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Dry Eye Treatment in Paris

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 Harrison Eye Clinic 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 Paris 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 Paris

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Hours
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 09, 2023
Great service and a friendly atmosphere
- Nov. 06, 2023
We made the switch from a local giant chain store vision center and the difference is phenomenal! I ... feel we get so much better personalized care at Harrison Eye Clinic. Not only that, but the store vision center told me my son’s insurance wouldn’t pay for his glasses and I would have to pay 100% out of pocket. I made him an appointment at Harrison’s and insurance paid 100%! I was not a penny out of pocket! Dr. Harrison as well as Dr. Anderson are both very sweet and kind. You can tell they truly love their job. They are both also wonderful with pediatric patients.
- Oct. 12, 2023
I’m a new patient here and they were super great! My trial contacts were not comfortable on me so ... I had called they got me in 2 days later to come back and Harrison was AMAZING! She knew exactly what was wrong and got it taken care of!! They are very good and very helpful!! I highly recommend them!
- Sep. 01, 2023
Very satisfied!
- Jul. 28, 2023
Fantastic staff and a great Dr. They always take care of me. Best eye Dr in the state.
- Jul. 10, 2023
The staff was very professional, but also, personable and friendly. The office was very clean and fr... esh looking.
- Mar. 25, 2023
Great friendly service
- Mar. 23, 2023
Great place , great atmosphere. Dr Harrison is great as well as her staff. I have never had a bad ex... perience here.
- Mar. 06, 2023
Dr. Harrison is wonderful. By far my best experience with an eye doctor. Love the staff!
- Mar. 05, 2023
I like getting all the reminders they send. At my age, I NEED THAT! I can't remember a whole year ... in advance. I like the insurance verification they do ahead of time. It's a very well run place full of competent and friendly people.
- Jan. 09, 2023
Love this place. My kids love this place. Win win for both.
- Sep. 15, 2022
Everyone is kind and so pleasant. They never hesitate to be helpful or serve others
- Sep. 14, 2022
Have always received excellent care here
- Aug. 28, 2022
Love my eye care team
- Aug. 27, 2022
Dr Harrison is awesome and so is Sue. 🙂
- Aug. 22, 2022
Best place to get eyecare in Paris...and beyond!
- Aug. 21, 2022
Best service we have received in a while. Nice staff and doctor. Very helpful.
- Jul. 19, 2022
Everyone is so nice and caring at Harrison Eye Clinic. Would recommend them highly!
- Jul. 06, 2022
Best eye clinic in Paris. The staff is amazing here
- Nov. 24, 2020
I absolutely loved the service and options. Without a doubt I will be a returning patient and custom... er 🥰

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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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