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Dry Eye Treatment in Highland

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 Highland Family EyeCare 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 Highland 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 Highland

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Aetna
Patient Reviews
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- Jan. 20, 2024
Nice place
- Jan. 19, 2024
I was very pleased with my care and friendliness I received. The Doctor was excellent.
- Nov. 04, 2023
Great doctor and stuff. Very caring and helpful.
- Jul. 21, 2023
Dr Michael Jones has been my dr since my cataract surgery 7 years ago. He is thorough, snd spends as... much time as needed answering questions and providing information. He is the best!!
- May. 20, 2023
Dr. Jones is fantastic. Very personable and knowledgeable.
- Apr. 23, 2023
Always friendly and helpful
- Apr. 23, 2023
I came in with my eye hurting me and really bothering me. Dr. Kleinhoffer and his team squeezed me i... n today. Everyone was pleasant from the upfront staff to Dr. Kleinhoffer. I would refer anyone here. A big thank you to the staff and Dr. Kleinhoffer!
- Apr. 11, 2023
I have been seeing Dr. Michael Jones for close to 10 years. He is a very compassionate and understa... nding doctor and shows great concern for his patients!
- Mar. 31, 2023
Very happy with the service. Everyone is very knowledgeable.
- Mar. 22, 2023
Dr. Kleinhoffer is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He explains things in a way that's easy for... me to understand. His staff are always very friendly and helpful. We love Kleinhoffer Family Eyecare!
- Feb. 09, 2023
Very thorough eye exam. Very pleasant employees. Dr. Is very professional.
- Sep. 02, 2022
Nice people. Nice products. Very nice prices!
- Jul. 21, 2022
Great doctor, awesome staff!
- Jul. 03, 2022
Always a top notch experience at Dr. Kleinhoffer’s office!
- Jun. 13, 2022
This office is excellent! Always friendly and willing to communicate regarding payments and insuran... ce availabilities!
- Apr. 19, 2022
Excellent eye care all of the staff is very willing to help.
- Apr. 15, 2022
Best Doctor in the area. I’ve been going here for 20+ years. Even when I didn’t have insurance I... still went here payed out of pocket. Always leave 100% happy
- Apr. 01, 2022
Love Dr, John and the staff, very friendly
- Feb. 13, 2018
Great doctor knows all about the eyes and conditions there are
- Mar. 15, 2017
I've been going to see John for 22 years now. He's a great doctor and has an amazing sense of humor.... His no nonsense approach will be very refreshing when you consider the alternatives. He will make sure you are happy with your prescription and feeling confident about the health of your eyes.

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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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