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Dry Eye Treatment in Loveland

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 Osius Vision 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 Loveland 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 Loveland

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 05, 2024
Always a great experience at Osius Vision. Our family has been going there over 30 years. They are p... rofessional and very kind and patient. Highly recommend for all your vision needs.
- Apr. 05, 2024
Always takes wonderful care of our whole family.
- Apr. 02, 2024
New retina scan was reassuring. I feel comfortable with knowledgable staff and expertise of Dr. Osi... us.
- Mar. 27, 2024
Everyone from the staff to Dr. Osius are very helpful and pleasant to work with.
- Mar. 04, 2024
Top quality service and very nice staff.
- Feb. 10, 2024
Great eye care
- Feb. 10, 2024
Great experience with Dr Osius and his whole staff. I would give 10 stars if I could.
- Jan. 24, 2024
Efficient and professionally friendly!
- Jan. 18, 2024
Dr. Osius is so good about attention to detail. He gives you a complete exam. His staff is knowledge... able and your never rushed. Our family wouldn’t go anywhere else .
- Jan. 14, 2024
I've been going to Dr. Osius for iver 20 years. I have recommended family and colleagues. We are all... very happy.
- Jan. 12, 2024
I've been going Dr. Osius for decades and couldn't be more pleased with these fine eye-care professi... onals.
- Jan. 12, 2024
My son has muscular dystrophy and Dr Osius helped to put him in some contacts that were a game chang... er for him and our family. It made it possible for him to graduate from CSU and just enjoy life. Thanks Dr Osius!!! Amazing staff!!!
- Jan. 08, 2024
Great personal eye exams by excellent doctors and a wonderful office staff.
- Jan. 05, 2024
My provider for over a decade, happy to drive 30+ minutes for an appointment
- Dec. 12, 2023
Dr. Osius is so kind and personable. He always gives you all the time you need to get questions and ... concerns addressed. The staff is warm and welcoming. Five plus stars!!!
- Dec. 12, 2023
Everyone at Osius Vision was both thoughtful and thorough. The whole staff made me feel values and c... ared for.
- Dec. 07, 2023
The whole practice is welcoming and caring as well as efficient and dedicated. Very happy with my s... witch.
- Dec. 01, 2023
Staff is friendly & helpful. Dr. Oscious is ALWAYS thorough & exceeds all expectations.
- Nov. 22, 2023
Dr Osius and staff have provided my family and myself. Excellent care over the past several years, a... nd I can't praise them enough!
- Nov. 17, 2023
Everyone in Dr. Osius’ office is kind, helpful and accommodating in whatever my needs are. I high... ly recommend them!

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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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