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Dry Eye Treatment in Raytown

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 Advanced EyeCare - Raytown 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 Raytown 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 Raytown

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 20, 2023
I am visiting from Dallas for the CHIEFS/eagles game and forgot my contact lenses! I had my Rx email... ed to me and they gave me some contacts! Total lifesavers! True compassionate customer service. If I lived in the area…I would definitely use Advanced Eyecare- Raytown. Thank you guys so much for saving me! Go CHIEFS!
- Aug. 31, 2023
I've been going to Advance EyeCare for years, since I was 18. I'm 28 now. Each Doctor has provided e... xceptional care. The Staff has always been friendly and I appreciate how effecient they are while never skimping on their quality of care. I would always recommend.
- Jul. 28, 2023
I recently switched optometrists and couldn’t be happier with advanced eye care in Raytown. Everyo... ne in the office, from Dr. Katie, Ebony, and front desk staff, is so kind, informative, helpful. Truly top notch care. Highly recommend!
- Jun. 14, 2023
Was referred here by my girlfriend and was not disappointed. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Jessi... ca at the front desk was so sweet and Ebony was very helpful and honest helping me pick out a pair of glasses that looked right on my face. Great experience!
- Mar. 06, 2023
I am so in love with this doctor Miss Julie who helped my son 10 years old calm down so we can get e... ye drops he was very nervous she was very accommodating nice and friendly and child friendly and I just love this place and I love her thank you so much advance eyecare
- Jan. 31, 2023
I've been to several different places. This is by FAR the best. The are ALL so informative and they ... make you feel incredibly comfortable. I'll never go to another eyecare while I'm I'm this area!!
- Nov. 10, 2022
Excellent customer service! Everyone is so awesome!!
- Sep. 01, 2022
A great experience! From the time I walked through the door until I left. Each person was so attenti... ve and caring. Dr. Julie in two words. AWESOME and THOROUGH! Love this place.
- Feb. 15, 2022
From the moment I walked in, I felt very comfortable. The Staff is friendly, full of smiles and Grea... t Service. Dr. Julie Absolutely Amazing!!! 💯 This place is "Life Changing" ...... They take the time to make sure your Eyewear is CORRECT! #1, HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place. Thank you So much advance eyecare, it's been years since I have felt so at ease. Recently bought more Eyewear and I TRULY must say Advanced Eyecare has a Customer for Life!! I'll be with them a year in January 🥰❤️🥰
- Nov. 12, 2021
I can never say enough good things about this office! I have been going to the eye doctor for over ... 40 years. Dr. Krause is the bomb! I have never had anyone sit and explain every detail with plastic eyeball parts and pictures and diagrams and internet information like she does. They are consistently courteous! They have gotten me in ASAP when we felt like it was an emergency with my retina history. LOVE it here!!
- Oct. 04, 2021
It had been a while since I went to an eye place with such courtesy, I love the attention I received... and the professionalism.
- Jul. 22, 2021
Hi Rusty, and office staff too. Great place, knowledgeable, professional, but very cordial. Everythi... ng posted about this office is true. Amazing experience, love my glasses too! 🤓
- Jul. 20, 2021
Dr Julie is the bomb! She really cared I left with the right products to fit my needs. Rusty is supe... r lovely- very customer focused, so sweet and very good at communicating everything. FIVE star service all around! Highly recommend!
- Jun. 16, 2021
Dr. Julie is awesome! She was pleasant, personable, thorough, and patient with all of my questions a... nd concerns. She is an exemplary healthcare provider, and I recommend her without reservation.
- Mar. 04, 2021
Excellent service, super nice staff, always takes extra special care and they’re very courteous. V... ery clean and cautious during the pandemic. They wait for you at the door, open the door for you so you don’t have to touch anything, they take your temp and give you antibacterial hand sanitizer before you come in and sit down. And they only scheduled people spread out so there was no more than two people in the waiting room at a time. They cleaned down all of their equipment while I was still there and right after I used it. I've been having a lot of problems with my vision, allergies, dry eyes amongst other things and they were very generous with different samples so I could try some drops and contacts out before they confirmed my prescription or before I would actually have to pay for it. They were waiting at the door when I was done open the door for me so I could walk out without having to touch it as well.
- Dec. 01, 2020
If you want an unbeatable experience, look no further than Dr. Julie! She is knowledgeable and wonde... rful all around. Let me tell you a quick story about some contacts she recommended for me and how they already proved to be an upgrade after having them for just a couple of weeks! I was playing indoor soccer as a Goalkeeper and the ball was kicked at me from about four yards away and it hit me square in the eye. I saved it and when ref asked if I was okay and I said that it would have hurt more if the ball went in. But my contact miraculously stayed in! There chance that would have happened with my old contacts. Thank you so much to Dr. Julie and her team! Book your appointment at Advanced Eyecare today!
- Sep. 24, 2020
I live 2minutes from this office and my lens popped out my frames mid-workday while cleaning them (... I haven't had these frames for more than 2wks) and I panicked because my Optometrist is all the way in Overland Park, KS. I immediately drove to this location on a prayer and pocket full of hope that they could fix my frames and they did! Thank you so much to the Ladies at the front desk who assisted me and whoever fixed my frames inside. This office is close to home, so I will be switching my family to this office based on location and my experience with them. True lifesavers and I look forward to doing business with you all! Thank you again!
- Mar. 16, 2020
Dr. L was amazing! And Jennifer was very nice and helpful when picking out my glasses! Would recomme... nd.
- Mar. 06, 2020
Audrey is patient, gave plenty of information, personable, and I would recommend anyone that has ins... urance to come here!
- Mar. 05, 2020
Extremely patient and very helpful.

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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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