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Dry Eye Treatment in Centennial

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 EyeCare Consultants 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 Centennial 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 Centennial

Our optometry practice in Centennial

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • Spectera
  • United Healthcare
  • VSP
Patient Reviews
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- Jan. 23, 2023
I have been going to Eyecare Consultants for more than a decade. My experience and the care they pr... ovide is excellent. Appreciate your continued service you provide to the community.
- Jan. 20, 2023
The staff was very helpful and Dr. Diekema was very thorough in the eye exam and making recommendati... ons.
- Dec. 23, 2022
Great customer service from everyone! The doctor was thorough and took her time to answer all my que... stions. I have been going here for several years and will continue.
- Dec. 11, 2022
Professional, fast, efficient
- Nov. 17, 2022
Dr. Claire is patient through the process and really makes sure you get your prescription dialed in.... Way to go Dr. Claire and Thank you!
- Nov. 10, 2022
Very friendly staff.
- Oct. 16, 2022
Great office! They will take their time to listen to your questions. Very thoughtful and professio... nal.
- Oct. 10, 2022
Great staff and doctors. Very kind, educational, and made the process easy.
- Oct. 03, 2022
I’ve been seeing Dr. Alevras for almost ten years and highly recommend her and the entire staff. T... hey are all friendly, helpful, accommodating, and patient with my high maintenance eyecare needs.
- Sep. 21, 2022
They do a great job.
- Sep. 02, 2022
Caring and Efficient, Would definitely recommend.
- Aug. 19, 2022
The staff and Drs. deserve a congeniality award! Very friendly and accommodating and outstanding ser... vice ideals make for a very comfortable and enjoyable experience. -Richard
- Aug. 18, 2022
was able to get in next day over lunch - one item i didn't like was appointment was 1:30pm, I got th... ere at 1:25 and door was locked. I get you're on lunch, but let me sit in the waiting room in the A/C. Liked an electronic medical history, easy to look up medicines for my history and other stuff (never seen that anywhere before). Enjoyed a $45 option to use a machine instead of having to dilate my eyes and go back to work - worth it. No pressure to buy glasses in the attached store - just paid and went back to work. kinda crazy I've worked nearby for 4 years and never gone because was skeptical of going to a new eye doctor- in and out in about an hour with a full medical eye exam, glasses and contacts, and i asked lots of questions. probably ideal to do the first appointment of the day or after lunch.
- Aug. 17, 2022
Dr. Alevras is a highly experienced, well-trained Doctor of Optometry. Her exams are thorough, she ... listens to concerns, and she explains information clearly. She has been my eye doctor for decades now. I only want to be seen by her for my vision care.
- Aug. 02, 2022
Jodi, the office manager, is amazing and she will answer any questions or concerns that you have. Sh... e really cares about everyone, you will not be treated like a number in this practice. I have been a patient for a number of years and I feel very comfortable there.
- Jul. 11, 2022
Amazing customer service. We have been customers at this EyeCare Consultants location for a long tim... e and have always been happy with service.
- Jun. 30, 2022
Everyone from the receptionist to the Eye tech to the doctor were very personable and professional. ... They explained everything to me about the tests and the health of my eyes. No pressure to purchase eyewear from them either. I appreciated that!
- Jun. 28, 2022
Amazing experience! I appreciated every interaction with all of the staff there. Everyone was profes... sional and friendly!
- May. 09, 2022
Love this place. Prompt service, nice team members, and great in style products. I've been going to... eye doctors for 25 years and they are some of the best that I have had the pleasure to work with! Thank you guys!
- Apr. 03, 2022
I went to four different optometrists before being referred to Dr. Alevras. She was the only one wh... o could find a solution for me. It was a huge relief. Staff were also always polite and on point.

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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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