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Dry Eye Treatment in Lincoln

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

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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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
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  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
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  • Spectera
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Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 15, 2024
The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and takes the time to suit your needs. Large selection of eyewe... ar products.
- Jan. 24, 2024
I like that they have technology that can go in depth to gain knowledge of your overall eye health.... My experience overall with the staff was great and I look forward to returning for future visits.
- Jan. 01, 2024
Great experience & excellent customer service from everyone I came into contact with!!
- Dec. 07, 2023
Always give great service
- Nov. 28, 2023
Short wait time, excellent and knowledgeable staff and doctor. Over all 10/10!
- Sep. 23, 2023
Simple straightforward process to picking out glasses!
- Aug. 31, 2023
Great service! Was seen timely and Dr. Stille took the time to hear our concerns and address them. ... Highly recommended!!!
- Jul. 28, 2023
Everything’s good for me
- Jun. 29, 2023
Great customer service with the staff.
- May. 21, 2023
Had an issue with my eye, was able to get in quicky and the Dr. was great. All were very friendly a... nd helpful.
- Apr. 23, 2023
Dr. Brian Brightman is professional and combines bedside manner and medical expertise to create a tr... eatment plan.
- Mar. 24, 2023
Great staff!
- Mar. 02, 2023
Our family has been coming here for years and never had a bad experience. From the doctors to the fr... ont staff it has always been professional and great service.
- Feb. 03, 2023
Customer service is first class from the time you walk in the door until you walk out.
- Jan. 31, 2023
Friendly, and happy clinic!
- Jan. 25, 2023
has having an urgent eye issue and was treated like a VIP!! Thanks
- Jan. 07, 2023
Dr Rogge is the best eye care specialist I have visited. She delivers all needed information in a th... orough and enjoyable way. She asks questions and provides future care options in case they are needed. Her prescriptions are accurate and result in giving me clear vision again. The staff are efficient and friendly.
- Oct. 06, 2022
Dr. Pfeil and Katelyn are absolutely amazing. Best service and high quality eye care in Lincoln hand... s down!
- Jun. 07, 2022
Never had a bad experience, never met an unhappy employee, love coming here.
- Apr. 05, 2022
I always have great service with this office 😊

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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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