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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 - McKnight 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 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • VBA
  • Metlife
  • Aetna
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 12, 2024
Great service. Great staff.
- Jan. 01, 2024
Great experience
- Dec. 22, 2023
Good experience, friendly, reasonable prices.
- Jul. 18, 2023
Good service. But eye drops not providing any relief. The itch is worse.
- Jun. 16, 2023
very professional. Amanda was also super nice!
- Jun. 01, 2023
Everyone was very kind & there was a very good selection of eyeglasses to choose from!
- Apr. 15, 2023
Wonderful place for getting glasses and they accept all sorts of insurance and pretty cheap to getti... ng glasses if you don't have insurance
- Apr. 11, 2023
Amazing service... my mom bought frames there last year, but they've been loose. We finally stopped ... this afternoon to have them adjusted. It's hard for her to get out of the car, so I walked in with the glasses and asked for them to be adjusted. The person there said he'd come out to the car -- he did, took them in for one adjustment, checked them out then took them back and adjusted again ... then came back to the car and gave them to my mom. Perfect fit, and it made it soooooo much easier for him to come talk with her. THANK YOU!!!!!
- Mar. 28, 2023
I'm very pleased with how thorough Dr. Jenkins was. The staff were very helpful, through the entire... process.
- Feb. 26, 2023
Excellent customer service from all staff nice and friendly. Very helpful very informational.
- Nov. 29, 2022
I was served with kindness and professionalism. I found the frames I wanted for my glasses and every... thing went smoothly, in a very short time I had my pair of glasses. This is the second year I have worked with them and I have no complaints.
- Nov. 28, 2022
I had a good experience here. The staff was knowledgeable. They got me exactly the glass frames an... d lenses I wanted. They got me in and out quickly with no waiting around. I recommend this Eyetique location.
- Nov. 09, 2022
Very friendly and professional
- Nov. 01, 2022
all good
- May. 27, 2022
Easy scheduling, people are friendly and helpful. I go every year.
- Apr. 12, 2022
A nice, friendly and quick place to get contacts, glasses or just an eye exam. Also, I had to resche... dule my appointment and easily did that on their website.
- Jul. 19, 2021
Staff was great Dr. was great! They helped me pick designer glasses out of my comfort zone quite exp... ensive but they assisted me on that as well.. overall I enjoyed coming there and I love my new glasses! I have finally found a new eyeglass place!
- Jun. 16, 2021
These guys are top notch. If you have the opportunity, ask for Ava. She absolutely loves her job, is... a joy to work with, and has style for days. Everyone i worked with to get my glasses was patient/professional and I'll be shopping here again
- May. 15, 2021
Professional
- Apr. 26, 2021
They are friendly and professional

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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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