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Dry Eye Treatment in Ferguson

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 Crown Vision Center - Ferguson for effective and lasting dry eye relief.

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Give Your Eyes the Care They Deserve

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 Ferguson 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 Ferguson

Our optometry practice in Ferguson

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday By Appointment Only
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 22, 2024
The staff is friendly, professional people. I absolutely enjoy every visit with them. You are never ... not smiling or laughing with the staff. My boys love getting their eye exams, I never have to prep talk them because they are excellent with their customers.
- Mar. 18, 2024
I would highly recommend the West Florissant location.
- Feb. 26, 2024
Very nice staff, with pleasing personalities.
- Feb. 22, 2024
Very nice n professional staff
- Jan. 04, 2024
Great staff!! Very accommodating and gracious.
- Dec. 07, 2023
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- Nov. 25, 2023
The staff seem to be very knowledgeable of the job. Great customer service and friendly. I’ve been... coming to the Ferguson location for years and love it.
- Oct. 06, 2023
Best Optical experience ever!!
- Jun. 03, 2023
It was a very pleasant experience....We laughed, it was fun !!!👍🏽👍🏽
- Apr. 23, 2023
I just simply loved my experience with the staff.
- Mar. 22, 2023
Friendly service and a great selection!
- Mar. 06, 2023
Best crown vision I have never i my 15 years of wearing glasses been more in to it than in the last ... two years . They are comfortable nice understanding patient work with your insurance no matter which one like they know me lol the vibes and aura and people are the best I can see that because of them . Care first not just a job
- Mar. 03, 2023
I love crown vision staff….y’all like family every time I come in great service!!! I’ve been a... customer for over 10 years.
- Feb. 10, 2023
Quick, reliable and friendly service.
- Jan. 29, 2023
I had a great experience coming here.. I've been going here for the last 5 years.
- Dec. 17, 2022
My experience with Crown Vision was very exceptional. They aim to satisfy and please.
- Oct. 21, 2022
Very nice and polite and always a smile and greeted nice
- Sep. 11, 2022
The best eye care center I have ever been too. I cried the entire time I was there from laughing the... assistant is so awesome!
- Aug. 19, 2022
It’s great everyone nice friendly
- Aug. 11, 2022
I love this location all staff nice and friendly very helpful

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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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