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Age-Related Dry Eye: Causes and Solutions

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Addressing the Challenges of Dry Eyes As We Age

As we age, our bodies undergo various transformations, including changes in our eye health. One common age-related condition that many individuals encounter is dry eye syndrome. Understanding the factors contributing to this condition and how to manage it effectively becomes increasingly crucial as we age.

Dry eye syndrome in older adults often arises from a combination of factors related to aging and other external influences.

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Exploring Age-Related Factors Contributing to Dry Eye

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  • Tear Gland Function

    Our tear gland function may decline as we age, leading to reduced tear production. This decrease in tear volume can result in dryness and discomfort.

  • Environmental Factors

    Seniors may encounter different environmental conditions that exacerbate dry eye symptoms, such as increased indoor heating or air conditioning systems.

  • Medications That Can Cause Dry Eye

    Certain medications commonly prescribed to older adults, such as hypertension tablets, can have side effects that contribute to dry eyes. It's essential to understand how these drugs may impact your eye health.

  • Underlying Medical Conditions

    Age-related health conditions, such as diabetes or autoimmune diseases, can also increase the risk of dry eye syndrome. Managing these conditions is integral to overall eye health.


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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Eye Comfort Strategies as We Grow Older

Age-related dry eye does not have to be a constant source of discomfort. With the guidance of eye care professionals, seniors can explore various treatment options to alleviate symptoms and improve their quality of life.

  • Customized Treatment Plans

    Eye care specialists can create personalized treatment plans tailored to address the specific needs of seniors with dry eye syndrome.

  • Lifestyle Modifications

    Simple adjustments to daily routines, such as incorporating humidifiers in living spaces or using preservative-free artificial tears, can significantly improve eye comfort.

  • Medication Management

    In cases where medications contribute to dry eye, healthcare providers can explore alternative treatments or adjustments to minimize side effects.

  • Regular Eye Exams

    Routine eye exams are essential for monitoring age-related eye conditions, allowing for early detection and intervention when necessary.


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

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Eyetique - The Mall at Robinson Prioritizes Your Vision and Comfort

As we journey through life, aging brings changes to our bodies, including our eyes. By understanding the causes and effective management of age-related dry eye, you can enjoy improved eye comfort and clarity, enhancing your well-being in your golden years.

Call Eyetique - The Mall at Robinson today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam and discuss personalized dry eye strategies.

(412) 788-5353