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Dry Eye Treatment in City Park West

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 Eyes Of The World - City Park West 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 City Park West 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 City Park West

Our optometry practice in City Park West

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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 Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- May. 13, 2024
I really appreciate the comfortable environment Eyes of the World provides. They also don't pressure... you into buying contacts or glasses from them. But I recommend you do. They do a great job. There is a good selection of frames and had options that didn't break the bank. They did recommend a higher end contact, but also gave me options to lower cost ones.
- May. 05, 2024
Had a great time. Impressed by your facility and staff. Very confident that I received excellent dia... gnosis and treatment.
- May. 04, 2024
My husband and I had the best experience at "Eyes of The World". Being a Denverite I used to walk do... wn your streets from school and I was raised in City Park West. My husband 's roots are in Denver, and he loved the comfortable feel of a historic building and the motif. We will highly recommend Eyes of The World, you have the best professionals, kind staff, and knowledgeable staff as well. Thank you "Eyes of The World".
- Apr. 22, 2024
Great service
- Mar. 29, 2024
Great place to get your eyes checked. The doctors and staff really show that they care about their ... patients and they have a really wide selection of glasses in all different styles and prices ranges.
- Mar. 27, 2024
i’ve been coming to this eyes of the world location for 3+ years for eye exams, and every visit is... an all-around great experience. super friendly & patient staff who take the time to answer all of my questions, a fun & informative glasses buying experience, plus a cool office 🙂
- Mar. 18, 2024
Best eye doctors & staff I've ever encountered over my 35 years of wearing glasses! The best!
- Mar. 15, 2024
Very attentive, professional & welcoming staff
- Mar. 01, 2024
I always have very friendly experiences at Eyes of the World and feel that they take good care of me... and my eyes. (My only suggestion is that you take a minute or two to answer your reviewers individually, not just cutting and pasting the same message.)
- Feb. 27, 2024
The entire staff here are amazing. Great attitude and most importantly very transparent about what m... y vision insurance could cover. It's very helpful when the staff are honest because it helps me make informed decisions about my exams and my eye materials.
- Feb. 17, 2024
Wonderful experience. Dr. Lachenman is very professional and helpful. The entire staff was efficient... and provided excellent service.
- Jan. 30, 2024
Great team here! My husband and son see Dr L and I saw Dr K, both of the ladies are excellent at wha... t they do. The exam process was painless and I was relieved they quickly pin pointed my needs. The frame fit staff did a great job getting me through the selection process with glasses that fit me and my needs. Personalized Adjustments when I picked them up to make sure they are the perfect.
- Jan. 25, 2024
Great and consistent experience every time. Love Eyes of the World and Dr. Kamibayashi!
- Jan. 22, 2024
Had a great experience at this clinic. Highly recommend.
- Jan. 11, 2024
Athena was great- she helped me select frames I am very pleased with. I was not looking forward to s... hopping for frames because I can be so picky. She made it a pleasure with her buoyant spirit and great personality... I got a cool pair of Ray Ban frames. She also got me the best price with my benefits, in house benefits and even a rebate from the manufacturer. So for me , it was a highly beneficial experience!
- Jan. 04, 2024
I am impressed with the custy serv at this store. My week old Cutler and Gross frames were fine tune... d perfectly by Christian Fabre in under 5 min. Much luv
- Dec. 24, 2023
I had a great experience here. Short wait, very helpful and informative staff.
- Dec. 17, 2023
Great staff and doctor!!!
- Nov. 02, 2023
I’ve been going to Eyes of the World ever since living in Denver. Really excellent care team here!... Dr. Lachenman is a fantastic optometrist: very thorough, considerate, and clear. I have referred several people to her because she provides such comprehensive care, and she understands the insurance side as well; not all optometrists make sure their patients know about medically necessary contacts if their prescriptions qualify, but Dr. Lachenman is great about this. The rest of the staff are very efficient and friendly people. Optician Jesse Vega is extremely knowledgeable about glasses hardware and lenses, and also great with navigating vision insurance benefits. Overall a very positive care experience.
- Oct. 12, 2023
The whole process, through eye testing to the provision of new product was efficient and 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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