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Dry Eye Treatment in Saint Charles

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 - Lindenwood 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 Saint Charles 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 Saint Charles

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
Patient Reviews
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- May. 21, 2024
Crown now has a very helpful and knowledgeable staff, I am very glad to see the change in managemen... t
- May. 10, 2024
I have been coming here for many years. Dr Lutz is amazing. Great personality, makes you feel at hom... e and very caring. I trust him. Tamara has excellent customer service. Very caring and kind. I trust them. Love my new glasses. Fit perfectly. Again thanks so much. Keep up great work. Have great summer 🌞⛱️
- May. 07, 2024
Repaired my eyeglasses that other shop would not repair. Very friendly. Skilled opticians. $5.50 fo... r repairs.
- Apr. 14, 2024
Staff is helpful and nice. Dr. Lutz is great.
- Apr. 09, 2024
Would highly recommend nice and friendly and awesome quality My daughter loves her glasses
- Mar. 28, 2024
I used to be very skeptical of going to see doctors. I did not know anyone here at this location and... I wasn't sure if I trusted the service I was going to get. Its undeniable I need the service and I have the pleasure to say that my time at the Lindenwood location of Crown Vision is more than remarkable. Dr. Charles Lutz, Tami, and Sarah have gone over and beyond, without hesitation, got the prescription I needed. I got to know all of them on a personal level. Which a lot of people these days do not have in their ethical repertoire. It's amazing to know that I can build a relationship out of the last two years with what used to be strangers. Thank you, Dr. Charles, Tami, and Sarah!
- Mar. 15, 2024
Great team that makes sure you leave happy
- Feb. 09, 2024
Dr is very competent and good and staff were helpful...
- Nov. 25, 2023
We received excellent customer service
- Sep. 20, 2023
I love crown vision at this location. Any doctor that I see it doesn’t matter which one they’re ... always very helpful. Very nice they make me very comfortable and the staff all the women upfront and I do mean all of them saying that they are awesome is an understatement. I wouldn’t want to go to any other place or any other location for that matter because of them I’ve been with them for years and I love each and everyone of those women upfront they literally are the best I can’t say that enough seriously
- Sep. 01, 2023
Been seeing Dr Luz for over 25 years. He’s the best at prescribing your accurate lens! ❤️❤�... �❤️
- Aug. 18, 2023
Dr. Lutz and staff are awesome and will be visiting them next year!
- Jul. 23, 2023
First time visiting at this location and was AMAZED of getting an appointment right away (I was refe... rred to this location from another Crown Vision Center due to no openings), doctor and staff were excellent as well as the location!!! Thank you, keep doing what you do it is APPRECIATED!!!
- Jul. 11, 2023
Awesome customer service!
- Jun. 13, 2023
Very friendly staff. I was able to get in just before close on their later days so I didn’t have t... o bring 3 kids with me. I had some insurance issues and they were patient and helpful calling the insurance company for me. The Dr was also very nice and had some jokes. Overall good experience and I’d definitely choose this one over other locations again.
- May. 19, 2023
Dr Lutz is very good at what he does.
- May. 19, 2023
I got my eye exam and ordered glasses today and it was a pleasure being here. The staff is so friend... ly; especially the young ladies up front.
- Apr. 19, 2023
Love this location and the staff is absolutely amazing
- Apr. 09, 2023
So friendly and caring about my eye care and my needs.
- Apr. 01, 2023
2 thumbs up for the entire team at Crown Vision. Great customer service. Huge kudos to Ursula as she... is absolutely precious and a great asset to this location! Dr. Lutz is very kind, patient and great sense of humor.. highly recommend this location.

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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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