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Dry Eye Treatment in Omaha

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 Malbar Vision Center - Evans 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 Omaha 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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- Jun. 11, 2024
I purchased new classes last year and have been very happy with the glasses and service I received. ... One of the lenses had become scratched. Because I purchased a warranty the lenses were replaced at no cost. The replacement lenses didn't seem to be correct. Dr Katelyn Keffer worked with me to get the issue resolved. I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend this shop!
- Jun. 10, 2024
Great customer service
- Jun. 07, 2024
Absolutely amazing location! Every one on staff is amazing! They are friendly, efficient, and compas... sionate. I was absolutely treated like I was their only patient. I highly recommend this office.
- Jun. 05, 2024
Since March, I have been experiencing ongoing issues with my right eye. After seeking help, I visite... d Dr. Katelyn Keefers, who demonstrated extensive knowledge, kindness, understanding, and took the time to truly listen to my concerns. I am immensely grateful to her and the entire staff for their exceptional care and support.
- May. 30, 2024
Dr. Keefer is very knowledgeable, friendly, and the staff is very fun to interact with. I would reco... mmend to a friend or family member.
- May. 30, 2024
Dr. was very personable, appreciated that they took the time to explain some technical things
- May. 20, 2024
I love going to Malabar! They always make sure their customers have a good experience and provide an... y discounts they can.
- May. 11, 2024
Very professional and honest about the best lenses I needed. They are very nice.
- May. 08, 2024
Very accommodating and knowledgeable! Everyone really cared about. What was happening with your eyes...
- Apr. 13, 2024
Very good customer service.
- Apr. 06, 2024
They were quick, kind, and helpful. I especially liked that they explained the costs of things as pa... rt of the decision so there wasn't a sticker shock at the end. I will be going there from now on.
- Apr. 03, 2024
Highly recommend! Great staff.
- Mar. 22, 2024
Very friendly staff and good at explaining tests and making sure you understand results. Excellent!
- Mar. 21, 2024
Very thorough with my eyesight.
- Feb. 20, 2024
Very friendly staff and doctors.
- Feb. 10, 2024
Best in Town hands down! The etiquette, professional, minimal wait time.. I can go on. The dr and st... aff are so caring, kind, professional, and even kid friendly. Our dr doesnt just look at our eyes and send us on.. she literally knows what my kids watch on TV she cares for my family as a whole and I am so grateful to have that experience each and every time. We love Malibar!!!
- Jan. 22, 2024
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- Nov. 13, 2023
Amazing staff. Super friendly and knowledgeable.
- Nov. 01, 2023
I love this location and Dr. Keefer is an outstanding doctor. The staff is so friendly and knowledge... able!
- Oct. 31, 2023
Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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