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Dry Eye Treatment in Lions Head Condos

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 Vision 1st Nashville 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 Lions Head Condos 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 Lions Head Condos

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
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Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 26, 2024
The staff was very friendly!
- Feb. 06, 2024
This is THE place for exceptional eye care. They truly love what they do! I've never seen better.
- Dec. 06, 2023
Excellent quality glasses and many stylish frames to choose from!!
- Oct. 20, 2023
The lady that helped me was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
- Sep. 16, 2023
STAFF WAS GREAT! THANKS
- Aug. 24, 2023
I am very happy with Vision 1st. For some reason, my insurance network mainly covers big vision chai... ns with poor reviews. Then, I found this place. Dr. Hoover is extremely knowledgeable and a self-proclaimed eye nerd. All the staff were friendly and personable. They did not keep me waiting. I have never had vision problems, but I am looking forward to getting my first pair of glasses. The assistant helped me choose between about 10 options covered by my insurance. I know they will stand behind them and adjust them to my liking. My only complaint is that it's hard to get into the shopping plaza due to traffic.
- Jul. 12, 2023
I needed an emergency repair for eyeglasses another eyeglass store wouldn't and couldn't fix. These ... guys fixed them on the spot and didn't charge me even though I confessed I didn't buy the glasses there! These folks restored some of my faith in humanity. You should give them a chance!
- Jun. 17, 2023
Have been with Vision 1st for a very long time. I highly recommend them for your eye care needs.
- Apr. 24, 2023
Outstanding customer service by the optician. Very impressed with the selection they provided for m... y glasses. Was able to pick up my glasses within a week.
- Apr. 18, 2023
Polite and professional staff, Dr Hoover is great. Will definitely be back!
- Apr. 14, 2023
Dr. Ferro is so friendly and kind, I felt very comfortable here and that my eye exam was very thorou... gh. I expressed my anxiety with some of the eye tests they perform and the nurse went slowly with me and made it quick and painless. After my visit Dr. Ferro even sent me a handwritten thank you card! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for an ophthalmologist in Nashville, actually looking forward to my next eye exam for the first time!
- Mar. 25, 2023
Dr. Hoover and the staff were amazing. highly recommend. . One of the best experiences I’ve ever ... had.
- Mar. 24, 2023
Had to get a new eye prescription, and the staff from beginning to end was quick, efficient, friendl... y, and made it such an easy experience.
- Feb. 27, 2023
Impeccable customer service, above and beyond. Thank you!
- Feb. 17, 2023
Customer Service is excellent!
- Jan. 24, 2023
Highly recommend Vision 1st! This was my first eye exam since moving to TN and turns out I’ve had ... undiagnosed astigmatisms and I’ve been to the eye doctor every year since I was 8!! The new lenses to correct this have been life changing! I can now see at night driving and don’t feel myself squinting anymore which I began to think was normal!! Dr. Stinnett and the whole team were so thorough and accommodating throughout my whole visit! I can’t wait for my new glasses to come in!
- Dec. 22, 2022
The entire office staff is amazing to work with and pleasant. My glasses prescription was spot on...... keep up the good work Vision 1st Nashville!!
- Dec. 12, 2022
Dr James Hoover was very professional and I was in and out in a timely manner.
- Dec. 09, 2022
Friendly staff and excellent care. The doctor was thoughtful and explained details thoroughly. The s... taff was super helpful in resolving a small issue during my appointment last year.
- Nov. 30, 2022
Top notch professionals at all levels in the staff. Claire works miracles with the glasses providers... for their clients

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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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