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High Blood Sugar Linked to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Did you know that having atrophied meibomian glands can signal uncontrolled blood sugar levels? To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Midwest Dry...

Can Dry Eyes Blur Your Vision?

Blurry vision is a common symptom of dry eye syndrome. Thankfully, Midwest Dry Eye Center can help treat your dry eyes and clear the haze.

What Are the 5 Most Common Dry Eye Symptoms?

Many substances and situations can cause dry eyes, such as certain medications, hormonal changes, and your environment. No matter the cause, having dry eyes feels...

Why Is There Sticky Mucus In My Eye?

Whether you call it eye goop, crusties or gunk, there are times when a bit of mucus around your eyes is normal — and times...

What’s The Connection Between Dry Eye And Asthma?

Studies have found a correlation between asthma and dry eye syndrome. Fortunately, a dry eye optometrist can help by treating your uncomfortable dry eye symptoms.

The Link Between Dry Eyes and Depression

Depression is an illness that can affect every aspect of a person’s life, including the eyes. Researchers are currently investigating whether depression can cause dry...

5 Ways to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Did you know that spending time in a climate-controlled airplane cabin can dry out your eyes? Find out what you can do to keep your...

What’s The Link Between Dry Eye and Accutane (Acne Medication)

Isotretinoin, popularly known as Accutane, is a very effective acne medication that may cause eye dryness. In this article, we explain why it causes dry...

Blinking Exercises for Dry Eye

Blinking plays a crucial role in maintaining the right amount of moisture on the eye’s surface. If you don’t blink properly or enough, it can...

7 Ways to Wish Dry Eye ‘Goodbye’

Red, itchy, irritated eyes are no fun. Here are 7 tips for alleviating the discomfort of dry eye syndrome.

What Happens If You Don’t Treat Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome can leave your eyes red, irritated, and itchy. If you ignore your symptoms, other complications can arise. Treating your dry eye syndrome...

Can People With Dry Eye Syndrome Wear Eye Makeup?

Do people with dry eye syndrome have to forgo wearing eyeliner and other eye makeup? Although eyeliner can lead to meibomian gland dysfunction, there are...

7 Common Questions About Dry Eye Syndrome, Answered

You may be familiar with dry eye syndrome, but still have some questions. Here, you’ll find answers to 7 of the most frequently asked questions...

Can Drinking Coffee Relieve Dry Eyes?

Although caffeine has a diuretic and drying effect, it also has tear-producing properties that can potentially lessen your dry eye symptoms.

Why is My Dry Eye More Severe in the Mornings?

If you wake up in the morning with itchy, burning eyes, you may have dry eye syndrome. Wondering how this can happen when your eyes...

What’s a Chalazion?

Do you have a lump on your eyelid? It could be a chalazion. Learn what a chalazion is, how to treat it and prevent it...

Why Computer Use Can Cause Dry Eye & Eye Strain

Using your computer for long periods of time can irritate and dry your eyes. The condition is so common that researchers have coined it computer...

What Causes Bulging Eyes?

Eyes that protrude can signal an underlying medical condition and can cause uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Your dry eye optometrist can help.

What’s the Link Between Dry Eye and Menopause?

A reduction in hormones during menopause, may lead many women to experience symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Read on to learn about the link between...

3 Reasons Women Are More Likely Than Men To Develop Dry Eye

Dry eye syndrome is more common in women than it is in men. Read on to learn why, and how we can help diagnose and...

What to Know About LASIK and Dry Eye

While rare, LASIK surgery can occasionally cause dry eye symptoms. It is essential to speak to your eye doctor to determine your risk and effectively address...