo... ne looking for a great, professional, and caring eye clinic.
- Jun. 25, 2024
Highly recommend getting your eyecare done/taken care of at Eyes on Lincoln! Dr. Gildersleeve is gre... at - very caring, helpful, and willing to answer any questions I have... which I usually do. The staff is kind and knowledgeable about my insurance plan - which is helpful as I understand how regular insurance works but I am in the dark when it comes to vision insurance. All-around great experience.
- Jun. 10, 2024
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- May. 07, 2024
They have always been great. Quick yet thorough. Works with my insurance and even saved me quite a b... it on my contacts. I recommend them to everyone.
- Apr. 17, 2024
I have had nothing but the absolute best experiences with eyes on Lincoln. I really appreciate thei... r mindful efforts to be an optical provider that has the patients best interest and, while offering debatably the most economical optical solutions, manages to uphold a quality standard that is superb. I send all of my friends and family their way. Thank you eyes on Lincoln and especially, Dr. Weber!
- Feb. 14, 2024
Excellent, modern facility with a courteous and friendly staff. I went specifically to see Dr. Gilde... rsleeve as he is a fellow pilot and understands the specific needs of aviation. Happy with both my eyeglasses, sunglasses and contacts.
- Feb. 07, 2024
Who knew going to the eye doctor could be enjoyable? Eyes on Lincoln is quick and efficient, which I... greatly appreciate with my tight schedule. Dr Gildersleeve is a pleasure to talk to and is very personable. I also appreciate his outside of the box thinking and suggestions.
- Jan. 15, 2024
Wonderful experience at Eyes on Lincoln Studio 2. Dr. Gildersleeve goes above and beyond with helpin... g patients with their vision needs. Clean modern space with friendly staff. Would highly recommend for vision needs/ocular problems in Lincoln area.
- Apr. 27, 2022
I'm so happy to have gone out of my comfort zone and find a new place. They actually talked to me an... d listened when I had a concern it was a sigh of relief.
- Mar. 03, 2022
Best eyecare I've ever received, bar none and full stop. Dr. Weber and the team here were nothing bu... t helpful, friendly, and informative. Cannot recommend this place enough.
- Feb. 17, 2022
Had a great experience at their studio 2. Dr. Weber did an outstanding job, and I appreciate knowing... exactly where I stand in terms of eye health now. Everyone I have talked to in person and over the phone at Eyes on Lincoln has been more than helpful and friendly. I would highly recommended.
- Jan. 21, 2022
Nice and friendly service, explained everything well and they helped me pick out a new pair of glass... es 🙂
- Jan. 03, 2022
First time at Eyes on Lincoln and they were great and friendly! They were very time efficient and Dr... . Gildersleeve took time to answer all my questions. I will for sure be going back! Highly recommend!

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Culler

Our optometry practice in Culler

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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