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Age-Related Dry Eye: Causes and Solutions

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Addressing the Challenges of Dry Eyes As We Age

As we age, our bodies undergo various transformations, including changes in our eye health. One common age-related condition that many individuals encounter is dry eye syndrome. Understanding the factors contributing to this condition and how to manage it effectively becomes increasingly crucial as we age.

Dry eye syndrome in older adults often arises from a combination of factors related to aging and other external influences.

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Exploring Age-Related Factors Contributing to Dry Eye

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  • Tear Gland Function

    Our tear gland function may decline as we age, leading to reduced tear production. This decrease in tear volume can result in dryness and discomfort.

  • Environmental Factors

    Seniors may encounter different environmental conditions that exacerbate dry eye symptoms, such as increased indoor heating or air conditioning systems.

  • Medications That Can Cause Dry Eye

    Certain medications commonly prescribed to older adults, such as hypertension tablets, can have side effects that contribute to dry eyes. It's essential to understand how these drugs may impact your eye health.

  • Underlying Medical Conditions

    Age-related health conditions, such as diabetes or autoimmune diseases, can also increase the risk of dry eye syndrome. Managing these conditions is integral to overall eye health.


Patient Reviews
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- Jan. 13, 2024
Amazing Dr's and staff!
- Oct. 06, 2023
Excellent service!
- Sep. 16, 2023
Best optician in Lake of the Ozarks! Been To all the rest, now I have the best.
- Jun. 21, 2023
Great experience! Everyone is friendly and helpful! Making appointment online was easy and convenien... t.
- Jun. 19, 2023
Always great customer service, prices seem to be fair, and Dr. Haley is incredibly knowledgeable. Tw... o years ago I had to be transferred to a specialist about an eye condition. The specialist was so impressed with Dr. Haley that he insisted I didn’t need to return to him and she could monitor the condition. The Lake is fortunate to have her expertise.
- Jun. 15, 2023
Everyone that helped me was so kind and wonderful to work with. They made the whole thing easy, and ... I love the glasses I got! Definitely would recommend them. Also making the appointment was super easy, and online! Thank you to everyone at Eyes on Missouri!
- May. 23, 2023
First Dr Haley is amazing. The best eye Dr. I have ever had. She is very thorough, kind, tells you ... what's going or not going on with your eyes. Thank you for that!! When you walk in the door you are greeted with a kind welcome. Heck everyone is great at the lake. Thank you for your wonderful service. 😊
- May. 04, 2023
Loved all of the options for kids glasses. The staff was friendly and helpful and loved that I coul... d schedule an appointment online.
- Apr. 19, 2023
The best service anyone could ask for. They were very quick to get me and my husband in, dr.haley ga... ve us information on my husband eye condition and even helped with mine. Absolutely the best eye Dr, they also have a very nice variety of glasses frames. All together amazing.
- Apr. 14, 2023
I had a bad chemical get my eye and after flushing it out I wanted to have my eye checked out. I don... 't live at the lake and felt urgent care would not be set up to check my eye. Eyes on Missouri was close so I did a walk in, explained my concerns to the receptionist, she was great and worked me into the schedule.. Dr Haley did a thorough exam and checked my eye. She was great and put my worries to rest. Thank you EOM
- Mar. 24, 2023
Great Doctor (Baley), great staff and great selection of frames and glasses. Very happy with my expe... rience.
- Feb. 24, 2023
Dr Haley is amazing and so is all the staff there! Brought my daughter in for the first time after h... er glasses broke and they were so helpful.
- Feb. 01, 2023
Very friendly!
- Jan. 30, 2023
Great place and friendly staff.
- Jan. 29, 2023
Easy Peasy!! 😛 In and Out!! 😎🤗
- Jan. 11, 2023
Great 1st experience.
- Oct. 02, 2022
I highly recommend this team, the product selection, as well as their professionalism, candor and co... operation. I will continue doing business with them, and have sent 3 additional people there already!
- Sep. 16, 2022
The staff was incredibly friendly & personable & doctor was more thorough than any other eye doctor ... I've ever had! I will definitely come back here for any eye appointments!
- Sep. 13, 2022
Excellent service and amazing staff. Will never go to another eye place again! Example of excellent ... service: My son was rough on his glasses and the store helped fix them when needed and replace them without batting an eye or making my son feel bad.
- Sep. 12, 2022
I had lost my glasses on my move from CA to MO. The ladies were amazing and caring and the lab did a... n excellent job on my progressive lenses better than the pair I had before. Definitely check 🤓 them out. Thanks for all the care ladies 💜

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Eye Comfort Strategies as We Grow Older

Age-related dry eye does not have to be a constant source of discomfort. With the guidance of eye care professionals, seniors can explore various treatment options to alleviate symptoms and improve their quality of life.

  • Customized Treatment Plans

    Eye care specialists can create personalized treatment plans tailored to address the specific needs of seniors with dry eye syndrome.

  • Lifestyle Modifications

    Simple adjustments to daily routines, such as incorporating humidifiers in living spaces or using preservative-free artificial tears, can significantly improve eye comfort.

  • Medication Management

    In cases where medications contribute to dry eye, healthcare providers can explore alternative treatments or adjustments to minimize side effects.

  • Regular Eye Exams

    Routine eye exams are essential for monitoring age-related eye conditions, allowing for early detection and intervention when necessary.


Dry Eyes in Osage Beach

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday By Appointment Only
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • Spectera
  • United Healthcare
  • VSP
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife

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Eyes On Missouri - Osage Beach Prioritizes Your Vision and Comfort

As we journey through life, aging brings changes to our bodies, including our eyes. By understanding the causes and effective management of age-related dry eye, you can enjoy improved eye comfort and clarity, enhancing your well-being in your golden years.

Call Eyes On Missouri - Osage Beach today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam and discuss personalized dry eye strategies.

(573) 693-9530