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Dry Eye Treatment in Castle Rock

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 The Meadows Family Eye Care for effective and lasting dry eye relief.

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Give Your Eyes the Care They Deserve

Patients under 10: Due to the time and care needed, please call the practice to schedule your appointment. (303) 660-6005


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 Castle Rock 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 Castle Rock

Our optometry practice in Castle Rock

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  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 17, 2022
Dr Ryan’s was very thorough. He knows his stuff. So knowledgeable. Excellent staff. So caring. H... Show Moree’s my go for my annual evaluations going forward. Highly recommend this doctor and facility.
- May. 24, 2022
The staff was friendly and accommodating and absolutely helpful. I broke my glasses on accident and ... Show Morethey were fast to help me get my sight back.
- Jan. 11, 2022
Amazing professional and friendly service. And they have a wonderful and affordable selection of fra... Show Moremes.
- Oct. 12, 2021
The Meadows Family Eye Care is our new place for eye care! We moved to Castle Rock from Denver and n... Show Moreeeded a new Optometrist. My husband and I were both impressed with the level of care from both Drs, the thoroughness of our exams, the qualified, friendly staff and the eye glass choices for any budget. You will not be disappointed choosing the Meadows Family Eye Care as your new eye care facility. We are certainly happy we found both Dr. Reids!
- Sep. 30, 2021
This place is 5+ Stars. It's a beautiful and comfortable environment where everyone is friendly and ... Show Moremakes you feel welcome. The doctors (the Reids) are amazing. They take the time to explain EVERYTHING. They have recruited Opticians with 20+ years experience. They didn't skimp on customer service and the price is comparable to other places in town. My daughter couldn't be happier with her new glasses. Keep up the great work!
- Aug. 11, 2021
Their professionalism, and genuine concern for every aspect of patient care is above reproach! After... Show More receiving the highest level of care during my recent visit, I had a transportation emergency. Regrettably, their names escape me, but the optician and several other staff members went ABOVE and BEYOND to assist me. I was deeply touched by their level of dedication, kindness, and it is for these reasons that I HIGHLY recommend this dedicated eye care team!
- May. 04, 2021
This place is amazing. From the first smiling faces you see when you walk through the door, to the w... Show Morehole exam team. I was completely comfortable and relaxed the entire time. Nothing felt intrusive or uncomfortable. And they got me in and out and I felt completely taken care of. 10/10 would recommend! This is the eye clinic for you 😊
- Apr. 06, 2021
I have been going here for a few years now and have been very happy. Both Dr. Maia and Dr. Ryan are... Show More very professional and personable. They are patient when examining my children and have provided the best care for me and my families vision. With 4 children who all have different vision needs they haven’t missed a beat with providing the best options for all our needs, they answer all my questions and are both very easy to communicate with. The office staff is friendly and professional. And the new technology they have brought in is top notch!!!
- Feb. 16, 2021
Update: changing my 4 star review because they are a business that wants to do what it takes to earn... Show More my business. They called me after I left this review and we had a great discussion on my experience. I do hope that the feedback was taken and that the owners are able to take a step and evaluate priorities and take care of their staff (if that's what's needed). My experience with the Meadows family eye care was okay, not great. In short the 4 stars goes to whoever was working in the front desk...she was awesome and very professional. Most other staff made me feel rushed especially when I had questions around the fit and additional contact lens testing. My doctor was very nice and also very professional. The stars go to my doctor and the staff member working at the front desk!
- Feb. 01, 2021
A great provider of high quality eye care in Castle Rock. Very thorough, taking great care in conduc... Show Moreting examinations and explaining options.
- Jan. 28, 2021
Very thorough exam and fantastic customer service. I would highly recommend this clinic.
- Jan. 28, 2021
Very nice clean and updated facility and technology with a big focus on your eye health. People are ... Show Morepersonable and kind. I needed to get new glasses and my optometrist was very knowledgeable and helpful with helping me look for frames within my budget and fit my face well.
- Jan. 21, 2021
Always friendly, respectful and efficient. Thank you!
- Jan. 19, 2021
First time with Meadows Family Eye Care, all of the staff were very nice, caring and helpful. So hap... Show Morepy I chose this office for my eye care. They took the time to get to know me and discuss all of my needs. They were very thorough in every aspect of my eye health and I gained additional knowledge of my vision and eyes as a whole. I would definitely recommend them to anyone seeking vision care.
- Jan. 06, 2021
Had an amazing visit! The place looks awesome and the staff was great!
- Dec. 30, 2020
They were fantastic. First time we have been to the eye doctor in awhile. The service was great, lov... Show Moreed Doctor Reid, and the front end group was amazing.
- Dec. 18, 2020
Beautiful new building. Very clean and bright. The doctor and staff are very friendly and thorough, ... Show Moremaking certain everything is explained. This was my first visit to an eye doctor since moving to Colorado, and they made me feel very comfortable.
- Dec. 18, 2020
I brought my kids in for an eye exam today since they have been full time virtual this entire year t... Show Moreo make sure they are seeing well and not having any eye health concerns. Dr Maia was so awesome, sweet, patient, and so thorough in their exams. Got some great info and advice! We will definitely be back every year!
- Dec. 07, 2020
Dr. Mariana Reid was wonderful. She was very thorough and caring. The staff was friendly and profess... Show Moreional. Very updated office with modern equipment for checking your eyes.
- Nov. 12, 2020
The appointment was very thorough. I brought my 2 kids to get their eyes checked at the same time a... Show Mores my appointment and I was very impressed with how they took their time with each of us making sure our prescriptions were as accurate as possible. the office is very nice and clean, we didn't have a long wait and they fit us in even though I was running late that morning. There was some questions at the end, but the doctors called me and cleared everything up the same day. I will be returning for my next appointment in a couple of 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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