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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.


Dry Eyes Treatment in Clarksville

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  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
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  • Medicare
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Patient Reviews
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- 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!
- Feb. 21, 2024
Highly recommend. Great service. Entire staff very knowledgeable.
- Feb. 20, 2024
I've been coming to Clarksville Eye Clinic for a few years now. The staff is always friendly. Dr. Da... vis is awesome!!!
- Feb. 20, 2024
Down to Earth, Family friendly. Old school practice.
- Feb. 15, 2024
great place for eye care
- Feb. 11, 2024
Super awesome staff. They are very kind and helpful. Their large selection of frames and price rang... e makes it's affordable for all.
- Feb. 11, 2024
Great clean and professional waiting room where you wont have to wait long. The doctor is ANAZING! I... have an eye phobia yet she made me feel totally comfortable and even taught me a cool trick to getting eye drops in. Very professional and kind; will be recommending to everyone
- Feb. 10, 2024
Great Service, Nice Selection in Eyewear.
- Feb. 08, 2024
Dr. Drew is great with the whole family! For parents of special needs kids, he’s your man. He brin... gs a special type of fatherly patience with him. The selection of glasses is great and they don’t pressure you into adding all the special additions.
- Feb. 04, 2024
Dr. Drew is the best eye doctor in town. I have been with him for a long time and he is always carin... g and kind. His staff is also very nice and always helpful.
- Jan. 28, 2024
Dr Davis and the staff were great! I had little to no wait times which is always a plus.
- Jan. 27, 2024
So thankful for Dr. Drew and the amazingly nice staff at Clarksville Eye Clinic! I enjoy feeling wel... comed and taken care of. Engaging in small talk with a smile is a win for me and the service is top tier! 👍🏾👍🏾
- Jan. 25, 2024
I highly recommend. It was a great experience and he was amazing with my daughter.
- Dec. 18, 2023
Great team of people.
- Dec. 11, 2023
Dr. Drew is amazing! The whole staff is wonderful and so friendly. I go here for my eye exams and co... ntact lenses and my kids go here too. I highly recommend
- Dec. 10, 2023
The staff was very professional and helpful.
- Nov. 29, 2023
Professional staff
- Nov. 24, 2023
The staff is so caring and nice and helpful. Would very much recommend this place to everyone.
- Nov. 23, 2023
OUTSTANDING GREAT SERVICE AND ALWAYS GO TO THE LAST MILE FOR HIS PATIENT TO GIVE THEM THE BEST.
- Nov. 13, 2023
Dr. Drew is the most conscientious and kindly caring doctor ever! I am so fortunate to have found t... his place.

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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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