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Dry Eye Treatment in Chicago, IL

Are You Struggling with Uncomfortable Dry Eye?

Dry eye disease is a common condition affecting approximately 20 million Americans every year — and that number is growing. At Big City Optical, we have the cutting-edge technology and expert staff necessary to fully understand your symptoms and dry eye treatment options to address your condition’s root cause. If you’re looking for dry eye treatment in Chicago, book an appointment at your nearby Big City Optical today!

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What Is Dry Eye?

Dry eye is caused when the eyes do not produce enough tears or are producing low-quality tears that evaporate quickly. Though there can be different root causes, in both cases your eyes lack sufficient lubrication. Redness, irritation, itchiness, and other discomforting symptoms will appear initially and progressively worsen over time. We offer treatments to alleviate these symptoms and tackle their root causes, providing you with short-term relief while mitigating your dry eye over the long run.

What Are Dry Eye Symptoms?

Symptoms of dry eye can derail daily life and make work, school, and hobbies more challenging. If you are suffering from the following symptoms, you should consider making an appointment with your eye doctor:

  • Stinging or burning eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • A persistent itchy or gritty feeling
  • Mucus buildup around the eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Irritation
  • Watery eyes
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Big City Optical's cutting edge eye examination machine.

Our Cutting-Edge Technology Makes the Difference

At Big City Optical, our excellence starts with our ability to leverage our state-of-the-art technology for ultra-precise eye exam measurements, which our veteran staff uses to create customized dry eye treatment plans for you and your family. Among our tools are specialty contacts, like scleral and rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, which provide breathable, oxygen-rich support and help prevent more pollutants from entering the eye and causing inflammation. These technologies complement our comprehensive approach, ensuring accurate diagnoses and tailored treatments for optimal eye health.

Dry Eye Treatment

We offer a wide variety of options for dry eye treatment, including specialty eye drops and scleral lenses. Our expert staff will pinpoint the root causes behind your symptoms, and craft a plan uniquely suited to your symptoms, needs, and lifestyle.

Scleral & Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses

Scleral lenses are specialized, large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses that extend over the sclera, the white outer layer of the eye. These lenses offer enhanced comfort and visual clarity for individuals with irregular corneas, keratoconus, or severe dry eye syndrome. Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses are smaller and more rigid than standard contacts, providing sharp vision and effective treatment for a range of corneal issues, including astigmatism, presbyopia, and complex refractive errors.

Why Choose Us?

At Big City Optical, we stand out for our dry eye treatment and management expertise, including our large selection of specialty contacts. Our 17 Chicago locations are equipped with highly advanced diagnostic and treatment tools, staffed by a team of empathetic professionals dedicated to delivering personalized dry eye solutions. When you choose Big City Optical, you’re opting for a committed partner in improving your eye health how, where, and when you want it.