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Dry Eye Treatment in Crossroads

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 Vision Care Crossroads 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 Crossroads 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 Crossroads

Our optometry practice in Crossroads

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Hours
  • Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 07, 2023
overall great experiences! Doctors are professional, efficient, and nice to work with. Friendly admi... n staff as well!
- Nov. 02, 2023
Good place and very nice people including doctors.
- Oct. 07, 2023
Excellent practice! Dr. Lee took time to explain the results of the exam. Will be returning with t... he whole family!
- Sep. 19, 2023
VISION CARE CROSSROAD has Excellent staff. If you are needing vision care go see Dr. HSU OR DR. LEE.... The staff is great and wonderful selection of glasses available. Easy parking and location easy to find. Fun shops nearby. Trustworthy vision care!
- Aug. 25, 2023
Dr. Hsu is great! and the staff are helpful and friendly. I have been visiting Dr. Hsu for my annual... eye exam from last 5 years.
- Aug. 15, 2023
The staff was exceptionally friendly, and Dr. Minha Lee was outstanding. I didn't feel hurried at al... l. Dr. Lee took the time to answer all my questions and provided detailed explanations
- Aug. 03, 2023
Dr Sam Hsu is thorough and friendly and addresses all your concerns. I really recommend his practice...
- Jul. 29, 2023
Dr. Li puts her patients first.
- Jul. 20, 2023
Dr. Minha Lee is an amazing optometrist-- very knowledgeable and proficient and caring. So glad tha... t she's my optometrist!
- May. 21, 2023
Our family has been going to Vision Care for almost a decade. All the staff are friendly, caring and... professional. Dr. Sam, and Dr. Lee go above and beyond. Dr. Sam gets to know the families and he understands our needs (sports, jobs, and even sleep patterns) to recommend our eye cares. What I really love about them is that they genuinely care, I had an eye infection and had an appointment scheduled. My child's eye check appointment was a few days earlier than my appointment. While I was there for my child's appointment, Dr. Sam saw me and told me that he would take care of me right then too instead of waiting for my appointment. His patients' well-being are important to him.
- Nov. 26, 2022
Nailed my prescription!
- Jul. 27, 2022
Dr. Minha is one of the most passionate doctors. Very streamlined eye exam process and it is great.
- Feb. 03, 2022
I had a great experience with Dr. Minha Lee and the staff here. Everyone was very kind, accommodatin... g, and patient to answer any questions I had. They were also excellent about sanitizing everything before/after every use, including all of the glasses I tried on. They walked through how much my insurance would cover and I didn't feel pressured at all to spend more. All of NY options were laid out clearly for me as well as their costs so I could decide what was best for myself. I will absolutely be coming back 🙂
- Oct. 11, 2021
This was my very shy daughter's first exe exam. She was a little nervous and the staff made her feel... comfortable and she was able to relax. I am so grateful to the eye care team for being so warm, friendly, and fast! When we walked in the door, they had my paperwork all ready for me and there was no wait for our appointment time. The best experience at an optometrist ever! I'm actually switching to Vision Plus from my current optometrist today 🙂
- Sep. 01, 2021
Highly recommended, if you have anisometropia I would highly recommend you to visit Dr.Hsu, for the... past decades, he is the only one who made my eyes feel better and have proper prescription, I dont feel any dry eyes or red eyes after getting the new prescription since last year. Also the folks in the clinic are very nice and helpful.
- May. 25, 2021
The only optometrist I will be seeing as long as I live in the area!
- May. 19, 2021
Dr. Hsu is awesome. He's warm-hearted and very patient. My daughter is wearing the ortho-K lenses Dr... . Hsu prescribed, and she has perfect eyesight now. She still needs to keep wearing them at night, but during the day, she can see clearly without glasses. For my case, I started to feel dry with my old brand contact lenses after wearing them for one hour, so I have to give the unworn ones away. However, with the new brand of contact lenses Dr. Hsu prescribed, I have no problem wearing them all day. I would sincerely recommend Dr. Hsu.
- May. 19, 2021
I wish I could give 10 stars! Me and my entire family have been going to Dr. Hsu for over 20 years a... nd he always goes above and beyond. Dr. Hsu and the rest of the staff here are excellent and very kind.
- Apr. 14, 2021
I had my annual eye exam with Dr. Sam Hsu for four years since his office in Redmond. Vision Plus mo... ved to nearby Crossroads Mall for two years. I do like the new location in Bellevue more than the old location in Redmond. It is a very good and convenient location. Vision Plus Crossroad has very professional and new Eye Examination Equipment. Dr. Sam Hsu and his office staffs are very friendly and very professional. Dr. Sam Hsu can speak both English and Mandarin very fluently. I am from Taipei, Taiwan. I do feel very comfortable and secure if I cannot full understand some terms in English. Dr. Sam Hsu will explain those terms in Chinese to me. Please make your eye exam with Dr. Sam Hsu either by phone or by website. Then, you will fully understand what I am saying. I do recommand Dr. Sam Hsu to everyone especially who lives in eastside.
- Mar. 11, 2021
My visit Vision Plus was great and the atmosphere with Dr Sam + staff made it comfortable. The team... was very knowledgeable and highly recommend

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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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