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Dry Eye Treatment in Raymore

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 Advanced EyeCare - Raymore 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 Raymore 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 Raymore

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 07, 2024
I have been with this clinic for four years. I have been happy with service and atmosphere. Has been... beautiful. They explain to you every step in the process. Thank you all from the receptionist to the optometrist. Thank you.
- May. 05, 2022
Love this place! I usually go to Americas Best but I had my first appointment here today and they ac... tually took their time to get my vision in check, whereas Americas Best did not. Dr. Harter was very patient with me and found the best prescription for my eyes. I literally can see so much better now! Definitely going to keep coming back here.
- Jul. 01, 2021
Everyone was absolutely wonderful. Our optometrist was extremely through & she even got my husband i... nto an ophthalmologist at a different office just so he could be treated quickly. Can't thank her enough!
- Dec. 11, 2020
10 out of 10! Very Friendly and professional staff! The staff was amazing from check in, to doctor v... isit, to picking out glasses! Very helpful and very informative! Totally recommend!
- Mar. 23, 2020
Dr. Pachy was so great and informative. She really helped explain what was going on with me and i wi... ll continue to come here. The other staff were nice and quick with getting me checked in and on my way.
- Feb. 13, 2020
The staff and Dr are extremely professional and welcoming with every visit. I appreciate the care an... d time they take with every client that visits.
- Jan. 24, 2020
I'm very pleased with my visit. They were very helpful and much more reasonably priced than the las... t place I went to.
- Jan. 24, 2020
Dr. Harter is great, The staff is always very friendly and helpful. They also have a good selectio... n of glasses to choose from. I would highly recommend Advanced Eyecare in Raymore.
- Jan. 17, 2020
Great technoligy eye exams; beautiful office facilities; many styles and brands to choose from; Grea... t, friendly customer service. I highly recommend this location for alk you necessary eyecare needs.
- Jan. 10, 2020
Great experience. All staff was very helpful with choosing a pair of frames. Helpful ideas on ways t... o purchase a pair of glasses.
- Jan. 09, 2020
I’ve been going to Advanced Eye Care for 2 yrs.Dr. Harter is so patient and answered any questions... we had, Jill,Erica,and Laura was very professional and helpful when it came to picking out eyeglass frames. Very highly recommend!!!!!!
- Jan. 07, 2020
Dr. Pachy diagnosed me with rare degenerative eye disease, something that could have been devastatin... g and something that others have missed in the past. She explained it so thoroughly and with such compassion, making sure I understood my options and has monitored my progress. And Laura helped me find the cutest frames! Highly recommend!
- Jan. 07, 2020
Easy to work with and good understanding of my eye needs.
- Dec. 28, 2019
Great experience & friendly staff! Very helpful in picking out glasses. Learned about different op... tions for nose pieces we never knew about! Highly recommend!
- Dec. 17, 2019
This office is amazing. Its always clean and the employees are very professional. Best vision office... around by far.
- Dec. 17, 2019
Super nice staff and doctors. They are very patient and very helpful!
- Dec. 11, 2019
My kids felt comfortable, all staff were kind and friendly and Dr. Answered all my questions. I will... definitely recommend them.
- Dec. 07, 2019
Always super kind here and the soccer doctor rocks!!
- Dec. 05, 2019
Professional, courteous and right on time. Examination w/ optional digital imaging provide excellent... baseline & impressive Dr. Lafreniere OD, FAAO explained very understandably, thank you 👁
- Dec. 05, 2019
I really appreciated the help from all the staff at Advanced Eyecare. They were very helpful with g... oing from always wearing contacts to getting fitted for glasses this time.

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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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