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Dry Eye after Menopause

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Restore Your Eye Comfort and Quality of Life

Menopause, a natural phase in a woman's life, brings many changes, some of which can affect your eye health. As hormonal shifts occur, one common issue many women face during menopause is dry eyes. Understanding the causes and seeking relief becomes essential during this transitional period.

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Menopause and Dry Eyes: Understanding the Causes and Seeking Relief

Menopause typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 and marks the end of a woman's reproductive years. During this time, the body undergoes significant hormonal changes, primarily decreased estrogen levels. While this hormonal shift is a normal part of aging, it can lead to various uncomfortable symptoms, including dry eyes.


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Why Does Menopause Lead to Dry Eyes?

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Estrogen plays a vital role in maintaining the health of your eye's tear film, which is crucial for keeping your eyes moist and comfortable. As estrogen levels decline, the tear film may become less stable, leading to symptoms of dry eye syndrome.

Dry eyes can be more than just an inconvenience. They can significantly impact your daily life, making it difficult to focus on work, enjoy your favorite activities, or socialize.


Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 09, 2024
Great staff fabulous/ A + product !
- Mar. 12, 2024
The young guy that helped me was awesome!
- Mar. 07, 2024
Sophia is absolutely awesome.
- Feb. 10, 2024
First time coming here. The first time was good, friendly, professional. Help me pick out my frame... s.second time I went to pick up glasses, they were an little stand off. I got an stuck up vibe from them. But other then that it was good.
- Jan. 24, 2024
Extremely welcoming staff. Dr Wooste has excellent bedside manner! 10ā€™s across the board!
- Dec. 19, 2023
The staff at Wilkins is exceptional and spot on with suggestions. They are extremely helpful and c... ourteous, and they make you feel like family. We have been going here for years and have never had a bad experience!
- Nov. 27, 2023
My daughter and I had a great experience at Eyetique! The staff was friendly and efficient. Thank yo... u!
- Nov. 22, 2023
They remodeled since I was in last. Very nice, not cosy but crisp, professional with a stylish flare... . I f my insurance did not cover a healthy chunk for glasses would not be able to afford this place. Good docs and staff, I tell everyone I know who's looking for an eye doc or just glasses, to check this place. Pick your style, they probably have or can get. I'm getting a different color frame than was available in the style I wanted, but the color was available from the manufacturer. So I'm getting the color and shape I want. Simple but it makes me happy. And who doesn't like new glasses for the holidays?
- Oct. 27, 2023
I just went here today and every staff member was great. Never seen people work so well together to... deliver a patient needs. I never had a bad eye doctor visit but this was by far the best one. Thanks again.
- Oct. 19, 2023
My family has been going to this location for over 15 years. Everyone is very personable and patient... . Denise is wonderful and will only recommend frames that fit your face and not based off of the price. I highly recommend!
- Oct. 13, 2023
Polite and professional.
- Jun. 21, 2023
Very experienced, friendly and knowledgeable staff.
- Mar. 13, 2023
The Doctor and Staff are incredibly kind and patient. They took every care to make sure my prescript... ion was right and the frames I picked looked great.
- Dec. 18, 2022
Great customer service from the person who helped me select frames.
- Dec. 11, 2022
The staff is always upbeat, friendly, and they make selecting glasses so easy!
- Dec. 05, 2022
I love my glasses and great service
- Aug. 29, 2022
Dr. Woeste and James are exceptional and the new inventory is amazing! Iā€™ve been to many eye offic... es over the past 25 years, and this is the best in my experience! šŸ™‚
- Aug. 24, 2022
Denise was friendly, professional and very helpful. The new lenses were made quickly and just what I... need. I highly recommend Eyetique.
- Aug. 22, 2022
Yeah, they are probably more expensive but if you want the cool factor, go to Eyetique.
- Aug. 06, 2022
Very good customer service.

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Symptoms of Dry Eye after Menopause

Dry eye symptoms can vary from person to person. Here are some common symptoms you might experience:

  •  Persistent dryness and discomfort in your eyes.
  • Grittiness or a feeling of something in your eyes.
  • Excessive tearing.
  • Blurred vision, particularly when reading or using digital screens.
  • Increased sensitivity to light (photophobia).

Eyetique - Wilkins offers several dry eye treatments that can effectively alleviate these symptoms and restore your visual comfort.


Risk Factors of Dry Eyes During Menopause

Several factors can increase the risk of dry eyes in women during menopause. Understanding these risk factors is essential for effective prevention and management.

  • Medical Conditions and Medications

    Medical conditions such as thyroid conditions, diabetes, and regular use of antihistamines and autoimmune disease can elevate the risk of dry eyes in women experiencing menopause.

  • Contact Lens Use

    Contact lens wearers may experience exacerbated dry eye symptoms during menopause, necessitating proper care and hydration.

  • Environmental Factors

    Dry climates and excessive air conditioning can create unfavorable conditions for women in menopause, increasing their susceptibility to dry eye symptoms

  • Lifestyle Factors

    Dietary choices and smoking can impact eye health during menopause, making it essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle to reduce dry eye risks.


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Discover Relief and Clarity with Dry Eye Therapy

At Eyetique - Wilkins, we specialize in helping women manage dry eyes during and after menopause. Our team of experienced professionals offers a range of treatments tailored to your unique needs.

Don't let dry eyes hinder your quality of life; schedule an appointment with us today to regain comfort and clarity in your vision.

(412) 825-5300