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Dry Eye Treatment in Clarksville

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 Clarksville Eye Clinic 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 Clarksville 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.


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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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- Jun. 16, 2024
Very nice helpful staff and Dr. Drew is great.
- Jun. 12, 2024
A great experience. We were treated like family and had all our questions answered.
- Jun. 10, 2024
From the first call to schedule my initial appt to picking up my contacts, everyone was so nice and ... professional! They had me in and out in a very reasonable time. Dr. Davis was great! Very nice, thorough, patient, and made me feel very comfortable.
- Jun. 10, 2024
These are my new glasses. I really like them alot. And I'm seeing much better
- Jun. 10, 2024
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- Jun. 08, 2024
I have to say this is the best clinic I have ever been to by far the whole experience was very pleas... ant my son has level 2 autism and every staff member We met today was amazing with us!! They took their time and got him the glasses he needed I would highly recommend everyone to check them out if you’re in need of an eye doctor! Thank y’all so much we look forward to getting our glasses in a couple weeks 💕
- Jun. 04, 2024
I’ve been seeing Dr. Drew for years. He’s friendly and thorough. Would recommend Clarksville Eye... Clinic to friends and family.
- Jun. 02, 2024
I have a great experience, the dr took the time to check on my eyes. It’s definitely the best eye ... care I ever have.
- May. 24, 2024
Great customer service. Friendly staff. Dr. Drew is awesome!
- May. 23, 2024
Very professional staff really enjoyed the visit
- May. 17, 2024
Awesome service by Dr. Drew! I have tried different places all over town without a pleasant experien... ce. There is also plenty of parking at this location.
- May. 17, 2024
Great service, knowledgeable provider and staff!
- Apr. 30, 2024
Care always feel non-rushed and tailored to me! Thank you!!
- Apr. 22, 2024
Dr. Davis and the rest of the Clarksville Eye Clinic staff are extremely helpful, kind and punctual!...
- Apr. 21, 2024
I am shopping for new glasses but I no longer live near Clarksville. I wish I did, as Clarksville Ey... e Clinic did a great job on my exam and in filling my script when I got my glasses there in 2017 & 2019. I miss this place.
- Apr. 10, 2024
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- Apr. 02, 2024
Best eye exam I've ever had
- Mar. 16, 2024
Dr. Davis and staff are amazing. Very friendly and professional. A great experience for all of your ... eye care needs. Highly recommend!! 😎
- Mar. 02, 2024
Very good at what they do and have a lot of patience when they where teaching me how to use contacts...
- Feb. 22, 2024
Dr. Drew and the staff at Clarksville Eye Clinic are amazing. They were friendly and efficient. Dr... . Drew listened patiently to any concerns I had, answered my questions fully and honestly and helped me choose the best options for me! Very enjoyable expereince!

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Clarksville

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