Vision Therapy in Solon

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 Gale's Vision Care 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 Solon

Our optometry practice in Solon

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 13, 2024
EyeCare Specialties of Ohio was a 10/10 experience! The office staff was kind, supportive, and accom... modating. I appreciated the professionalism and guidance of the doctor / staff. I will defintely be back!
- Jan. 28, 2024
I've never seen so clearly in 3 years!!
- Jan. 04, 2024
Wouldn't go anywhere else.
- Dec. 19, 2023
Always have a great experience at this place.
- Dec. 05, 2023
Great service
- Nov. 07, 2023
Always the best.
- Nov. 05, 2023
A great place with helpful and caring employees.
- Sep. 28, 2023
I have been a patient of Gale's Vision for several years and have always received excellent tests an... d care from Dr. Gale,Dr. Kuta,, and the staff. I love my glasses.
- Sep. 24, 2023
Dr. Gale and staff were very friendly, efficient, and patient with my kids who were being difficult ... at times.
- Aug. 20, 2023
The entire experience was really good. The staff is courteous and helped myself and my Husband make ... selecting glasses with ease.
- Aug. 11, 2023
Thank you for the updates and service
- Jul. 14, 2023
If you care about your vision, your in good hands with Dr. Roytman and staff!!!
- Jul. 03, 2023
Great customer service
- Jun. 03, 2023
Everyone was so nice and helpful.
- May. 24, 2023
First class eyeglass experience
- May. 21, 2023
I had an excellent experience at EyeCare Specialists of Ohio. They went to great lengths to make sur... e that the glasses I purchased were just right for my eyes .
- May. 10, 2023
Very high tech equipment and super friendly staff!
- Apr. 20, 2023
Everyone was so nice & helpful.
- Apr. 05, 2023
I am a 20+ year patient at this place!
- Feb. 08, 2023
Fast, professional and thorough. They seem to have the state-of-the-art equipment and I felt very co... nfident and comfortable at their office.

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Consult Our Dry Eye Experts

At Gale's Vision Care, 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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