Dry Eye Treatment & Management

At Kennedy Vision Health Center, our compassionate family of providers has a deep knowledge of dry eye and uses advanced technology to tailor solutions to soothe your itchy and uncomfortable eyes for lasting relief. We have years of experience offering the most effective, personalized care to our patients’ unique needs, including those with dry eye!

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What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye disease is a common condition where your tears aren’t sufficiently hydrating your eyes because they lack the correct ratio of three main components: oil, water, and mucus. When these are unbalanced, the results are itchy, uncomfortable, red, or fatigued eyes, as well as blurry vision and difficulty focusing. There are two main types of dry eye disease where your eyes either don’t produce enough tears, or your tears lack the proper amount of oil and evaporate quickly. No matter what causes your dry eye, we have customized ways to keep your eyes comfortable and healthy!
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Kennedy Can Help You Get Relief From The Symptoms of Dry Eye

Our attentive team is here to ensure that you get the dry eye solutions you need by personalizing a care plan that includes lifestyle changes, eyedrops, eyelid wipes, and supplements that don’t just provide you with relief from itchy, uncomfortable symptoms: they relieve you of dry eye.

Our cutting-edge diagnostic technology can help identify one of the most common sources of dry eye disease: meibomian gland dysfunction(MGD). This condition occurs when your oil-producing glands that help lubricate your tears become clogged, preventing your eyes from staying moist. To help us know if your dry eye is being caused by MGD so we can better treat you, we’ve invested in advanced meibography which takes detailed images of your glands so we can diagnose and assess any damage.

Do You Have Dry Eye?

You may have dry eye disease and not even know it if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Eye redness
  • Itching, stinging, and burning sensations
  • Eye fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Watery eyes
  • Difficulty using contact lenses
  • Trouble with near focus, such as when using screens or reading

You don’t have to suffer with dry eye disease–our caring professionals are here to help you find relief!

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Why Choose Kennedy Vision Health Center for Dry Eye Managment?

At Kennedy Vision Health Center, we’re a family owned and operated practice that strives to be more than your eye care providers — we treat you like one of our own because it’s part of our ethos. We always go above and beyond to make sure that you’re comfortable, relaxed, and educated on what’s happening with your eyes, no matter what world-class service we’re providing. When it comes to dry eye, we take the time to learn about you, and use our expertise and innovative technology to pinpoint the root cause. Then, with our advice and personalized management options, even the most severe dry eye cases won’t stand a chance!

What Our Patients Are Saying

As proud as we are to provide expert care, seeing is believing, so take a look at what our friends and family are saying about their care with us down below!
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- Johnny T.

“Brittany went above and beyond customer service to make sure she helped me, and saved me hundreds, when I was prepared to spend money on new frames. Was really impressed with her! Especially, as I said, she spent her own time, and work doing this, and I didn’t even know this was an option. Thank you Kennedy!”

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- Ande S.

“Staff is phenomenal!!! We had late appointments and the folks helping us pick out frames were so patient, meticulous and stayed late for us, even when I made a change to what I wanted at the very end. Will never go anywhere else but Kennedy.”

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- Ben M.

“From the moment I entered the doors, to the the time I left, the staff on all levels, receptionist, technician, optometrist, and sales person, were all very friendly, informative and helpful. At great experience, I highly recommend them!”

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- Dan D.

“The people there are great, they take their time and understand where you’re coming from. If you have problems with your eyes they are willing to work with you. Also I am not an easy person to get along with sometimes and they had superb patience and were willing to work with me.” 

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- Kelly G.

“I have been going here for a few years. I always have a great experience. Nice doctors and staff and the front desk people are always so helpful when I need to order new contacts or glasses!”

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- Greta H.

“I had a great experience at Kennedy! Both the doctor/eye technician and also in optical. Would highly recommend this place!” 

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Serving our local community is what we do, which is why we’re always happy to provide relief from dry eye to our patients at our convenient offices in Elk River and Plymouth!