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Dry Eye Treatment in Midtown

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 Ducklo EyeCare for effective and lasting dry eye relief.

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First Thursday of each month we open at 9:15 a.m.


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 Midtown 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 Midtown

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Hours
  • Monday 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:15 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:15 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday 7:15 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • 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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- Feb. 24, 2024
Good energy, great staff, efficient appointments, well informed doctors who listen. So excited to ha... ve found Ducklo - thanks Dr. Ferro!
- Feb. 22, 2024
Well run office with knowledgeable staff. Seen at appt time and little to no waiting
- Feb. 09, 2024
Loved dr Soloman. Very thorough. I’ll be back.
- Feb. 08, 2024
Winner after winner! Stacked with all stars. The front line has that country charm that is hard to f... ind downtown. My doc, KS Ferro is salt & light. Thank you for helping me friends!
- Feb. 08, 2024
Blair is amazing and makes you feel so comfortable. She was kind and explained everything in detail ... as she was going along. She also gave me the best options for my situation. The entire staff was very nice, caring and professional. Their array of frames are awesome as well. I will not be returning to Visionworks, especially since they had my prescription too strong and that was causing me to have constant headaches!
- Jan. 29, 2024
Wonderful service from the time I walked through the door to the time I left with my glasses. Highly... recommended.
- Jan. 28, 2024
Great staff and excellent results!
- Jan. 25, 2024
10/10 the best eye doctor in Nashville, if your looking for eye care look no further. Everyone in th... e office is super friendly. Dr Ferro is the best!
- Jan. 03, 2024
Very efficient experience and everyone was super nice
- Dec. 30, 2023
Kind and helpful folks who made sure we were comfortable and understood all out of pocket costs. Hig... hly recommend!
- Dec. 21, 2023
I have been a patient for over 40 years and recommended several 100s to him. He is the best and I wi... ll miss him when he retires. He is a wonderful eye doctor!
- Dec. 14, 2023
Tommy Ducklo and his team are incredible. Great customer service and made it easy to understand opti... ons and get the right eye care.
- Dec. 07, 2023
Great eye care, friendly, knowledgeable, thorough!
- Nov. 29, 2023
The staff was friendly and helpful. I appreciated the time they took with my 6yo daughter to explain... and ask for consent ahead of anything they did. They made the experience fun for her and eased her fears. We left with answers and a daughter who isn’t afraid of the eye doctor. Thank you!
- Nov. 23, 2023
awesome people!
- Nov. 23, 2023
They are very professional
- Nov. 12, 2023
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- Nov. 06, 2023
Everyone was very friendly and the doctor was very good at explaining everything to me.
- Oct. 29, 2023
Dr. Soloman is wonderful and very helpful! She listened to me and assisted me in understanding my vi... sion updates.
- Oct. 26, 2023
Wonderful experience! All the staff was exceptional!

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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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