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Dry Eye Treatment in St. Peters

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 Crown Vision Center - St. Peters 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 St. Peters 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 St. Peters

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Metlife
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 19, 2023
Friendly and professional!!
- Oct. 27, 2023
Great service, great lens and lots of frames to choose from. Fast turn around to get glasses back. ... I keep coming back!
- Sep. 10, 2023
I brought my mom with dementia and the girls and the dr couldn’t have been better with her. Thank ... you for your patience and caring of her! My husband and I will start coming here!
- Sep. 08, 2023
Just fine
- Sep. 01, 2023
John & girls were awesome
- Aug. 23, 2023
I think the receptionist was having a rough day. Other than that the rest of the staff was very kind... and efficient. Doctor L definitely knows what he is doing and my eye power is on point! I recommend highly!
- Jun. 04, 2023
Efficient and effective staff at the St. Peters, MO, office.
- May. 20, 2023
Excellent friendly staff great selection of frames, doctor was super nice and friendly, got my glass... es in 7 days
- May. 18, 2023
Great group of people that are very easy to work with.
- Apr. 26, 2023
Got three of the boys annual vision checked today. Booked the appointment online this morning and gl... asses ordered this evening. Quick and professional!
- Apr. 25, 2023
I haven't had an eye exam in many years. I called to make an appointment with Crown Vision and they ... got me in the very next day, going over insurance and paper work was quick and easy. But not as easy as the exam! Their Optician Anne was so wonderful and helpful, extreamly efficient and professional. I was seen by Dr. John Konopik and he was great, extreamly imformative and explained everything step by step, you can tell this team really cares about their work and patient care. Thanks again !!
- Jan. 25, 2023
Patient and friendly staff. Very informative and helpful to me. Exam and waiting area was clean and ... neat.
- Jan. 22, 2023
All staff and the Doctor were wonderful!
- Oct. 20, 2022
Staff very professional & friendly -assistance with obtaining lens for my frames went well & receive... d within a week. Very satisfied with services received & would highly recommend, thanks!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Oct. 09, 2022
Good prescription
- Sep. 15, 2022
Your staff and Doc were great! Perfect fit every time! Love your place I travel far to visit your st... ore! So helpful everyone is
- Sep. 11, 2022
Great experience from start to finish.
- Apr. 25, 2022
The Dr. is great and the staff are very helpful. My son had his annual appt. and found out he has a... stigma Tim’s in each eye, so he had to get his first pair of glasses. The staff was very helpful during this process, and made it very easy.
- Apr. 16, 2022
I needed a new pair of glasses and just walked in to check out frames. I was told where to look and... let someone know if I needed help. I spent my time trying on various frames and then narrowed them down to 2. I asked the doctor for a recommendation and then talked to a technician to get pricing and measurements. I was told it would take 2 weeks to get my glasses but
- Feb. 19, 2022
I would definitely recommend Crown Vision Center to all of my Family and Friends. They were Helpful,... Knowledgeable and Friendly. When you are a person living with a disability there are many times you don't get treated with dignity and respect. They provided me with great customer service as well as all the above despite what they saw. Way to go Crown Vision!

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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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