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Dry Eye Treatment in Buffalo

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

(763) 682-1282

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 Buffalo Eye Clinic 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 Buffalo 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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- Jun. 17, 2024
Very great place!!!
- Jun. 01, 2024
My first time visiting this eye clinic and was very impressed!! Fast appt, decent cost for glasses, ... and amazing staff. Very good experience overall and look forward to coming back.
- May. 15, 2024
I love Buffalo Eye Clinic. My appointment was on time and quick. The staff member who helped me was ... awesome. She helped me get the best use of my eye benefits and helped me choose new glasses that I’m excited about wearing! And, my contacts were ready in 2 days!
- May. 10, 2024
Very friendly and professional, highly recommended
- Feb. 09, 2024
The people are very nice and informative!
- Dec. 15, 2023
Great experience! Dr. Duberry, Katie, Ashley and the whole team were wonderful. Efficient and profes... sional!
- Nov. 21, 2023
I was a little skeptical about the office after reading some of the bad reviews about their appointm... ents taking a long time and not having a good experience. I decided to give them a try anyways as my insurance covers my visits here. I will say I had the best experience! I was looking for a new office for my family to go to and I will be moving my family to this eye clinic. Thanks to the team for making my first experience a great one!
- Nov. 06, 2023
Excellent care, excellent people and excellent eyewear!
- Oct. 28, 2023
Great service quality and speed in one.
- Oct. 14, 2023
Great place to go for eye care. They always take good care of my eyes and my glasses.
- Oct. 12, 2023
As always, great service.
- Sep. 20, 2023
Buffalo eye clinic has friendly staff. They always treat their patients like family.
- Sep. 03, 2023
As a regular client throughout the years at Buffalo Eye Clinic, I have always received excellent ser... vice. The doctors and staff are professionals and treat every patient with ultimate care.
- Aug. 05, 2023
Very professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
- May. 15, 2023
Staff are always happy to help, provide their honest opinion, and individualize your visit.
- Apr. 11, 2023
Everyone that works here is very friendly and helpful. I will be back!
- Apr. 11, 2023
Great experience!
- Mar. 31, 2023
Very professional encounter.
- Feb. 10, 2023
Everyone was incredibly friendly and accommodating
- Feb. 06, 2023
The entire team at Buffalo ice center are friendly, compassionate, and care about you as an individu... al. You’re not treated as a number.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Buffalo

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
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  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross

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