Vision Therapy in Saint Charles

Discover the Right Dry Eye Treatment for You

(989) 865-9979
Reclaim Vision Comfort and Clarity

Many people struggle with dry eye symptoms that hinder them from reaching their full potential. Don’t let dry eyes prevent you from seeing clearly and comfortably.

Dry eye symptoms can be more than just a minor inconvenience. They can impact your daily life, making it difficult to focus on work, enjoy your favorite activities, or simply relax. Imagine constantly battling the sensation of dryness, grittiness, or irritation in your eyes or dealing with redness and discomfort that affects your confidence.

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Why Choose Dry Eye Treatment?

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Even daily activities like reading or using digital screens can become a challenge when your vision is blurred or your eyes are overly sensitive to light.

The constant discomfort and distraction caused by these symptoms can lower your productivity and overall quality of life. That said, there's hope! Tailored dry eye treatment can bring swift and long-lasting relief, improving your eye health and quality of life.


Dry Eyes in Saint Charles

Our optometry practice in Saint Charles

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

Exploring Dry Eye Treatments:

Finding the most suitable treatment for dry eyes is essential for lasting relief and optimal eye health. Let's explore a few effective options to help you regain comfort and clarity in your vision.

  • Comfort and Clarity with Specialized Contact Lenses

    Contact lenses have emerged as a popular choice for dry eye sufferers. Specifically designed soft contact lenses can help maintain a stable tear film, reducing friction between the eyelids and the cornea.

    Contact lenses for dry eyes retain moisture and provide ongoing hydration, offering comfort and improving vision. They are a convenient option that can significantly alleviate dry eye symptoms.

  • Instant Relief with Lubricating Eye Drops

    One of the most straightforward and accessible solutions for dry eye is using artificial tears and lubricating eye drops, available over the counter. Adding moisture to the eyes, these products offer temporary relief and comfort whenever needed.

    In severe cases, prescription atropine eye drops may be recommended by an eye doctor to provide targeted relief for your dry eye condition.

  • Non-Invasive IPL Therapy for Chronic Dry Eyes

    Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment is another effective solution for chronic dry eyes. This non-invasive procedure uses precisely calibrated light pulses to target and reduce inflammation and eliminate demodex in and around the meibomian glands. These glands are responsible for producing the oil layer of the tear film. IPL therapy can improve the quantity and quality of tears, offering long-term relief. IPL therapy is an appealing option for those seeking a non-surgical approach.

  • Innovative Radiofrequency Treatment for Lasting Relief

    Radiofrequency treatment is another cutting-edge option for effectively managing dry eyes. This procedure involves the application of radiofrequency energy to the meibomian glands, stimulating oil production and enhancing tear stability.

    Radiofrequency treatment offers lasting relief from dry eye symptoms and can significantly improve overall eye comfort. Radiofrequency treatment is worth exploring for individuals seeking a non-invasive and sustainable solution.


Patient Reviews
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- Jan. 10, 2024
Taking care of my vision for now and the future.. caring staff.
- Dec. 22, 2023
Dr. Wicke and the staff at Advanced Eyecare were very helpful and informative regarding my eye care ... options. I would certainly have no issues with recommending Advanced Eyecare to my family and friends.
- Dec. 15, 2023
Advanced Eye Care is a great place to get your eyes looked at and Autumn Wicke is very thorough .
- Oct. 26, 2023
Dr. Autumn is phenomenal. I’ve never had an eye doctor get my prescription right on the first try ... like she did. Very thorough and respectful. 10/10 recommendations for her and the lovely staff
- Sep. 28, 2023
Took great care of my son when getting his new glasses. Patient with us while he tried them on, eve... n cracked a few jokes.
- Aug. 02, 2023
Saw Dr. Wicke for the first time today. I've been struggling with my vision and she was the 3rd opto... metrist I saw about it, and the first one I walked away from feeling like I finally had a clear answer. I also brought my 4 year old in for her first ever eye exam and Dr. Wicke did awesome! So thankful to have this office in STC.
- May. 11, 2023
Dr. Wicke is really the best!!
- May. 01, 2023
Absolutely love Dr. Wicke! She is very friendly and always smiling willing to help me.
- Mar. 24, 2023
(Translated by Google) Dr. Wicke is the best!! (Original) Dr. Wicke is the Best!!
- Mar. 17, 2023
Sure, yes for sure.A five star all the way!!
- Nov. 16, 2020
Wonderful staff and service. Always friendly and helpful. 🥰
- Nov. 09, 2020
Awesome service! Friendly staff and super informative😊
- Oct. 26, 2020
Nice to have a local doctor, friendly staff, accommidating for scheduling appointments.
- Oct. 26, 2020
Was able to schedule appointment quickly. Great experience throughout appointment.
- Oct. 26, 2020
My family has been going to Dr Duryea for years. Every one is always professional, friendly and help... ful. I highly recommend Advanced Eyecare.
- Oct. 23, 2020
Excellent care. Excellent hours for the working folks. Great service. Covid safe procedures.
- Oct. 23, 2020
The staff is extremely kind and helpful. Dr. Duryea is very professional and explains things simply ... and precisely.
- Jul. 24, 2020
Quick and thorough service
- Mar. 17, 2020
Very helpful an great with children
- Mar. 04, 2019
Staff was friendly and courteous. The doctor was timely and made sure to explain everything that she... was doing during the exam.

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Tailored Dry Eye Treatments

Personalized plans are vital due to varying dry eye symptoms, and our specialists at Advanced EyeCare & Contact Lens Center - St. Charles work closely with you to create an individualized treatment.

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Comprehensive Approach:

Your plan may involve a combination of treatments targeting the root causes of your symptoms, ensuring effectiveness.

Expert Assessment:

Our optometrists assess your condition and consider your lifestyle for tailored recommendations.

Optimizing Comfort

We aim to provide lasting relief and clarity in your vision by customizing your dry eye treatment plan for comfort and eye health.


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Schedule Your Dry Eye Consultation with Advanced EyeCare & Contact Lens Center - St. Charles

Managing dry eyes requires a multifaceted approach that combines reactive treatments with preventive measures. Whether you choose contact lenses, soothing eye drops, IPL treatment, radiofrequency treatment, or a combination of these strategies , the ultimate goal is to find relief from dry eye discomfort and maintain optimal eye health.

Would you benefit from dry eye management advice and treatment this season? Call us at Advanced EyeCare & Contact Lens Center - St. Charles to book an appointment today!

(989) 865-9979