Vision Therapy in Peoria

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 Eye Tech Eyes 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 Peoria

Our optometry practice in Peoria

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • EyeMed
  • Spectera
  • Medicare
  • Versant Health
  • Heritage Vision Plans

Patient Reviews
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- May. 15, 2024
Everyone so professional and fun. Thank you all
- May. 14, 2024
Great service
- May. 03, 2024
Excellent Above any expectations. Wish I had found the eye care practice many years ago
- May. 02, 2024
So professional, always on schedule. Caring staff. Can’t say enough positive things. 5 years.
- Apr. 12, 2024
They got me in quickly same day with no hassle. Staff was polite and very helpful.
- Apr. 03, 2024
My family and I have been patients here since 2015, and we continue to be to this day because of the... consistently high level of service we receive when we go. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the doctors are knowledgeable and thorough. In fact, from my visit there yesterday, I'd like to call out a couple of highlights...the person at the front desk (I'm afraid I didn't get her name) put in a considerable amount of effort to determine my insurance. Yet, without any sign of frustration or discouragement, she checked carrier after carrier until she found the one with which I was listed. She kept up her professionalism and courtesy, and did not make me feel bad at all that she had to do such research. Secondly, the tech/nurse who worked with me (Colleen) was awesome. She recognized me from a previous visit, and from there it was like we were old friends. All the while, of course, she maintained her professionalism, but I was 100% comfortable during all exams and tests, and felt welcome to ask lots of questions -- which Colleen answered without hesitation. All-in-all, it's been a great experience for me and my family at Eye Tech Eyes. I hope your experience will be the same.
- Apr. 02, 2024
The office is always clean, the employees are very personable. I have been going to this office for ... 20 years, I have referred quite a few people.
- Mar. 27, 2024
I’ve been here several years. I always forget to do good reviews when everything is awesome. The ... entire staff is great. They are so accommodating. There’s never a wait. I have some eye issues and I see Dr Wellman & I love him. He listens and when you have stuff going on that’s so helpful! So glad I found them!
- Mar. 27, 2024
Everyone is pleasant and professional. It's a full service eye care and they have a great selection... of glasses and lenses with any tint you want. I would recommend them to anyone.
- Mar. 26, 2024
Eye tech is the best place to go they are so caring and most up to date testing. They are amazing.
- Mar. 25, 2024
Always have good experience here everyone is so very helpful
- Mar. 12, 2024
Easy in and out. Liked and staff!
- Mar. 11, 2024
They are professional and efficient.
- Mar. 05, 2024
I’ve been going here since they opened with doctor Gary Morgan and now doctor Mark Wellman Fantas... tic services and quality equipment with awesome care and knowledge from all the staff. They provide excellent services for all your eye care needs
- Feb. 28, 2024
They are nice and professional.
- Feb. 27, 2024
Great staff. Very efficient and knowledgeable.
- Feb. 16, 2024
Thorough, professional and extremely personable.
- Feb. 16, 2024
Eye Tech Eyes is a wonderful eye care facility. I love the staff and the doctor. Always professional... and extremely polite. Would highly recommend
- Feb. 15, 2024
I have been using Eye Tech Eyes for several years and very pleased with the care and service they pr... ovide. Very friendly and professional.
- Feb. 09, 2024
Great Doctors. I do also like their technology. I am diabetic and need to pay close attention to m... y eyes. They have a opto map camera that takes pictures of the inside of the eye. Giving reference points for any sign of change. Highly recommend their services.

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Consult Our Dry Eye Experts

At Eye Tech Eyes, 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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