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Dry Eye Treatment in Lake City

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 Broome Eye Care & Optical 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 Lake City 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. 08, 2024
Best optometrist on the planet
- Jun. 01, 2024
Broome Eyecare is awesome!
- May. 13, 2024
Dr. Broome was very kind and courteous as were all of his staff. Great place to have my eyes examin... ed!
- May. 08, 2024
I'm a veteran so instead of making me wait 6-9 months the VA out sourced me to this business. I had... lots of paperwork I just kept putting off, but it turned out they said don't worry we have it all on the computer and I just had to mark a few places and sign it. Such a relief for me. Also I didn't have to pay at this time, also a relief!! I make monthly payments to the VA and it is all taken care of. 😀
- Dec. 28, 2023
My wife and daughter started going to Dr. Broome (Mrs. Kimberly) earlier this year. They liked her s... o much I started going there as well. They have a clean facility and a large variety of designer prescription & prescription sunglasses. I just saw Dr. Broome(Mr. Frank) for the first time today. He was great. Very thorough, professional, & down to earth. I drive 1.5 hours round trip to see them and it's worth every minute. Thank you Dr. Broome for your help today! You're the best!
- Jun. 16, 2023
Great place, professional and clean atmosphere. The doctors are very personable and precise. The gen... tleman who orders the glasses is a very nice guy. They also recommended me to Pack Fitness Online training for a good weight loss platform!
- May. 07, 2023
Very friendly staff and great doctor would recommend this clinic to anyone
- Apr. 19, 2023
Wonderful staff, everyone was helpful & kind. Service was effective & thorough! I was super comforta... ble, the frames are all so nice, variety collections & brands. I will definitely be going again & again. Thank you broome eye care 🙂
- Mar. 04, 2023
This was a fantastic first visit. Top of the line equipment run by first class staff. Doctor Kimberl... y Broome was classy, charismatic, and very intelligent. Thank you for this view I have today. God Bless!
- Jan. 05, 2023
My 90 year old mother was seen by Dr. Frank Broome today. He was very kind, considerate and through.... All of his staff were extremely friendly and worked so well with my mother who is in a wheelchair. I was extremely pleased with their professionalism and kindness.
- Jun. 26, 2022
Everyone there has always been great. The staff is very knowledgeable, all have very pleasant person... alities and very professional.
- Oct. 08, 2021
They had some issues with the lenses for my sunglasses due to the lab and no fault of their own. Wes... ley stayed on top of it and communicated with me through the whole process. I am 100% satisfied and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
- Sep. 23, 2021
Super nice staff! Awesome doctor. I enjoyed the entire eye exam experience, Will be back 🙂
- Jun. 22, 2021
Phenomenal overall experience! Great doctors, awesome staff, and exceptional quality selection of fr... ames. The office was also very clean.
- Apr. 08, 2021
Friendly staff and top notch Dr
- Mar. 26, 2021
I have worn glasses since I was 12yrs old, I have had many experiences with different eyeglass docto... rs, Dr. Broome and his staff are, hands down the finest experience to date, Thank you for your attentive and cheerful interaction I love my new eyes and will definitely re waacommend you to my friends and family, Thanks again
- Mar. 23, 2021
Very humble and down to earth Dr! Great experience! Highly recommended!
- Jan. 12, 2021
My experience at Broome Eye Care was outstanding. Dr. Broome and his entire staff were very profess... ional and my appointment was efficient and right on time which I appreciated. Regarding their selections of frames and lenses, my expectations were exceeded as both my wife and I found new glasses that we like very much. Having an outstanding optometrist with a central location in Lake City is a real plus to our family. I highly recommend Broome Eye Care and Optical!
- Sep. 14, 2020
Very satisfied I would recommend this place to anyone very friendly and helpful
- Jan. 17, 2020
I am sad to say my new insurance is no longer accepted here, but regardless I got into a jam and the... staff still supported me and resolved my situation. I am still in the process of finding new care, but the office staff was still there for me.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Lake City

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  • 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 - 2:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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