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Dry Eye Treatment in South-West 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 - Orchard 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 South-West 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 South-West Omaha

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
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Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 09, 2023
Very nice experience, but expensive glasses for the first tier. That was disappoiting.
- Oct. 25, 2023
Excellent eye care team at Malbar 132& Center
- Sep. 29, 2023
Seen promptly, knowledgeable and efficient staff, thorough eye exam!
- Feb. 02, 2023
Staff is friendly and helpful
- Feb. 01, 2023
Always top notch. Friendly, professional service!
- Jan. 23, 2023
Good Office Great Staff
- Dec. 09, 2022
I have been going to Malbar for years, and everyone is always so nice !!
- Aug. 08, 2022
Outstanding experience start to finish!
- Dec. 30, 2021
Malbar Vision Center is AMAZING!!! I have been going there for over 30 years and this year had to s... ee a new doctor since the one I had always seen is now retired. I was nervous to have someone new 'messing' with my eyes. However, Dr. Brian Cain made me quickly at ease and reassured me that it would all go well. I picked up my new glasses just this week and I can't believe how PERFECT he got the prescription for my progressive glasses! Thank you Malbar and here's to 30 more years!
- Dec. 28, 2021
Everyone is great.
- Nov. 15, 2021
very nice and helpful. Worth the money. Script is right on the money
- Apr. 24, 2021
Been going there for over 20 years. I wholeheartedly recommend Malbar to everyone.
- Mar. 18, 2021
I came here on the recommendation of a friend. The staff was friendly and helpful. The Dr was profes... sional, knowledgeable, and funny. He explained everything, answered all my questions, gave me my options, and off I went. I'm happy to finally have a eye doctor I can trust. **Update the original doctor the above is in reference to has now retired. There are two doctors here now that work different days, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting them both. They are both incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. There’s been some other staff changes as well but everything is still amazing 🥰
- Jan. 15, 2021
Been coming here for years, they are always great. Dr. Larry is awesome!!
- Jan. 06, 2021
I have been going to this office for a long time and it is always a great experience. I would defin... itely recommend them!
- Dec. 12, 2020
Knowledgeable staff, friendly, explained everything, decent frame selection. Thanks!
- Jun. 11, 2020
Dr Cain was very informative and kind.
- Jun. 07, 2020
Great service for 30 years at Malbar Vision!
- May. 21, 2020
My experience with Morgan was awesome. She's a delight to work with......very smart, intelligent an... d customer service was 2nd to none!
- Feb. 02, 2020
Dr. Malashock is one of the best optometrist in Omaha by far. I have been a patient of his for 20 y... ears!! I was concerned that when he retires, what I would do for eye-care, He thinks of everything -- brought on some new optometrists to prepare for his retirement. This is wonderful so that current patients can be confident that the successors of Dr. Malashock have learned from the best -- Dr. Malashock himself! I have had great experiences with Malbar Vision on 132nd and Center in Omaha for 20 + years!! Look no further for Premium+ care 🙂

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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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