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Spotting the Signs of Dry Eye

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Understanding the Symptoms

Dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and its symptoms can vary in severity. It's crucial to recognize the signs of dry eye early to seek appropriate treatment and improve your eye health and comfort.

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Common Symptoms to Look Out For

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Experiencing dry eye symptoms can greatly affect your daily life and overall health. These symptoms can disrupt your work, hobbies, and even your ability to carry out everyday tasks comfortably.

The constant discomfort and distraction caused by these symptoms can lower your productivity and overall quality of life. 

Here are common signs that may indicate dry eye syndrome:

  • Dryness:
    A persistent sensation of dryness, grittiness, or eye irritation.
  • Itching:
    Frequent itching or a burning sensation in and around the eyes.
  • Redness:
    Bloodshot or red eyes, often accompanied by discomfort.·
  • Excessive Tearing:
    Paradoxically, your eyes may produce more tears as a response to dryness, leading to watery eyes.
  • Blurry Vision:
    Vision may become temporarily blurred, particularly when reading or using digital screens.
  • Light Sensitivity:
    Increased sensitivity to light, known as photophobia.
  • Foreign Body Sensation:
    Feeling as though something is in your eye.
  • Eye Fatigue:
    Increased eye fatigue, especially during prolonged periods of reading, screen time, or other visually demanding tasks.

Ignoring dry eye symptoms can lead to worsening discomfort and potential complications. Chronic dry eye can damage the eye's surface and increase the risk of eye infections, scarring, and vision loss. Seeking professional guidance if you're experiencing any of these symptoms is crucial.


Dry Eye Diagnosis and Expert Care

When you choose Eyetique - The Mall at Robinson for your dry eye care, you benefit from our expertise in comprehensive diagnosis. We understand that your unique health history and lifestyle can affect your dry eye differently, which is why we practice personalized care tailored to you. Our approach includes:

  • In-Depth Eye Exams

    During a comprehensive eye exam, we evaluate your eyelids, eye surface, and your complete health history and lifestyle to identify potential underlying causes of dry eyes.

  • Tear Assessment

    We conduct a detailed assessment of your tears, measuring their volume and quality. This assessment helps us identify any deficiencies in tear quantity or quality, crucial factors in dry eye diagnosis.

  • Tear Breakup Time

    Using advanced techniques like tear breakup time measurement, we identify specific areas of your eyes where tears may evaporate more rapidly. This information aids in tailoring your treatment plan.

  • Specialized Dry Eye Test: Schirmer Test

    This test involves placing blotting test paper strips on the lower eyelids to measure tear production over a specific time. It helps determine the volume of tears your eyes produce.


Dry Eyes 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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- Apr. 12, 2024
Mr. Nigel Truong, the Manager, is incredibly professional, very polite, respectful and extremely hel... pful. He is why, for many more reasons than one, my husband and I have purchased eyeglasses at Eyetique.. Ryan and everyone on his staff are also very polite and helpful. Dr. Allysa Taddie, who has an office there, is an exceptional Optometrist who is very knowledgable and a lovely person! I am so glad that I was introduced to her by Nigel Truong! I wish all of them continuing success!
- 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.

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Consult Our Dry Eye Experts

At Eyetique - The Mall at Robinson, our experienced eye care specialists are ready to help you find relief from dry eye symptoms. We understand these symptoms' impact on your daily life and are committed to improving your eye health and comfort.

Contact us to schedule an appointment and discuss your dry eye symptoms. Let's work together to find the most suitable treatment and enhance your quality of life.

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