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Dry Eye Treatment in Fond du Lac

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 Family Focus 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 Fond du Lac 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 Fond du Lac

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- Jan. 17, 2024
Great staff
- Nov. 29, 2023
All around excellent experience. Lindsay was the tech, she was kind very helpful. Dr Courtney was ph... enomenal. Provided lots of education, patience for all questions and excellent patient care. The tech who helped with fitting and ordering glasses had great customer care as well.
- May. 11, 2023
They were on time with our appointments. The staff was very thorough, friendly and helpful.
- May. 03, 2023
Great service and friendly staff
- May. 03, 2023
Great people and very knowledgeable staff.
- Apr. 28, 2023
Always great service and attention to detail and care for my eyes.
- Apr. 18, 2023
Although my visits are only once a year I enjoy the kind and uplifting atmosphere.
- Apr. 05, 2023
Always a pleasure going in for an exam with, Dr Jessica Kulick and her team. Full of smiles and laug... hs. Thank you for your wonderful care of my eyes👀!
- Apr. 04, 2023
Family Focus is AMAZING!! I recommend them to everyone and won’t go anywhere else!
- Mar. 30, 2023
Always helpful, polite and professional. Clean rooms, floors, countertops, mirrors, etc. Excellent d... octor and staff.
- Mar. 30, 2023
Great group of people... my glasses broke and of all the optical places my wife and I traveled the F... ond du Lac area to see what could be done, Family Focus staff was interested and concerned about our/my needs. They took the time to see what could be done and gave guidance to the best process at the time. Our choices were very limited but they generally cared. After we left and were at a recommended jewelry shop to get my glasses temporarily fixed, the staff called the jeweler to advise of a cancelation and if I would like the opening and I wasn't even a registered patient....I am now. Even though there was not much that could have been done to assist at that moment the Family Focus made my wife and I feel like Family... Thank you so much for customer support and follow up, which is hard to come by today. We were blessed for stopping and our support and patronage is theirs.
- Mar. 24, 2023
Eye exam went great. No waiting and great service. Thank you and see you in a year.
- Mar. 23, 2023
Always do a great job!
- Mar. 23, 2023
Always friendly and thorough.
- Mar. 22, 2023
The Dr is thorough with my exams every year and is pleasant to talk with. All the workers are always... wearing a smile and willing to help out anyway they can. I will never go anywhere else.
- Mar. 21, 2023
Wow, everybody here tonight did amazing job. 👏 Angi thank you so much for helping my son. You pu... t a smile on his face.
- Mar. 17, 2023
Staff is Always friendly, professional, and willing to assist. Also love Dr. Jessica
- Mar. 16, 2023
Love the Dr Courtney, she is super nice and great with kids and she explains things very well. And ... the front end tech are super nice. WAY TO GO!
- Mar. 08, 2023
Always a good experience at Family Focus. I have a stronger prescription and it is harder to find a ... clinic that is knowledgeable about my options and also gives good advice and looks at my total eye health. I highly recommend the team here.
- Mar. 08, 2023
Service was amazing. Very friendly and informative. Would recommend to others.

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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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