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Dry Eye Treatment in St. Louis

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 Crown Vision Center - Lindell 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 St. Louis 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 Sjรถgrenโ€™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 St. Louis

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday By Appointment Only
  • Sunday Closed
  • Nov. 23 Closed
  • Nov. 24 Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Metlife
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 16, 2023
The professionalism-&-customer service they have going on there is something I haven't seen in a ver... y long time. They are all some extremely nice people. And I would definitely recommend going there cause you don't get all the attitudes that I've seen in some other establishments.
- Nov. 09, 2023
Staff is always friendly! We never have a long wait time! Only had one bad experience with a rude st... aff member. I think sheโ€™s no longer employed there! 10/10 I recommend!
- Nov. 04, 2023
Great place! Staff is friendly and welcoming. Doctor is informative and understanding. I enjoy my vi... sits and the service. I recommend ๐Ÿ‘Œ
- Oct. 29, 2023
I took my daughter to Crown Vision for her first optical eye exam. Everyone there was extremely nice... and professional. Dr. Fullenwider answered all of my questions and my daughter received her new glasses quickly.
- Sep. 18, 2023
I love this location!!! Great service, attentive and nice staff and knowledgeable helpful. I'll reco... mmend Crown Vision Center in Lindell.
- Aug. 31, 2023
Professional staff, affordable cost and great service.
- Aug. 23, 2023
they are the best very helpful and friendly
- Aug. 04, 2023
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- Jul. 31, 2023
Very friendly and exceptional customer service!
- Jul. 10, 2023
Great knowledgeable clean friendly customer service knowledgeable whole staff friendly
- Jul. 08, 2023
Great customer service all around.
- Jun. 27, 2023
Wonderful experience did I have at Crown Optical ๐Ÿ‘.Try them and you will See !!!
- Jun. 25, 2023
Very professional and friendly
- Jun. 12, 2023
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- Jun. 10, 2023
The staff was friendly and helpful only problem was that front door needs some WD40 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
- May. 09, 2023
Very friendly staff. They was very helpful and patient with me, I was late I didn't have my insuranc... e card but they walked me through everything and I am extremely happy with them.
- Apr. 27, 2023
Fastest eye care experience of my life. Three days start to finish.
- Apr. 17, 2023
Wait time was minimal
- Apr. 15, 2023
Friendly & courteous
- Apr. 12, 2023
We LOVE Our Crowne Vision/LINDELL Blvd.

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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 donโ€™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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