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Dry Eye Treatment in Orland Park

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

(708) 349-9327

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 Wear Eyewear - Orland Park 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 Orland Park 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 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. 24, 2024
Dr. Jones is AWESOME - very knowledgeable, passionate about what he does and kind
- Jun. 08, 2024
Great service!
- Jun. 07, 2024
This is actually a 6 star review. Outstanding! I dropped in to have two pair of sunglasses nose pie... ces replaced. I was blown away by the amazing attitude that the extremely friendly workers had. Especially the worker behind the desk that worked on my sunglasses. Selection of glasses are excellent pricing is some of the best I've ever seen. Mindset and operation of how this business is ran #1 Incredibly clean... You will be treated very well here. Thank you for your help n service. Will be back.
- May. 27, 2024
Dr. Jordan Jones is remarkable at what he does. He immediately puts you at ease and answers all ques... tions in a manner you fully understand. I am to see him in 6 months and I am actually looking forward to the appointment,
- May. 23, 2024
I am long time patient and Dr. Jones is the greatest.
- Nov. 28, 2023
My family and I have been having our eyes checked here for the last several years and it is hands do... wn the best optometrist experience we have ever had. Independent, clean, courteous, personable and professional.
- Oct. 13, 2023
Dr. Jones is awesome. I have an array of complicated health issues and it's always hard finding a ph... ysician that gets it. Dr. Jones gets it and makes you feel comfortable the whole experience. He was very thorough and understanding of my issues, making the visit a pleasant one. I don't gush for anybody, so this means a lot. I have had so many bad experiences in healthcare, but that never happened here. My vision can change frequently due to neuro issues and Dr. Jones has always found the right balance to help me get through this evolving condition. Thanks so much for everything.
- Oct. 10, 2023
I would highly recommend Wear Eyewear! Just had my first eye exam with Dr. Jones and he was super in... formative and provided great options for contacts and glasses. The staff was very friendly and was the best experience I have ever had at an eye center.
- Aug. 04, 2023
We are new patients and loved the atmosphere as soon as we walked in. My 5yo was due for a check up,... and Dr. Jones was the Patch Adams of Optometrists.
- Jun. 05, 2023
My husband and I have both seen Dr. Jones for several years. We cannot recommend him highly enough! ... He genuinely cares about his patients and is excited to explain the findings of his tests and the changes since the last visit. He makes a point of understanding the patients needs based on their lifestyle. He doesn’t try to sell glasses if they are not needed. And he is very personable! Thanks
- Jul. 06, 2022
Dr. Jones is great, he is super thorough, friendly & explains things in detail. The front desk staff... is also very helpful & pleasant, I had to reschedule my appointment twice and they were very accommodating. Definitely recommend!
- Apr. 23, 2022
Dr. Jordan is the best! I drive quite a distance to see him and every visit reminds me of why I do. ... Dr. Jordan is informative, helpful, and most importantly, friendly!
- Mar. 30, 2022
My eye insurance changed and nobody local to me took the new insurance. My son (same insurance) reco... mmended Wear. He recommended Dr. Jones specifically. I saw Dr. Graff for my initial visit and then Dr. Jones for a follow-up visit. Office staff was very friendly, Dr. Graff was very efficient and fun and Dr. Jones took the time to review my new glasses v old glasses and gave me options on adjusting to the new script. I felt VERY comfortable and well cared-for and cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you!
- Jan. 16, 2022
I’ve been seeing Dr. Jones for over 10 years. He has a way of making you feel like you’re the mo... st important patient. I love the high-tech equipment that he uses to provide a thorough exam and that he explains everything to me in a way that makes sense. I’m severely near sighted And he always makes sure I understand what we’re talking about and that my vision is corrected in a way that I like. The office is small and everyone is really friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Wear Eyewear. Oh! I forgot to mention they have an amazing selection frames. They range from basic to high-end brand names like Channel and Gucci plus a lot more.
- Nov. 17, 2021
My whole family looks forward to seeing Dr Jordan every year. He always remembers our names and hist... ory, what we enjoy to do on our spare time and makes us feel very comfortable in his office. He explains everything with comparisons and examples, and we leave knowing a little more about how eyes work ever year. The rest of the team is very helpful and have been there for years as well, they remember our tastes in frames and are very quick and knowledgeable with insurance questions.
- Jun. 02, 2021
I walked in for a screw for my glasses and they just fixed it in 2mins. Really nice people. Would go... here for any future needs for my glasses or new glasses
- Oct. 15, 2020
I can tell Dr Jones loves his job, and that makes him a great eye doctor in my book. His enthusiasti... c explanations of how the eye works and what he’s looking for are very detailed yet easy to understand. The kids like him too, he puts them at ease with his sense of humor. I’ve been seeing him for years and recommended him to many of my family and friends.
- May. 18, 2020
Dr Jones is the most knowledgeable and patient doctor i have ever been to. I have been visiting eye ... doctors for the past 24 years and have never had a doctor who genuinely cares and is thorough in his exams as well as taking the time to explain everything to the patient. Everyone needs to quit going wherever you are currently going and come here!!!
- Feb. 05, 2020
I can't express enough, how great this Doctor is. My wife has been with him for years but I never h... ad much need for an eye doctor, I just got my eye exam & glasses from one of those national chains. But recently I had a scary issue that I felt needed the attention of a Eye Dr that could maybe go more in depth and that has all the necessary medical equipment. So this was the place based on what my wife told me. And I couldn't of been more satisfied with Dr.Jordan Jones. I was thoroughly impressed with the procedures done and the careful explaining he did for me. He made 100% sure I understood everything clearly and why the...how, what, when, why, was happening to me. When I was done with my visit I felt like I had a complete optical education tailored for my learning ability. He's referring me to a specialist now and of course he walked me through that process of what to expect from them and what they will probably do for me. Dr. Jones is just one of those human beings that has a really good energy about him.
- Jan. 18, 2020
Dr Jordan is incredibly funny and helpful and kind!!! He is also very knowledgeable and explains eve... rything thoroughly. The whole staff was very nice and patient. They have tons of glasses to choose from, and even the cheapest price frames (which I got) look very cute. I definitely would recommend this place to anyone and everyone, especially if you need to have a vision exam done.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Orland Park

Our optometry practice in Orland Park

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • EyeMed
  • VSP
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • Spectera
  • Davis Vision
  • Blue Cross
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicare

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(708) 349-9327