Dry Eye Treatment in Erie

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Tailored Solutions for Your Dry Eye

When you’re frequently fighting burning, scratchy, dry eyes, it’s time for a solution. How your eyes feel can be the difference between a day full of distraction or a day focused on what matters most. You may constantly be wiping away tears but still feel uncomfortable and even experience fluctuating vision.

Look forward to experiencing longer-lasting relief with solutions tailored to your symptoms, lifestyle, and eye health. Schedule an appointment at Dr. Sanders Eyecare for dry eye treatment.

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What Is Dry Eye Disease?

Dry eyes are the result of poor tear quality or quantity. Symptoms can be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term). Dry eye disease can often coexist with diseases affecting the eyelids or tear glands, such as blepharitis or meibomian gland dysfunction. Although dry eye disease cannot be cured, personalized solutions focused on improving tear quality can effectively alleviate symptoms.

How Is Dry Eye Treated?

Cookie-cutter solutions may help alleviate acute dry eye in the short-term. But we prioritize personalized treatments to target the root cause of your dry eye. With customized strategies based on in-depth evaluations, we strive to provide longer-lasting relief. No cookie-cutter approach.

We may recommend a combination of management options, from administering medicated eye drops at home to receiving an in-office treatment. Our goal is to achieve results that help you live and see comfortably.


Intense pulsed light (IPL) uses pulses of light to treat the skin around the eyes. The pulses create gentle heat to help reduce factors contributing to inflammation, including accumulated bacteria.

The heat also melts oils trapped in the meibomian glands—tear glands inside the eyelids. The oils prevent tears from evaporating, which is essential for maintaining a moist, comfortable surface. Melting the oils restores tear quality to relieve dry eye symptoms.

Visit our IPL treatment page to learn more.

BlephEx helps alleviate dry eye symptoms by improving eyelid hygiene, reducing inflammation and unblocking tear glands. A soft medical-grade sponge gently exfoliates the skin, removing accumulated bacteria and debris. The procedure typically takes 6–8 minutes.

The treatment can provide effective relief for conditions like dry eye and blepharitis. Frequency can vary depending on your individual needs but may be repeated as often as every 4–6 months.

Punctal plugs are tiny plugs carefully placed inside the tear ducts that help maintain surface moisture by preventing tears from draining into the tear ducts (puncta). Temporary punctal plugs dissolve naturally over time, lasting from a few days to a few months. Semi-permanent punctal plugs—made from medical-grade plastic—are inserted deeper into the duct and can’t be seen.

Punctal plugs are an outpatient procedure, and you can return to everyday activities immediately after.

We utilize amniotic membranes as a therapeutic option to treat dry eye. This treatment helps in several ways:

  • Promotes healing
  • Reduces pain and discomfort
  • Improves tear production
  • Reduces scarring

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Our RevitalEyes Spa

We’re passionate about excellent patient care. Dry eye can demand a lot of focus out of your day—but we want to put that focus on your comfort. Our RevitalEyes Spa is more than just a treatment space. It’s our commitment to providing in-depth care with innovative ideas and technology. 

Learn more by visiting our RevitalEyes Spa page.

Discover Longer-Lasting Dry Eye Relief

Dry eye disease affects millions of Americans. Whether your symptoms are a minor irritation or a major part of your life, we want to help. Managing dry eye can benefit your eye comfort today and protect your lifelong vision tomorrow. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Sanders Eyecare today to get relief for your dry eye.  

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Visit Our Location

We’re conveniently located across from My Dad’s Pizza and Knoll Avenue. Free parking is available in the lot steps from our front door. We look forward to seeing you at your next eye exam!

Our Address

  • 4600 Buffalo Rd.
  • Erie, PA 16510

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30

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