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Dry Eye Treatment in Squirrel Hill South

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 Eyetique - Squirrel Hill 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 Squirrel Hill South 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 Squirrel Hill South

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • VBA
  • VSP Individual Vision Plans
  • MetLife
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 01, 2024
I love the professional and inviting staff and the huge inventory of frames to choose from, (there's... a pair here for everyone!) I bought two pairs because I simply could not choose! I love them so much and I get complements every day. Thanks Eyetique!
- Feb. 02, 2024
All the staff are warm and accomodating. This store branch is highly recommended!
- Feb. 02, 2024
Very nice.
- Jan. 30, 2024
Amazing customer service and product! I'm a customer for life!
- Nov. 30, 2023
Great selection and a friendly and courteous staff.
- Nov. 06, 2023
Eyetique Squirrel Hill is a clean, stylish location (even the lighting is ideal). The staff helped m... e chose glasses that were suitable for my eyecare needs as well as style preference. They provided me with all the information I needed about my warranty, refitting, and additional purchase for contacts. Dr. Jenkins was highly efficient and thorough in her exam. I look forward to returning to Eyetique.
- Aug. 27, 2023
They always provide good quality service and are careful to look for ways to help maximize insurance... benefits and contact lens rebates.
- Jul. 21, 2023
Everyone is extremely helpful and considerate. No matter what the problem is, they will find a way ... to fix it. I love Eyetique.
- Jun. 30, 2023
Such a nice place. Great selection and amazing staff.
- Jun. 19, 2023
I had a good experience they got a good selection of glasses everyone is very nice & sweet I love it... their 🥰
- Apr. 26, 2023
One of the best experiences I’ve had at any type of store, anywhere. Outstanding management. Opti... cian Hayleigh is a true professional. Enormous selection of eyeglasses. Exceptional service. What more can you ask for? Highly recommended. Six stars out of five.
- Apr. 23, 2023
Super service. Melissa very caring and knowledgeable. Easy to become a loyal customer.
- Apr. 12, 2023
Great Service!!!
- Apr. 06, 2023
Dr. LP is a rockstar!
- Mar. 20, 2023
Excellent experience at Eyetique in Squirrel Hill. Dr. Lauren Pastucha was very knowledgeable and ha... s excellent bedside skills- taking the time to answer my concerns and questions.
- Feb. 27, 2023
Downtown and the police officers like my glasses, friends and asked me where I got them and I was as... king them about they're beautiful horses
- Feb. 17, 2023
Melissa was wonderful.Very professional and great energy.
- Jan. 24, 2023
Great experience from start to finish!
- Jan. 17, 2023
The staff was great at assisting with frame selection. Good feedback on a major investment was impor... tant to me. Also, took careful attention to make certain the frame would work with my prescription. I am l loving my new glasses.
- Jan. 02, 2023
Love it here! The staff is helpful and courteous. Dr. Pastucha is very friendly and knowledgeable. T... he store is clean and well organized. They have a great selection of frames!

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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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