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Dry Eye Treatment in Beatrice

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 EyeCare Specialties - Beatrice 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 Beatrice 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 Beatrice

Our optometry practice in Beatrice

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday By appointment only.
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 12, 2024
Char is one of your best assets.Always very friendly, cheerful always goes above and beyond.
- Apr. 06, 2024
Beautiful business and kind and courteous staff.
- Apr. 03, 2024
Highly recommended. Dr. Sandman and his staff are awesome
- Feb. 19, 2024
I love Dr Dorn she's amazing and really listens, the staff is always super friendly ❤️
- Feb. 08, 2024
They stand behind their work. I had an issue with one of my lenses. It took several times for it to ... be corrected and it didn’t cost me anything extra plus. Since I’m a diabetic, Dr. Dorn does a very thorough eye exam which is OK with me
- Feb. 07, 2024
Knowledgeable, courteous staff. Fast, professional service.
- Dec. 28, 2023
Have been going here for several years and the service has always been excellent. Staff is friendly.... They've always accommodated my schedule.
- Oct. 19, 2023
Dr. Sandman is amazing. He goes above and beyond the call of duty and care. He is excellent at expla... ining things and truly cares for his patients. When I had a severe eye issue he followed up multiple times on the weekend to make sure I was doing good. He is a credit to his profession. My interactions with his entire staff of always been excellent as well. I wish everyone in the medical professions were as good as Dr. Sandman. I would highly recommend them for so many reasons.
- Sep. 17, 2023
Great place, nice staff! Dr. Sandman is great and caring. Have been going to EyeCare Specialties f... or many years.
- Aug. 14, 2023
Quality care!
- Aug. 01, 2023
Best service and quality.
- Jul. 22, 2023
friendly and knowledgeable staff
- Jul. 13, 2023
Very friendly and professional staff here. Timely appointment and product received was good quality ... at a fair price.
- Jun. 07, 2023
Good Doctor and staff
- Nov. 28, 2022
Friendly, helpful, professional!
- Nov. 19, 2022
Friendly and professional service. The staff were very helpful.
- Nov. 07, 2022
This is going to be my go to from now on.
- Aug. 05, 2022
I appreciate everyone's compassion and understanding.
- Mar. 22, 2022
I came in happy visited with a little gal that helped me decide on which glasses I wanted. She was w... onderful. Very nice warm hearted and I left very happy. Thank you so much for taking care of me and I liked my doctor as well.
- Mar. 21, 2022
I had a very good experience at this place. Explained everything, got everything I needed all in on... e place! Even had my eyeglasses come in Super early. Thank you for such a lovely experience. Would 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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