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Dry Eye Treatment in Dunedin

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 AccuVision 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 Dunedin 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 Dunedin

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Hours
  • Monday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Sep. 21, 2023
Definitely highly recommend Dr Tupps and staff.
- Sep. 12, 2023
A great experience, much more personable than the assembly line places. Quality products and staff....
- Sep. 11, 2023
Excellent evaluation & glasses were outstanding. The staff very friendly & knowledgeable. Love this ... group.
- Aug. 26, 2023
The selection of frames is very good. Best of all, the staff is always friendly and everyone greet... s you with a smile.
- Aug. 25, 2023
Your staff is always ready with a smile and helpful attitude!
- Aug. 18, 2023
very friendly & professional doctor and staff
- Aug. 16, 2023
Best optical purchase experience I ever had. No pressure, just helpful, and very knowledgable and fr... iendly staff. Will gladly go back!
- Aug. 16, 2023
Wonderful experience. The staff was very kind and extremely helpful as I practiced putting contacts ... in for the first time
- Aug. 13, 2023
Friendly, efficient, effective
- Aug. 05, 2023
Always a great experience each year with my annual eye exam. Staff is always friendly and professio... nal. I feel that my eyes are under exceptional care with Dr. Tupps.
- Aug. 03, 2023
Great service and great experience.
- Jul. 19, 2023
Dr Tupps and the staff at AccuVision Optical are top notch!
- May. 26, 2023
Wonderful and accurate eye care. Great selection, and an overall great experience. I walked out with... mich needed reading,driving, and sun glasses 😁
- Apr. 12, 2023
Both doctors, front desk and staff are excellent. Second year as a patient and very happy!
- Jan. 20, 2023
Great service. Friendly staff. Definitely would contact office for any future needs.
- Oct. 27, 2022
I was very impressed with everything about Accuvision Optical in Dunedin. The staff is very profess... ional and the doctor's credentials are excellent. Very friendly and helpful. A great find!
- Jul. 12, 2022
Very impressed with AccuVision's staff! Everyone was very friendly and answered any questions, wheth... er it was for eye health or any doubts about prescription. The tech, Jonathan I think, was very helpful and kind and the Doctor I saw, Dr. Zacharopoulos, was very thorough, explained everything, and made great conversation! The office staff was very kind as well, and made the effort to ensure everything was correct and any contacts rebates were accounted for. One of the staff, Tess I believe, when I called back to order colored lenses was very helpful and checked stock and shipping options so I could have the lenses exactly when I need them. Less important, but also the office itself was nice, clean, and quaint. Very good vibes all around, so all in all, very impressed. Thanks so much team! 🙂
- Jun. 20, 2022
Look no further, your search is over! My wife and I we're quite impressed with everyone at this offi... ce and would recommend them over any other place in town. They answered any and all questions we had and never felt rushed during our exams. Very good "attention to details", I guess, would best describe our encounter with this office. We will definitely be back and have already recommended our brother to them and they took care of him last minute due to him having a piece of debris in his eye. Class act place with class act people!!! See you soon when our glasses are ready!
- Jun. 14, 2022
Fantastic service overall. Doctor Z did a great job. Will return!
- Jun. 03, 2022
Stopped by Accuvision Optical on Main street in Dunedin today without an appointment to see if they ... could repair my 90 year old mother's eyeglasses. The receptionist was busy helping another client so I had the pleasure of having Michael appear from down the hall to help me. He was most courteous and did not hesitate to stop what he was doing to put my mom's glasses back together ( the tiniest screw had fallen out of the front that keeps the sides connected to the lenses). I gave him the glasses in a pile and he was back in a flash with them repaired, and he even replaced the nose pieces at no charge. Top notch service with a genuine smile, thank you again Michael for your help today.

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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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