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Holicki Eye Center & Optical

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142 East Chicago Road
Coldwater, MI 49036
Phone: (517) 279-7927
Fax: (517) 278-3393

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Frequently Asked Questions About
Dry Eye Syndrome

What is dry eye syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that affects millions of Americans - women more often than men. In some instances, it is characterized by dry, irritated eyes due to a lack of lubricating tears. Surprisingly, it can also be a result of excessively watery eyes due to tears lacking the proper balance of mucous, water, and oil to coat the eyes properly. Chronic dry eye can lead to damage of the eye’s surface, an increased risk of eye infections, and eventually, the inability to produce tears. Left untreated, severe forms of dry eye can even damage your vision.

Symptoms of Dry eyes
: Burning and Stinging
: Foreign body sensation
: Blurry Vision
: Eye Redness
: Excessive Tearing

What causes dry eye syndrome?

*Wind Dry Environment
*Contact Lens Wear
Contact lens wear increases tear evaporation and related dry eye symptoms. Dryness may result in protein deposits on the lens, eye irritation, pain, infection, or sensitivity to contact lens solutions. Dry eye symptoms are the number one reason people stop wearing contact lenses.
*Aging
*Medications
Tear production may be reduced if you take certain medications, including decongestants, antihistamines, oral contraceptives, tranquilizers, and diuretics. If you are taking any medication, ask your doctor if it contributes to your dry eye condition.
Health Problems
Health problems and conditions such as allergies, arthritis, diabetes, pregnancy, menopause, thyroid abnormality, asthma, or an autoimmune condition known as Sjörgren’s Syndrome can be the cause of dry eyes.

How is dry eye syndrome treated?

Common treatment of dry eye syndrome includes the use of artificial tears or artificial tear ointments.
Other treatments for dry eye syndrome include the following:
*     Temporary plugs in the tear drain (punctum) to allow the eyes time to gain full use of the lubricating       tears before they are drained away from the eye.
*    Minor surgery to close the punctum permanently.
*    Prescription medication or supplements  to increase the production of tears

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Contact Information

Coldwater, MI Office
142 East Chicago Road

ColdwaterMI 49036
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  • Phone: (517) 279-7927
  • Fax: (517) 278-3393
  • Email Us

Angola, IN Office
1202 North Wayne Street

AngolaIN 46703
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  • Phone: 260-665-5015
  • Fax: (517) 278-3393
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Sturgis, MI Office
1409 South Lakeview Avenue

SturgisMI 49091
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  • Phone: 269-659-4545
  • Fax: (517) 278-3393
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(Sturgis Office's Hours Vary - please call the office for more information)

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8am5pm
Tuesday8am5pm
Wednesday8am5pm
Thursday8am5pm
Friday8am5pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed

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