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Dry Eye Treatment in Canton

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 Washington Square EyeCare 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 Canton 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 Canton

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Eye Med
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Dec. 01, 2023
Excellent customer service! Tim is always professional, kind & cares about your eyes. Always makin... g sure when you walk out the door your eyes can see all the better rather your wearing glasses or contacts. You’re in good hands here and your eyes will thank you for it 🙂
- Apr. 09, 2022
I haven’t been to the eye doctor in a long time. But I started having some pain in my one eye. So ... I just stopped there to ask if they could look in it. They took me in that same day! He fixed my eye. Then he squeezed me in the very next day for a follow up. I appreciated it so much. He and the staff were all awesome and so nice. I now have a new eye doctor.
- Aug. 04, 2021
Great eye doctor and staff here. We went here for exams and glasses when we lived in Canton, and hav... e started going back even after moving 45 minutes away. Worth the extra drive time to get the glasses and service that work best for us.
- Jul. 18, 2021
Excellent service. Very friendly. Really helped my family out during an emergency. Definitely recomm... end.
- Mar. 16, 2021
Convenient location, good variety of glasses and contacts
- Mar. 25, 2019
Great local optometry office. Dr. Raymondi took time to get to know me and my specific eye care need... s. Front desk and the optician were very helpful as well. Nice selection of frames and went over all the options available, great experience!
- Dec. 04, 2017
Great guy and great practice. Highly recommend.
- Nov. 18, 2016
I stopped in to see if they could help after having something stuck in my eye. The receptionist was ... welcoming and was able to work me in. Dr. Raymondi was able to help me out quickly and I feel much better now! Thank-you, I would highly recommend!
- Aug. 13, 2012
I've been going to see Dr. Raymondi since I was young, and when he moved to a new office at Washingt... on Square Eye Care, I moved with him. Even though I now live in a different state, I still use his practice for my eye care. Dr. Raymondi is thorough and a great optometrist - both for regular eye exams and also emergency eye care (I've required both). His staff is kind, welcoming and accomodating. They ensure their patients receive the utmost service and care. They are willing to go the extra mile. I've been experiencing blurred vision recently, and Dr. Raymondi took the time to go through an exercise over the phone with me using a Google eye chart so he could better assess the urgency of my situation, and then ensured I am able to come get an appointment at a time convenient to my schedule. These days it can be hard to find doctors that you can trust to always provide excellent care. Dr. Raymondi is the optometrist who exemplifies what good eye care should look like and that is the reason I'm now willing to travel several hundred miles to continue to have my vision in his hands.

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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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