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Spotting the Signs of Dry Eye

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Understanding the Symptoms

Dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and its symptoms can vary in severity. It's crucial to recognize the signs of dry eye early to seek appropriate treatment and improve your eye health and comfort.

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Common Symptoms to Look Out For

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Experiencing dry eye symptoms can greatly affect your daily life and overall health. These symptoms can disrupt your work, hobbies, and even your ability to carry out everyday tasks comfortably.

The constant discomfort and distraction caused by these symptoms can lower your productivity and overall quality of life. 

Here are common signs that may indicate dry eye syndrome:

  • Dryness:
    A persistent sensation of dryness, grittiness, or eye irritation.
  • Itching:
    Frequent itching or a burning sensation in and around the eyes.
  • Redness:
    Bloodshot or red eyes, often accompanied by discomfort.·
  • Excessive Tearing:
    Paradoxically, your eyes may produce more tears as a response to dryness, leading to watery eyes.
  • Blurry Vision:
    Vision may become temporarily blurred, particularly when reading or using digital screens.
  • Light Sensitivity:
    Increased sensitivity to light, known as photophobia.
  • Foreign Body Sensation:
    Feeling as though something is in your eye.
  • Eye Fatigue:
    Increased eye fatigue, especially during prolonged periods of reading, screen time, or other visually demanding tasks.

Ignoring dry eye symptoms can lead to worsening discomfort and potential complications. Chronic dry eye can damage the eye's surface and increase the risk of eye infections, scarring, and vision loss. Seeking professional guidance if you're experiencing any of these symptoms is crucial.


Dry Eye Diagnosis and Expert Care

When you choose Wear Eyewear - Orland Park for your dry eye care, you benefit from our expertise in comprehensive diagnosis. We understand that your unique health history and lifestyle can affect your dry eye differently, which is why we practice personalized care tailored to you. Our approach includes:

  • In-Depth Eye Exams

    During a comprehensive eye exam, we evaluate your eyelids, eye surface, and your complete health history and lifestyle to identify potential underlying causes of dry eyes.

  • Tear Assessment

    We conduct a detailed assessment of your tears, measuring their volume and quality. This assessment helps us identify any deficiencies in tear quantity or quality, crucial factors in dry eye diagnosis.

  • Tear Breakup Time

    Using advanced techniques like tear breakup time measurement, we identify specific areas of your eyes where tears may evaporate more rapidly. This information aids in tailoring your treatment plan.

  • Specialized Dry Eye Test: Schirmer Test

    This test involves placing blotting test paper strips on the lower eyelids to measure tear production over a specific time. It helps determine the volume of tears your eyes produce.

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- 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.
- Dec. 19, 2018
The staffs suggested me the best in my cases instead to wear a eye glasses they give a chance to wea... r a contact lens for make me feel much comfortable..

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Dry Eyes 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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Consult Our Dry Eye Experts

At Wear Eyewear - Orland Park, our experienced eye care specialists are ready to help you find relief from dry eye symptoms. We understand these symptoms' impact on your daily life and are committed to improving your eye health and comfort.

Contact us to schedule an appointment and discuss your dry eye symptoms. Let's work together to find the most suitable treatment and enhance your quality of life.

(708) 349-9327