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Dry Eye Treatment in Manchester

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 Anderson 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 Manchester 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 Manchester

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 7:45 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 23, 2024
Professional and knowledgeable technicians and staff. Very glad Anderson Eye Care is my place to go... for my eyes health.
- Feb. 18, 2024
In a world where it has become so rare to patronize a business where you feel valued as a customer, ... Anderson eye care sets itself apart in a big way! From the moment you walk in you are greeted to the warmest welcome and most positive upbeat energy. Ever singe employee I dealt with or talked to without exception was over the top nice and professional. Doctor Anderson was no different. I appreciated Dr. Anderson’s obvious knowledge and expertise and the way he was so happy to hear my concerns and questions and answer in a way I could understand. My time there was so good, I kinda wish I could just go hang out over threre. 😆😆😆
- Feb. 18, 2024
Amazing Doctors and staff. This place operates with incredible efficiency and professionalism / car... e!
- Feb. 15, 2024
Great people, always great service!
- Feb. 12, 2024
You will not find friendlier staff or more professional service anywhere!
- Feb. 09, 2024
Great experience!
- Jan. 27, 2024
Extremely friendly staff and doctors. Highly recommend!!!
- Jan. 23, 2024
My eye care experience was very positive. The Doctor and staff were all friendly and helpful from th... e scheduling, examinations, and diagnostic consultations.
- Jan. 14, 2024
Always a great experience!!
- Jan. 12, 2024
Everyone at this office went above any expectation to provide excellent care and service that made m... e feel like a valuable patient! They were highly recommended by several friends and now I have experienced the reason why!
- Dec. 22, 2023
Doctor very good 👍
- Nov. 03, 2023
I was early and l was seen early. It was a great experience, staff were great.
- Nov. 03, 2023
Great experience for my 3 year old. Front desk staff extremely nice. Great customer service. Doctor ... was great with her. She never cried or got upset. They made it easy and comfortable for my toddlers.
- Oct. 27, 2023
Great place. Staff is always friendly. Very thorough
- Oct. 22, 2023
Best eye care service I've ever experienced! The facility is clean and well-appointed, and the servi... ce is top-notch! One of the receptionists even called me by name to wish me a good day as I was leaving.
- Oct. 05, 2023
Very friendly atmosphere! Speedy service!!
- Oct. 03, 2023
This business is Amazing..I love the staff so friendly ♥️
- Sep. 25, 2023
Dr. Jeremy Anderson has been wonderful. When I 1st went to him he was very patient in finding just t... he right type of contacts for me. It took several visits and multiple contacts till we found what really works wonderfully for my eyes. I have been going here for many years and have always been very satisfied. I would recommend Anderson eye care to anyone who needs a kind, friendly, professional eye doctor.
- Sep. 19, 2023
Everything was great, now I’m wearing my contact lenses and I feel really happy Thanks so much
- Sep. 14, 2023
Excellent care from start to finish! Dr. Anderson took his time, explained clearly my issues, and a... nswered my questions. Highly recommend!

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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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