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Dry Eye Treatment in Tucson

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 Alvernon Optical - Campbell 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 Tucson 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 Tucson

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Davis Vision
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 16, 2024
Great experience.
- Jan. 22, 2024
Everyone is so friendly and caring. Always have a great experience when I go in there an they have ... really nice frames.
- Dec. 24, 2023
Very good experience. A very helpful and professional staff.
- Nov. 25, 2023
Friendly and helpful staff!
- Nov. 15, 2023
Knowledgeable, quick, and friendly service from everyone here. Also, they had frames and lenses tha... t were completely covered by my insurance, so I didn't have to pay out-of-pocket. Thank you!
- Nov. 11, 2023
Quick and painless! Attentive staff and knowledgeable doctor!
- Oct. 31, 2023
I was referred here by a friend because they said their experience was amazing. My expectations were... high and they did not disappoint! They have an amazing team, seamless process, great selection of frames, and an added sprinkle of above and beyond-ness from Guillermo!
- Oct. 31, 2023
Helpful and Responsive
- Oct. 29, 2023
I went to the Campbell location for a prescription checkup and am very happy with my experience. Aft... er my appointment with Dr. Tetrault, who was very kind, I was shown some frame options while my current pair were adjusted and cleaned. The options were reasonably priced but I was not pressured to buy anything like I have been at other optical offices. I was able to get a copy of my updated prescription and paid about $70 for an out-of-pocket/uninsured standard eye appointment (no contacts). If you need an easy eye appointment, especially a standard yearly update, I recommend Alvernon Optical!
- Oct. 25, 2023
Best experience! Helpful, friendly staff. Knowledgeable caring Dr. (which seems to be a hard thing ... to find these days) I will be a long time customer from now on.
- Oct. 22, 2023
Best eye exam and new glasses experience I have ever had! Well done and Thank You....
- Oct. 11, 2023
First time I walked in, I got an appointment for a week later and a recommendation for someone who r... epaired my broken Titanium glasses that same day.
- Sep. 23, 2023
Great experience. Highly recommend Dr.Tetrault to anyone looking for a new eye doctor. The staff is ... also very welcoming and knowledgeable.
- Sep. 19, 2023
A very kind doctor and a friendly staff.
- Sep. 17, 2023
Dr Tetrault provides excellent care and has a very comforting and warm disposition too. I’ve tried... other Ophthalmologists over the years but came back to his office because he provides the best service.
- Sep. 10, 2023
I recently had 2 very disappointing experiences with the place I've been going to since 2016. I wan... ted a second opinion & found that Dr. Tetrault was still practicing! (I used to go to Dr. Tetrault over 15 years ago.) He's just how I remebered; very patient, calm, & took the time to help me understand my eye issues. He's a doctor who actually listens! The staff are very kind, empathetic, & helpful. The optician, Guillermo is very knowledgeable & is skilled in his craft. I'm so glad this place and doctor are still around! Needless to say, I will not be going back to the other place again.
- Aug. 29, 2023
Friendly and knowledgeable team.
- Aug. 24, 2023
Highly recommend! The staff were so friendly and incredibly kind. Dr. Tetrault was very genuine in o... ur interaction, funny, and took the time to help me understand my vision changes.
- Aug. 10, 2023
Friendly staff and doctor! Clean and comfortable office.
- Jul. 20, 2023
Calm, kind, competent staff! A wonderful place where you feel cared for.

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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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