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Dry Eye Treatment in Central Omaha

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 Malbar Vision Center - Tower 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 Central Omaha 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 Central Omaha

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
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  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
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Patient Reviews
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- May. 13, 2024
I've been with Malbar Vision for quite some time. Love how they get you scheduled for your visit and... how quickly they get you your glasses after the visit. Even though they say 2 weeks to get them back in actuality it only takes a week. Highly recommend... 78th Tower Malbar Vision
- Apr. 17, 2024
Was a joy and the staff was very professional
- Apr. 02, 2024
Great service and the staff is great, would definitely recommend this place
- Mar. 11, 2024
Great customer service and not long wait times.
- Mar. 01, 2024
This location I’ve gone to the past few years now and they are wonderful! Very intentional, kind p... eople, James brings a sincere energy to the place that made me feel very welcomed. They gave me the best deals possible with my insurance and were quick with my exam.
- Jan. 30, 2024
Computer IT maintenance was being done when I was leaving so the system was down and I couldn't get ... my prescription. I was promised that it would be sent to my email address as as it was back up. I've received two survey and I reminder emails this morning so clearly you have my email, but no prescription yet. I guess I just need to call.
- Jan. 18, 2024
All the staff and Dr. Bargell are amazing at caring for their patients and really take the time to g... et you what you really want and need.
- Dec. 25, 2023
Caring, patient, very knowledgeable staff. Competitive pricing on contacts and styles galore for fra... mes.
- Oct. 17, 2023
the staff was wonderful and loved how fast and efficient the virtual appt was.
- Sep. 01, 2023
Very friendly staff and definitely the most efficient eye exam process I have ever experienced.
- Aug. 30, 2023
Great experience doctor was awesome
- Aug. 19, 2023
Outstanding care starting with my eye exam and great help when I received my new glasses. Wonderful ... customer service.
- Aug. 10, 2023
The staff was very nice and made me feel welcomed. Great selection of lenses. I will definitely be b... ack next year.
- Aug. 08, 2023
Clean, friendly, punctual
- Aug. 04, 2023
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- Jul. 27, 2023
my own experience is great
- Jul. 10, 2023
My experience with Malbar Vision's staff, was kind, attentive, and professional!
- Jun. 20, 2023
Awesome people
- Jun. 03, 2023
Malbar Vision have some Beautiful glasses for kids and adults and it took me no time to find me a pa... ir glasses and all of them was gorgeous and not too expensive so go to 78th it’s on the right side in that mall go get you a Pair of Ray-Ban glasses MK, Vaults, You name it they got it good customer service not long of a wait time in and out call for appointment Google Malbar’s Vision it’s worth it🤗
- May. 01, 2023
Andy helpful with insurance claim. Going there for years.

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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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