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Dry Eye Treatment in Waverly

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 River Valley 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 Waverly 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

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 01, 2024
Friendly and efficient staff. Dr Mathis was great! Would highly recommend this office for anyone nee... ding an eye exam.
- May. 01, 2024
They are very very kind
- Apr. 26, 2024
Doctor Emma Scott really cares about her patients and goes above.And beyond her call of duty to help... . Also Nikki is awesome.They have personalities that will not Quit. Come see doctor emma scott and nikki. I will say I had one time meeting with doctor patterson, Very Critical.attitude,did not like her. and unless it's Dr Emma it's nobody.
- Apr. 22, 2024
Everyone was extremely friendly and professional. Will definitely be back.
- Apr. 13, 2024
If you want excellent service for your eyes, go to River Valley Eye Clinic in Waverly, Tennessee.
- Apr. 01, 2024
Dr Scott is great. She genuinely cares about your vision and eye health. Staff is personable and kin... d!
- Mar. 30, 2024
Extremely kind and friendly staff!
- Mar. 04, 2024
Every time I go there I receive the best care possible Every one is extremely nice and considerate
- Mar. 02, 2024
Great experience. Fast service and everyone had a great attitude!
- Feb. 26, 2024
Dr Scott and staff were wonderful!
- Feb. 16, 2024
Dr. Scott is the best, professional and personable! Her staff are friendly and proficient and Alliso... n always has a kind word when I visit! I only wish my other doctors and clinics were this great!!!
- Feb. 01, 2024
All the ladies here are absolutely wonderful, beautiful, clean, comfortable building, and Dr Melanie... is absolutely a breath of fresh air!
- Jan. 30, 2024
I love them they always do a good job on my son he love going to river valley
- Dec. 30, 2023
Everyone there is friendly, loving and caring.
- Dec. 20, 2023
River Valley Eye Clinic is a great place for all your eye care needs. They have a friendly, caring ... and knowledgeable staff.
- Dec. 11, 2023
Very professional team.
- Nov. 09, 2023
Everyone is caring and professional there.
- Nov. 06, 2023
I just love everyone there. Emma Scott is very friendly and professional. I know I'm being well take... n care of.
- Oct. 28, 2023
Dr..Mathis is Amazing. Very professional and patient with my 81 year old mother who has dementia. We... will always come back to her
- Oct. 07, 2023
Fantastic service and caring Eye Doctors.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Waverly

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 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 - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
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  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
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