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Dry Eye Treatment in The Landings

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 Foothills Vision and Eye Care 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 The Landings 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 The Landings

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Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 26, 2024
Dr Scott Haugen and staff are all great! I’ve been going to him for a lot of years!
- Feb. 16, 2024
Matt is a very meticulous practitioner. The service I've gotten over the course of a number of years... has been excellent. I recommend him completely.
- Feb. 14, 2024
Everyone is kind and professional
- Jan. 26, 2024
Always great care with Dr. Haugen.
- Dec. 10, 2023
Always to notch customer service !
- Nov. 21, 2023
Great doctor, equipment and expertise. Staff is top notch. Knowledgeable and friendly.
- Oct. 29, 2023
Friendly, helpful, and attentive staff. I appreciated that all of my questions were answered with de... tails and felt I had comprehensive care from both Dr. Skrdla and Jonathan, one of the opticians. I have dry eye and with my previous Kaiser insurance, really struggled to find a provider that knew what they were doing and what products to recommend. It was clear to me that Dr. Skrdla is very knowledgeable about treatments and options for this.
- Oct. 26, 2023
Friendly, attentive, professional and helpful staff!
- Oct. 14, 2023
The eye exam was very detailed and explained. Was very happy with it and was able to walk away knowi... ng my eyes were taken care of
- Oct. 09, 2023
Every interaction I have had with Foothills Vision and Eye Care, especially with Theresa and Jonatha... n has been nothing but exceptional .
- Aug. 29, 2023
Great experience at Foothills Vision and Eye Care. Dr. Haugen and his staff were great and it was pr... obably the most thorough and thoughtful experience I’ve ever had for an eye exam
- Aug. 19, 2023
Dr. Haugen was very thorough and professional in his exam. He checked the health of my eyes along wi... th my vision. Very friendly office. I was able to get an appointment next day.
- Aug. 04, 2023
The doctor and front staff were very thorough. Great experience.
- Jul. 20, 2023
The staff is all so kind and caring! Two out of six family members go there and if someone needs an ... eye doctor down the ride we already know where we are going!
- Jul. 19, 2023
They're so sweet and wonderful and super helpful. You'll love shopping for your lenses with Jonathon... !
- Jul. 11, 2023
I have had consistent positive experiences here, and today Dr. Haugen went above and beyond to help ... my son have a good experience, too. Thank you!
- Jul. 07, 2023
Friendly staff and extra caring physician!
- Jun. 23, 2023
Dr. Skrdla is the best! I've moved or gone to other optometrists and always come back. The team of o... phthalmologists are equally as wonderful, giving me a ton of their valuable time to find the perfect pairs, even helping me customize some lenses on a pair of frames I had. Now they just might be my favorite. Couldn't be happier. Thank you Foothills Eye Care! Still same quality of care since Spex days with an even greater assortment of frames to choose from.
- Jun. 23, 2023
I will never go anywhere else besides here for my eye care! I've had a wonderful experience every ti... me I've come here. The staff is attentive, kind, and so good at their jobs. Dr. Haugen is very thorough and kind, and he will answer any question you have. In fact, everyone is great at answering questions and explaining things to you! Visiting the eye doctor can be a stressful event because my eyesight is pretty bad, and it can be disheartening when my vision gets worse. However, Foothills Vision & Eye Care makes it a completely anxiety-free event, and I know I am receiving the best care possible here!
- Jun. 12, 2023
The staff and Dr Skrdla are so helpful, friendly, and excellent at what they do.

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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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