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Dry Eye Treatment in Guion Creek

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 Forniss Optometric 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 Guion Creek 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 Guion Creek

Our optometry practice in Guion Creek

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 20, 2024
I love this place. my friends and family have been going here for 30 years at least
- Feb. 18, 2024
The staff is friendly. The product selections are great quality! My number one place for eye care....
- Feb. 17, 2024
Wonderful staff, very friendly and welcoming.
- Feb. 15, 2024
Love Dr Forniss! Been going here for 10 years!
- Feb. 07, 2024
Shoutout to Dr. Forniss and her Staff!! It was such a wonderful experience as a new customer. The mo... ment I walked into the office I was greeted with a bright smile and positive attitude. If you're looking for a optometrist who's gentle, honest and caring there's no need to look any further as Forniss Optometric is the way to go!
- Feb. 06, 2024
A caring, professional, client friendly environment.
- Feb. 06, 2024
Very clean location and friendly staff
- Feb. 01, 2024
I have been going to Forniss for about three or more years now. They have been very kind and accommo... dating to their patients and the prices are great.
- Feb. 01, 2024
Best experience with an optometrist office ever: Dr. Forniss is so thorough, so knowledgeable, and s... uch a kind and welcoming eye doctor. Darryl is the best optician—my glasses actually fit! The staff are all wonderful (and delightfully humorous). We will be continuing customers for life! Thank you, Forniss Optometric!!
- Jan. 26, 2024
I’ve been going to Dr. Forniss for close to 15 years. That says it all. She is knowledgeable and ... personable. I love the team and environment. Class act!
- Jan. 25, 2024
Wonderful people!!!
- Jan. 18, 2024
Was very pleased!
- Jan. 15, 2024
Forniss Optimetric is the best!!!
- Nov. 28, 2023
I Love my new glasses!!
- Nov. 26, 2023
Hands down one of the BEST optometric offices in Indy! Unsurpassed Customer Service. Dr Kim has a pa... ssion for her patients and takes the opportunity to listen to your optometric needs. I don’t trust my sight to any other optometrist‼️
- Nov. 12, 2023
Black owned!!! The staff was just wonderful. Easy appt nothing was complicated. Over all I had a gre... at experience as a new customer
- Nov. 05, 2023
I love when a person have your best interest that’s how the doctor here rotate she’s a excellent... eye doctor
- Nov. 03, 2023
Excellent.
- Oct. 28, 2023
Service and care excellent. We love Dr. Forniss and Darrell the frame whisperer!
- Sep. 22, 2023
I Love this office, the Doctor and the staff. Everyone is so welcoming and kind. Most importantly re... spectful and professional. The office and equipment stay clean and Dr. Forniss is very knowledgeable of her field. Highly recommend 😊

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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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