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Dry Eye Treatment in North Dartmouth

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 EyeCare Specialties - Dartmouth 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 North Dartmouth 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

Patient Reviews
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- Dec. 21, 2022
Dr. Sherry Audycki was amazing and so wasn’t her staff! My son was young being seen by multiple ey... e doctors who could never find out his problem with his eyes I was always told there was nothing wrong with his eyes but sherry listened and found the problem referred him to Boston who then did his eye surgery and now he sees her for all his eye appointment and glasses very thankful she took the time to listen and find the problem with my son! Such an amazing doctor!
- Dec. 16, 2022
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- May. 07, 2021
Great staff, kind, friendly and helpful.
- Sep. 24, 2020
Dr. Sherry Audycki was wonderful! She took the time to review preventative measures as well, which I... really appreciate it. I felt the visit was as great as it can go as far as eye care. Since I spend a bit of time on the computer, she was able to recommend some blue lens glasses for my eyes. I left very happy with the visit and I found the entire staff was very friendly and informative.
- Jan. 24, 2019
Dr. Audycki is the best...great guy! Very professional .If you are looking for a great Eye Dr. and a... great staff I highly recommend you go here!!!
- Jun. 20, 2018
The Dr’s and staff are professional, caring and knowledgeable. Always willing to go the extra mile... .
- Jun. 19, 2018
They are so prompt and thorough... my 6 year old son had an issue with his eye and they fit us right... in.
- Jun. 09, 2018
No other office makes me feel more comfortable or at home than Dr. Audycki and his staff.
- Apr. 16, 2018
Dr. Audycki was so friendly, patient, and helpful. Highly recommended!
- Apr. 13, 2018
Everyone was very nice and helpful at the office. I would recommend my family and friends to see Dr ... Sherry & Dr Robert Audycki.
- Apr. 12, 2018
Dr. Audycki is the best optometrist I have ever seen. He is so professional, personable and knowledg... eable. I would recommend him to all of my friends and family. The office and optical staff are amazing and extremely helpful and knowledgeable as well. This is an A+ business.
- Jan. 05, 2018
Both Dr Robert and Sherry Audycki are Amazing! Staff is also very nice! Would recommend to all fam... ily and friends!
- Dec. 06, 2017
Wouldn't go anywhere else! Been to other optometrists and have never been as informed about my eyes... than I've been with Dr. Audycki. Highly recommended!!
- Dec. 06, 2017
Awesome and friendly staff, very accommodating office.
- Dec. 06, 2017
I highly recommend this place. The Dr and Staff are awesome and very friendly. Im so glad a went to ... them because my previous eye dr had me in the wrong type of contacts. If you looking for a good eye doctor, this is the place!
- Dec. 06, 2017
Dr. Audycki is a great optometrist. Been a patient of his for years. Would highly recommend office.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in North Dartmouth

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  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Medicare
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  • EyeMed
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