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Overland Park, KS 66207
Phone: (913) 341-4508

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What is "Dry Eye?"

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Dry eye is a condition that occurs when a person's eyes have insufficient tears or poorly made tears to properly lubricate the eyes and the eyelid. Without the natural lubrication and cleansing of tears, a sufferer may experience a feeling of grit or debris in the eyes, blurred vision, tired eyes and sensitivity to light. Their eyes may appear reddened and inflamed. In extreme cases of the condition, chronic dry eye can result in increased eye infections and scarring of the cornea.

Dry Eye is Common

Up to 5% of Americans complain of some form of dry eye. Individuals who wear contact lenses or have undergone LASIK or other types of refractive surgery commonly complain of dry eye. The condition is more common in women and is more common and severe in older persons.

Causes of Dry Eye

Many diseases, disorders of the eye and side effects of medication can cause dry eye. Essentially, dry eye results under conditions in which too few tears are produced or evaporation of tears takes place too quickly. Quality tears are not simply salt water, but are made of three different substances -- mucin, water and oil -- designed to work together in proper proportions. The mucous layer lies just above the eye surface and helps the tear "water" spread evenly across the entire eye surface quickly and with each blink of the eyelid. The oil portion floats above the tear layer and not only helps lubricate blinking, but also actively slows down the rate of evaporation of tears from the eyes. Any interruption in these layers or their proportions can result in dry eye.

Treatment

Your eye care provider will discuss treatment options with you that depend upon how seriously the problem is affecting your life and if complications are likely to occur. Treatment may consist of adding tears with over-the-counter "tear drops," prescription medication to take by mouth that will increase your tear production and even introducing omega-3 fatty acid nutritional supplements into your diet. Sometimes, surgery can help. One type of surgery -- a temporary or a permanent form -- plugs up the tear ducts so that tears cannot drain back into the body.

Ask your doctor how you can best begin treating your dry eye condition.

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Last year, with your help:
• our mobile unit visited 6 area schools and rescue missions
• our doctors performed over 400 free exams 
• our volunteers dispensed over 370 free pairs
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Overland Park Office
5703 W. 95th Street
Overland Park, KS 66207
Phone: (913) 341-4508
Fax: (913) 341-4570

Regular Office Hours:
Mon: 7:30a – 5:00p
Tue:  7:00a – 5:00p
Wed: 8:45a – 6:00p
Thu:  8:45a – 5:00p *
Fri:    7:00a – Noon

Saturday Hours:  8a - Noon

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Gardner Office
315 E. Main Street
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: (913) 856-6360
Fax: (913) 856-4120

Regular Office Hours:
Mon: 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
Tue: 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
Thu: 8:45 am – 5:00 pm *
Fri: Closed

Saturday Hours:  8a - Noon
Dec 2

* 1st Thursday of the Month: On the first Thursday of each month we stop and “sharpen the saw” in a full staff meeting. On that day, the Overland Park office opens at 9:30 am and the Gardner office opens at 10:00 am.

Please excuse this inconvenience as we improve serving you, and your families!

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