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Dry Eye Treatment in Girard

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 Sforza EyeCare 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 Girard 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 Girard

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  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 22, 2024
Best eye doctor in town hand down. Everyone is so friendly and caring.
- Feb. 21, 2024
I’ve been going to him since I was a child. I won’t go to any other doctors for my eyes.
- Jan. 10, 2024
Dr. Sforza and all the ladies that work there are great.
- Oct. 20, 2023
When arriving at Dr. Storza’s office I was greeted by a very professional and friendly secretary a... t the front desk. Doctor Storza was very thorough with examination of my eyes. He was very respectful and answered a couple questions I had in a very sincere way. Love the extensive lines of eye wear available. Normally get Silhouettes, but chose a similar more economical brand . Been searching for an eye doctor like this for four years after moving to Youngstown. Heard of him by word of mouth from one of my clients. Thank you Dr. Storza and staff for a wonderful experience.
- Aug. 14, 2023
Dr. Sforza is an excellent doctor. He is patient, caring, and very knowledgeable. I always know tha... t I will have the best of care. His staff is always friendly and professional.
- Jun. 21, 2023
Professional staff and thorough examinations.
- May. 01, 2023
I wrote a review giving the office a one star because I couldn’t get an appointment for contacts w... hen I needed them but Dr Sforza’s office got me in and I was treated very well. I always had good service and had the same good service this visit.
- Mar. 16, 2023
Great place! Caring and helpful staff. Clean office. Glasses and Contacts arrived quickly. I have be... en a client for years, and have always been happy with the services and care we received.
- Oct. 04, 2022
The office staff gals are all very patient & caring towards their patients needs. The Dr also is ver... y kind, patient & knowledgeable. I feel very confident & relaxed knowing I am in great hands. Will highly recommend to anyone.
- Sep. 28, 2022
Hello Dr Sforza and staff I enjoyed my first visit to your office today it was nice to meet you I pi... cked out a plastic frame Dr Sforza was very patient with me Go Buckeyes!!! On Saturday
- Sep. 24, 2022
Great experience in a clean safe environment. Dr. Sforza gives a thorough exam and has a professiona... l and supporting staff around him.
- Sep. 12, 2022
Clean. Professional. By the book. And friendly.
- Sep. 01, 2022
Great staff, quick service.
- May. 25, 2021
I have always been very impressed with Dr. Sforza. He takes time while doing your exam, discuss the ... results and answer any questions you may have. I have never felt as though he was in a rush. The first time I saw Dr. Sforza was for a second opinion, 10+ years ago. I have never thought of going somewhere else since that first appointment. The ladies who work the front desk are great!!
- Jul. 30, 2020
Excellent Dr. And STAFF. Would highly recommend them . Very caring and professional.
- Jan. 19, 2020
Excellent care. Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend !!
- Sep. 15, 2018
Everyone is very nice and helpful.
- Jun. 05, 2018
The doctor is very knowledgeable.
- Jun. 04, 2018
Had a great experience with Dr. Sforza and his staff. Everyone I met was very kind, knowledgable, an... d professional. I was in and out of the office without a long wait and left feeling informed about my eye care needs. Would highly recommend.
- May. 27, 2018
Great exam. Staff are very friendly 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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