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Dry Eye Treatment in Regent Square

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 Eyes on Regent Square 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 Regent Square 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 Regent Square

Our optometry practice in Regent Square

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Aetna
Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 12, 2024
Great Doctor, staff and selection of frames!
- Apr. 07, 2024
The staff and service is great. I’d recommend everyone to visit this practice.
- Mar. 18, 2024
I've seen Dr Monroe my entire life for vision care. He's excellent at what he does, patient, kind an... d very thorough. The staff has also been kind and easy to come to with problems. The parking situation is tough at the location and the drive can be precarious if you hate going toward the inner city, but he's worth it!
- Mar. 08, 2024
Very qualified and knowledgeable staff! Kind to the patients!
- Mar. 08, 2024
Dr. Monroe and his staff were very welcoming and helpful!
- Feb. 04, 2024
Wonderful staff, and frames!
- Nov. 04, 2023
Everyone was very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. And the wait time was reasonable!
- Aug. 13, 2023
I Love Coming Here for My Eyeglasses. The Staff Is Great, Very Nice, Very Helpful & Caring.
- Jun. 18, 2023
I’ve been going here for years. The quality of service and merchandise is superb.
- May. 06, 2023
Dr Monroe is a very caring and thorough doctor. My entire family sees him for vision exams. He was a... lso to see me right away for an eye problem. During that visit he took care to check my eye and he gave me a treatment plan that is helping my eye to get better.
- Apr. 03, 2023
I was given a comprehensive explanation of my eye health and left feeling more knowledgeable. The st... aff was very friendly throughout.
- Mar. 21, 2023
Had a great experience with Dr. Monroe & the entire staff. It was a thorough exam and I couldn’t b... e happier with my care. Highly recommend.
- Jan. 10, 2023
Great doctor & staff
- Aug. 30, 2022
This is the only place I would go to get my eye exam from now on
- Aug. 15, 2022
Very nice and positive employees and atmosphere
- Aug. 06, 2022
The exam was thorough and I have a great deal of confidence in the professionalism of the doctor and... the staff. The doctor clearly explained what he was looking for in the tests and included me in options for follow-up care.
- Aug. 01, 2022
Everyone I came in contact with was very pleasant and professional and it made for a great experienc... e and also appreciated your selection of eyewear.
- Jun. 17, 2022
I always receive quality care at Eyes on Regent Square. Pleasant staff, and professionals who know w... hat they're doing. That's why I've been going there for several years even though they're not the closest place to my home!
- Apr. 15, 2022
Dr. Kamons and the staff at Eyes on Regent Square are just awesome. They answer all my questions kin... dly and promptly, and I always feel comfortable there. I'm so glad I became a patient here!
- Mar. 23, 2022
Excellent Dr Kamons is a very good eye doctor

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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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