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Dry Eye Treatment in Medfield

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 Medfield Eye Associates 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 Medfield 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.


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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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- Apr. 23, 2024
All of the staff are a pleasure to work with throughout the exam, glasses selection, and getting adj... ustments throughout the year.
- Mar. 26, 2024
Excellent service and professional care!
- Mar. 20, 2024
Dr. Emily Pilots was excellent. Professional/kind/patient/caring. Calm personality
- Jan. 25, 2024
the best eye care around.
- Dec. 21, 2023
Dr. D’Amiano and her team have provided me with excellent care for many years. Much appreciated.
- Oct. 05, 2023
Everyone was so friendly and nice, I felt very comfortable with everyone that I talked to. They real... ly know what looks good for frames and everyone that worked there helped you decide. Very wonderful experience!
- Sep. 01, 2023
Dr. D'Amiano and her team are simply THE BEST. Everyone here is so professional - and so friendly an... d warm. When I come for my annual exam, I feel like they are so glad to see me!
- Aug. 21, 2023
Dr D is personable, kind, friendly, knowledgeable and patient with my eyes. I have a unique situati... on which kind of renders normal exams pointless. She always works with me to get the right balance.
- Aug. 15, 2023
Friend team and comfortable location
- Aug. 08, 2023
Very genuine people working at Medfield Associates. They work together to make your experience more... pleasurable.
- Jun. 04, 2023
Very friendly and knowledgeable
- Dec. 03, 2022
Friendly, efficient and helpful!
- Sep. 23, 2022
Annual visit, always a great experience visiting this office from the staff to Dr D’Amiano, new g... lasses ordered, great experience all around
- Aug. 09, 2022
Always a pleasat experience
- May. 29, 2022
Utmost professionals. Treated like family. What more could I ask?
- May. 19, 2022
excellent service -- professional, skilled, cheerful, and helpful. Eye exams, new glasses, upkeep a... nd repair of old glasses -- all of the above.
- Apr. 29, 2022
I visited this week and ordered a new pair of glasses. I am looking forward to receiving them in the... near future. As always, staff was professional and courteous.
- Apr. 27, 2022
Great staff, friendly and very competent.
- Feb. 10, 2022
Professional, courteous and personal eye care. The best around, caught my onset of diabetes before ... my PCP did. AAA+++
- Dec. 11, 2021
Medfield Eye Associates has been taking care of my eyes for many years. They are professional, knowl... edgeable, and customer-friendly. They have a wide selection of frames.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Medfield

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    1:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Cigna
  • EyeMed
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