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Dry Eye Treatment in Northwest Side

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 Bella Optical 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 Northwest Side 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 Northwest Side

Our optometry practice in Northwest Side

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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 - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 07, 2024
Love this place! The doctors and staff are very friendly and helpful.
- Mar. 01, 2024
Simply the best
- Feb. 20, 2024
I have been going to Bella Optical for 5 years. The entire staff has been attentive, sincere, and ca... ring.
- Feb. 16, 2024
The office is really inviting, and Dr. Garcia really took her time by explaining everything to me.
- Feb. 01, 2024
Amazing staff, great experience. really helped me with understanding my new ins. Would highly recomm... end to anyone!
- Jan. 30, 2024
Dr Garcia is an excellent optometrist and she goes above and beyond in order to help you out and get... the right product that you need.
- Jan. 16, 2024
I've been visiting this office since 2012/2013 my level of services have never changed im pleased wi... th doctor and staff
- Jan. 06, 2024
Dr is very friendly and happy with the visit. Front office staff are great. They are all very welcom... ing and responsive to questions/requests.
- Dec. 29, 2023
It was my first visit here for an annual exam. Dr. Amir and his staff are professional, friendly and... efficient. This was a good experience.
- Dec. 24, 2023
Great experience. Everyone was very professional and friendly. My glasses were in less than 2 wks.
- Nov. 16, 2023
Friendly and informative!
- Nov. 06, 2023
They communicate very well with each other and with you as a person if you go there for exams they�... �re quick to do any adjustments that may be needed after you get a new pair of glasses and I feel like the doctor the eye doctor is just a very personable person he’s a good people person
- Oct. 07, 2023
Great clinic, professional staff, and an awesome doctor. My wife and I had our annual eye exam appoi... ntments with Dr Amir, and it was a great experience. He made a thorough check on our eyes and provided professional recommendations at the end. Definitely recommend this place.
- Sep. 22, 2023
I highly recommend Dr Amir and the friendly staff at Bella Optical. They are kind to my kids and alw... ays have been so warm and welcoming to everyone. 🙂
- Aug. 22, 2023
Update to first visit: New glasses ready in 8 business days. Fit well & progressive set correctly. ... Once again excellent support & service from staff. I'll be back! Original review: Had great first appointment here since my previous doc would not take my new insurance. Very friendly staff, focused doctor & Lynette was engaged & attentive to help me find glasses & prescription sunglasses. Generally good selection with designer names. Next test is how glasses fit since they are progressive lenses. A 14 business day wait to receive.
- Aug. 10, 2023
Continued great service!
- Jul. 23, 2023
My 4 daughters and I needed eye exams. I called Bella Optical to schedule the appointments and the l... ady I spoke to was super nice. The day of the appointments the staff were helpful and sweet. Our eye doctor was also very nice and answered all my questions. When it came time to pick our glasses we were not rushed and were able to find the right glasses for ourselves. I would definitely recommend Bella Optical on Huebner Road.
- May. 29, 2023
Excellent experience! Staff were friendly and professional, clean atmosphere, and they have specials... on services available.
- Apr. 21, 2023
Best eye care facility for glasses and contacts!
- Apr. 07, 2023
Amazing staff, great office, will be my regular doctor office from now on.

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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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