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Dry Eye Treatment in Norwood

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 Harper's Point - Norwood 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 Norwood 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 Norwood

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Aetna
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 15, 2024
Quick and easy very professional
- Feb. 15, 2024
My experience was great very friendly quick service great selection to choose from loving my new ey... e wear thanks Harper's point 🤓
- Jan. 20, 2024
Optometrist and staff were great!
- May. 26, 2023
My first time at this location and I have switched over from Norwood, service was quick, and everyon... e was very courteous!!
- Feb. 02, 2023
Great experience
- Jan. 30, 2023
Love coming here! The people are cool and very professional it’s clean and I’m always in and out...
- Jan. 27, 2023
Great staff and services!
- Jan. 23, 2023
Best experience- from exam to selection frames to assistance to turnaround to LOVING my new glasses!...
- Dec. 18, 2022
Happy and very satisfied with the professionalism of all the employees
- Nov. 27, 2022
great experience treat you like family recommended to everyone thank yall for my glasses really appr... eciate yall 100/100
- Nov. 18, 2022
Excellence is great to see!
- Nov. 13, 2022
A helpful and courteous staff and caring and informative doctor
- Oct. 28, 2022
The service here is truly amazing. Insurance only paid for exam but they always ensure I get everyth... ing I want. I truly love this place and thinking about doing sunglasses next as they are just that good at what they do.
- Oct. 02, 2022
Such a clean, nice, efficient setting. Staff was awesome everything was quick.
- Sep. 01, 2022
Great service all around. I was comfortable the whole time I was there. Plan on going back to get a ... second pair of glasses definitely.
- Aug. 29, 2022
I would highly recommend Harpers Point in Norwood Ohio because as soon as I appreciated a frame, I w... ent for it, no need for smothering. They offer a rather deliquescence of frames but I kid you not, you should choose this optical office for two reasons. Prices and warranty. Whether the frames are damages or need adjustments, they will correct with warranty for up to a year. I have EyeMed and I chose to rock with the Ray-Bans and with the money I had, they out beat most competitors.
- Aug. 22, 2022
Very friendly staff and they have a neat and comfortable establishment . Services were fast , I wo... uld definitely recommend.
- Jun. 28, 2022
Everyone is really nice & respectful. I like the dr. Too. I just wish they could figure out what's w... rong with my eyes & what to do about it.
- Jun. 09, 2022
I was able to get an appointment for an emergency the same day. I was examined and diagnosed very qu... ickly. I was then set up with an appointment with a specialist. They were very accommodating! Highly recommend!
- May. 29, 2021
Very nice people that shows alot of care towards each client definitely would recommend to my friend... s and family doctors was great and prescribed the perfect prescription for my eyes there's alot of eye clinics out here but I definitely by far would reccomend haper point eyecare associates to anyone I knew in need of eye exam and prescriptions.

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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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