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Dry Eye Treatment in Vestal

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 Roberts Eyecare Associates - Vestal 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 Vestal 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

Patient Reviews
- Jun. 04, 2024
Roberts Eyecare Associates accommodated my urgent need for same-day doctor appointments. I highly ap... preciate that. The staff and doctor are both very friendly and welcoming.
- Mar. 22, 2024
I wish I was able to give more than 5 stars. Kari at the front desk was extremely helpful and insure... d I left a happy customer. She went over and beyond even calling other establishments so I can get my glasses with the insurance I had. Kari is the definition of a great worker that ensures every patient are being care for.
- Nov. 09, 2023
Good news and bad news… When I arrived for my appointment that was confirmed via phone yesterday t... hey told me they’d texted me Oct 30 (a week ago) to cancel. I checked my txt messages and I did NOT receive a cancellation text. I did however receive a CONFIRMATION text Oct 26. So something is amiss with their communication dept! No problem however as they got me back in next week. The good news…as long as I had a few free minutes I got my glasses adjusted. Candy, the gal that helped me , TOOK HER TIME to get it right! I’d fallen on my face several months ago and got the scratched lenses replaced but the fit was not quite right. Came in one other time to readjust and they still weren’t quite right. Candy spent all of 20+ minutes with me and even replaced the black dots to be sure they were right.THANK YOU CANDY! I truly appreciate your time!! EDIT I once again had the PLEASURE of having Candy attend to my needs. My rather old glasses broke and I didn’t have an appointment for a checkup for about 6 weeks. It was not an easy fix but again Candy took her time and got my glasses going again until I can get new ones in a month or so. THANK YOU AGAIN CANDY! What a valuable employee!
- Sep. 08, 2023
I was totally impressed with my whole experience. The Doctor was very thorough and every person was ... kind and professional.
- Jun. 10, 2023
This place is fast and on time love it! Great quality care!!
- Jun. 07, 2023
They are very friendly and respectful there I always tell people to go there I wouldn't recommend an... y other place
- Jun. 05, 2023
Everything went so smoothly with my appointments—the reception area, office staff, and opticians a... re friendly, kind, and efficient. The ophthalmologist knew exactly what I needed and explained in detail regarding my eyes, my new eyewear, and then fitted me for new contacts with the newest technology. My glasses came in quickly—Thank you to all at Robert’s Eyecare Associates 😀!
- May. 25, 2023
Excellent service, and very detailed. I've been going there for years for this reason. Also, alw... ays extremely friendly.
- May. 17, 2023
Dr Marx provides a great eye exam and a fabulous sense that you just had a sense of knowing your vi... sion is in great hands! Their staff in eyeglass and lens selection is world class as well.
- May. 14, 2023
I I had a follow up appointment after my cataract surgery. they checked my eyes did a few test said ... I was coming along fine. Had to come back in three weeks and get glasses for reading. I was very pleased with the service I got, would recommend them to anyone. Thank you. Judy whitney
- Apr. 28, 2023
Excellent service!
- Apr. 23, 2023
Very friendly staff. Got me in and out quickly.
- Apr. 18, 2023
People were absolutely great. Very nice and very helpful, got me in and out with Very little waiting... time. Definitely one of the best around
- Apr. 12, 2023
Very nice and professional.
- Apr. 09, 2023
I went to Robert's Eye care on the Parkway and have to say is one of the best places I've been, the ... Receptionist's are super nice and knowledgeable about any questions one may have, the eye test I received was fast and was able to get my script and glasses ordered the same day, awesome place, they also have a great selection of Name brand and Designer Frames available at a Great price. I'll continue to go to Robert's Eye care for my Vision needs , thanks for making it a great experience.
- Apr. 07, 2023
Great appointment! Erica, Dr. Ekure and the check-in and check-out staff were all wonderful! A ver... y efficient visit. Thank you!
- Apr. 06, 2023
Robert Eyecare is a busy place. That’s because they’re the best around at what they do. Normally... it’s a pretty long wait to get an appointment there, but… My wife had a scheduled appointment, and we went to it. I was due for a checkup myself, but hadn’t scheduled it yet. When we checked my wife in, the lady at the desk (Anna, thank you!) checked on my chart and asked if we would like to get me checked up also, as they had a cancellation. Of course, yes. And the checkup was smooth and quick and thorough, as always. Anna did not have to check and see if I wanted to get my checkup done that day, but she did. That’s above and beyond.
- Apr. 02, 2023
Everyone was wonderful to work with and helped me find glasses that would fit my needs. Thank you Ro... berts Eye Care
- Mar. 30, 2023
Easy in easy out.
- Mar. 25, 2023
Exceptional service friendly professional staff and a great experience all together thank you.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Vestal

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Hours
  • Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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