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Dry Eye Treatment in Spring Hill

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 Primary EyeCare - Spring Hill 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 Spring Hill 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 Spring Hill

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Hours
  • Monday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 24, 2024
Great experience for my daughter and I!
- Feb. 06, 2024
I started going here acouple years ago for my routine eye appointments when we moved to the area. Al... l the Doctors have been amazing, the front office staff is always friendly and helpful. About a month ago I got a very bad eye infection and lucky came in early and caught it before it got even worse. Dr. Engle treated me and was beyond amazing. He was very knowledgeable on how to get it healed as quick as posisble. It was during the snow storm so I had to miss some appoinntments but Dr. Engle made sure I had a way to contact him incase it got worse or I had any questions or concerns during that time. This office is great and they show that they really care about their patients.
- Jan. 11, 2024
Dr. Engle and staff are extremely nice.
- Dec. 31, 2023
Great staff and Doctor. What else do you want?
- Dec. 15, 2023
Excellent service!!
- Dec. 15, 2023
Great place, no pressure and excellent people.
- Nov. 04, 2023
Dr Young took the time to explain some different things to us and great detail. The exam was not ru... shed.
- Oct. 23, 2023
Love both the doctors AND the staff at this location. I'm always treated kindly and thoughtfully an... d get really good information at my appointments.
- Oct. 07, 2023
Great people! Excellent eye doctors and plenty of options for frames.
- Oct. 06, 2023
The staff is friendly. Dr Wong takes his time and has a gentle way about him. Very pleased
- Sep. 29, 2023
Great team of people
- Sep. 01, 2023
very friendly and fun staff. Dr. Engle is awesome. I had a great experience here 🙂
- Aug. 31, 2023
Dr. Engle and his staff were awesome! I was well taken care of from the time I entered their offic... e till I left. Dr. Engle spent quality time with me which was refreshing and I wasn't rushed or hurried. He even gave me a great recommendation for a doctor who performs eyelid surgery. Wonderful place to go for your eye care.
- Aug. 28, 2023
Such a welcoming & friendly staff. The facility was clean & I was seen in a timely manner. The staff... took the time to make me feel comfortable, listen to my concerns, & educate me. I would definitely recommend this practice as a whole!
- Aug. 14, 2023
The employees at Primary Eye, on Main St, Sp Hill, are so nice and fun (Dr Engle, Crystal, Sam & Mi... ke). Everyone that works there is very personable and knowledgeable. Also- they have different, new technology(since my last exam) for testing your eyes. It was very interesting * For your initial appointment, definitely arrive 15 minutes early, as they ask. I was running late at work & arrived late. It took a while to complete the paperwork (on a tablet). Mike & Sam were there past 5:00 -my fault. I truly recommend this provider 100%. I made an appointment for my 80 year old mother also. Dr Engle is par with Davis (mine) & EyeMed (my mother’s). Of course, always double check with your insurance company before scheduling your appointment. Thank you! Cathy P
- Jul. 23, 2023
Dr. Engle is one of the most caring and personable physicians I ever dealt with. The entire staff is... amazing.
- Jun. 08, 2023
The entire staff is pretty great! From start to finish during my eye exam, I felt heard and seen in ... what I needed switching over to wearing glasses full time. I highly recommend Dr. Engle and his associates at this location!
- May. 22, 2023
I was pleased on all counts. A professional and pleasant experience.
- May. 13, 2023
Top notch service start to finish. The staff is friendly and efficient. Will be coming back for year... s to come.
- Apr. 05, 2023
They took me right in as an emergency. Thank-you so very much. Plus Dr. Engles & Staff are friendly... & can be light hearted.but most of all that were concerned & compassionate. Thank-you..

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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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