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Dry Eye Treatment in Becker

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 Insight Eye Care - Becker 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 Becker 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.


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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

Patient Reviews
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- May. 02, 2024
Adrianna was very nice, she cleaned my glasses & stretched out my frames for a perfect fit for me. Y... ou all always take good care of me, thanks
- Mar. 29, 2024
Great place
- Feb. 16, 2024
The receptionist was so over the top helpful. I came in close to closing time not thinking it would ... take longer than expected. She stayed, never made me feel rushed or that her time was up. She made me feel that I was the most important person right then.
- Dec. 14, 2023
I've referred friends to experience the same as I do.
- Aug. 12, 2023
This is a great eye clinic for the entire family! From check-in to check-out, the entire team is kno... wledgeable and friendly. I can't imagine going to any other clinic.
- Jul. 08, 2023
Very welcoming and kind towards me as a first time patient.
- Feb. 10, 2023
Great customer service and professional care from start to finish.
- Nov. 28, 2022
5/5 Professional comprehensive care.
- Oct. 29, 2022
I had an incredibly positive experience with Dr. Malikowski. She is smart, professional and genuinel... y interested/concerned about my eyes with Sjogren's. Doctors like this are hard to find as a Sjogren's patient. I'm with her 100%.
- Aug. 24, 2022
Dr. Nelson was amazing. Very thorough examination, Dr.Nelson made sure I understood everything befor... e we were finished.
- Aug. 24, 2022
Dr Malikowski is a superb eye doctor. She is very thorough and takes the time to explain everything....
- Jun. 20, 2022
Dr Alex did an amazing job with my son. But not just limited to Dr Alex the entire team was very pro... fessional and kind. Def coming back for all future needs for eye care
- Apr. 02, 2021
They take the time to help at every step of the way. Dr. Bennett Nelson is so thorough and explains ... what is going on.
- Mar. 25, 2021
Very friendly staff that does a great job with children!
- Feb. 04, 2021
Very friendly and informative staff. Eye exam was thorough and Dr Bennett Nelson did a great job of ... explaining everything during the process.
- Aug. 19, 2019
I've been going to Insight for years now and have always been treated respectfully and kindly. Their... care for my eyes is outstanding

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Becker

Our optometry practice in Becker

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
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  • Medicare
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  • Cigna
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