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Dry Eye Treatment in Pittsburgh

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 Eyetique - The Mall at Robinson 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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh

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Hours
  • Monday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • VBA
  • Metlife
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 25, 2024
Nigel the manager of the store is a pretty cool dude he showed my girl a bunch of glasses she wanted... to get for her and her son
- Feb. 16, 2024
Staffs were welcomed. And, I received my glasses just ontime
- Jan. 28, 2024
Always quick & easy! The doctor was hilarious & made the appointment fun!
- Jan. 25, 2024
I’ve been a patient/customer with Eyetique since about 2009 and I have felt valued and truly cared... for. Will continue to use them as long as I can!
- Aug. 15, 2023
Very convenient speedy service. Nigel was very helpful and accommodating.
- Aug. 11, 2023
Awesome customer service! Highly recommend.
- Jul. 06, 2023
Great people helping me select and fit my glasses.
- Apr. 07, 2023
I recently went in there and sat down with Nigel Truong the practice manager. I sat down with him to... get two pairs of my Ray Bans repaired for damaged lenses and Nigel gave me so much information, broke down the process and was so professional and kind. Businesses need more people like him, I will be driving out of my way to always give him the business. Thank you Nigel for the outstanding customer service, I really appreciated the experience overall.
- Feb. 01, 2023
Friendly staff, high quality service
- Jan. 22, 2023
They are very nice and welcome you in also they have a nice glasses for reasonable prices
- Jan. 13, 2023
Friendly and fun place, great service, pricing, and choices! I wouldn't go anywhere else for my eye ... care.
- Dec. 13, 2022
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- Nov. 26, 2022
I love how friendly everyone is at eyetique thank you.
- Nov. 17, 2022
Really loved my experience at Eyetique. My doctor Brandon McChesney was outstanding as was the exce... ptional assistance from the staff in helping me finding the "right" fames for my comfort and style. I would highly recommend this practice!!!
- Sep. 22, 2022
Great people. Did their jobs well. Easy to recommend this team and this location.
- Sep. 10, 2022
I always love my experience at Eyetique and find the coolest frames !
- Aug. 20, 2022
Fast, Friendly and efficient. I highly recommend.
- Aug. 04, 2022
Great service and beautiful frames
- Jul. 31, 2022
Always great service. We have been going to eyetique for the past 3 or 4 years and never once have I... had a complaint.
- Jul. 21, 2022
Dr. Marla Crawford is wonderful! Definitely recommend!

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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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