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Dry Eye Treatment in Deerfield

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 North Suburban Vision Consultants 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 Deerfield 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.


Give Your Eyes the Care They Deserve

Please call the practice to schedule with Dr. Eiden, Dr. Allen or Dr. Barron. (847) 412-0311


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

Patient Reviews
- May. 03, 2021
Dr. Eiden is great! I am an optometrist from SW Florida. I was in the Chicago area recently and dec... ided to reach out to Dr. Eiden to see if I could stop by for a couple hours to observe and ask him a few questions. He is one of the best in the country at treating patients with keratoconus and other irregular corneal conditions with specialty contact lenses. I have heard him lecture on this topic at national optometry conferences in the past. His clinical knowledge is excellent. He is great at general optometry and at treating various eye disease such as glaucoma. He is a kind person who spent a few hours helping me and he has optometry school 4th year students rotate through his office as part of their externship training. He has the latest technology (more than I've seen in any office). So, you will receive the best eye care possible when you see Dr. Eiden.
- Jul. 04, 2020
There aren’t many things more important than our sight. I know because I was legally blind for ma... ny years. During those years NSVC corrected my vision and allowed me to go about my life with good vision in spite of the limitations of my damaged eyes. When it became more difficult to maintain my vision, Dr. Eiden suggested multiple surgeries to provide a more permanent solution to my problem. He put me in touch with a wonderful surgeon and the results of the surgery and his continuing care were nothing short of miraculous. Not only does this office provide the most professional care possible (I know - I’ve “seen” a lot of eye doctors), they are such nice people. They provide eye care for my wife, grown children and, now, my grandchildren. I’m so grateful for what they do for us. Don’t waste your time anywhere else.
- May. 04, 2020
I went to the office today for my annual check up. They have GREAT a great safe system set up. The... y took my temperature prior to letting me in the door. I had to call the office and a tech came to get me alone. We walked directly into the testing room. The Tech assured me the room was cleaned as well as all of the test machines I was to use. He maintained social distancing and everyone wore masks. I was walked into a room marked CLEANED. At the point the other tech went through the sight test and had distance while doing so. Then Dr. Eiden Came in with full scrubs on with his mask to perform the next set of test. They installed a plastic shield in between him and the test machine and me. Always maintaining as much distance as possible. I felt EXTREMELY Safe the entire time. Even the Payment/check out had the clerk come to the Door as I sat in the chair 8 feet away. I gave her my credit card number verbally, she wrote up the receipt and laid it on the chair and said she will mail me the receipt from the credit card. Great set up and organized.
- Jun. 07, 2019
Dr. Press is someone I have complete confidence in. He takes time to talk to you and does not rush y... ou. I have never had such a complete workup on my eyes with anyone. The girls in the Northwest Hwy office are wonderful.
- May. 14, 2019
I had my first visit and I have to say I was very impressed. Office entryway and interior was very ... clean and nicely designed. Dr. Milana Matz and her assistant along with the entire staff were very professional. Dr. Matz explained each and every procedure. I was also impressed with the equipment as everything appeared to be the latest and best providing patients with great examinations and results. Thank you Dr. Matz. I found a new eye doctor for my family.
- Mar. 08, 2019
Dr. Simic was great! She was very thorough and helped zero in on a vision problem my daughter has be... en experiencing for 6+ months. Courteous staff, modern office and facilities.
- Nov. 11, 2018
I visited North Suburban Vision Consultants for the first time this past week. The professionalism ... of the staff and the care I received was excellent! Dr. Matz was thorough and took her time to explain all tests and procedures as well as ensuring that my prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses were accurate. I would highly recommend North Suburban Vision Consultants!
- Oct. 22, 2018
Great job with a very difficult contact fitting.
- Sep. 04, 2018
My wife and I have been coming to North Suburban Vision Consultants for years. Their knowledge and p... rofessional skill is beyond the norm. Dr Matz and assistant Anna did a thorough exam with great personal attention and care. I highly recomend their services and know you will not be disappointed. they are at the top of their game
- Aug. 11, 2018
Very Kind, Capable, and Professional folks. I do recommend!
- Jun. 17, 2018
better than the best
- Jan. 15, 2018
Best doctor’s Dr.Eiden and his staff are the only One’s I trust for our vision! These doctor’s... really care and take time to explain everything. We live over an hour away but it is worth the trip that I make every single year I highly recommend Dr. Eiden!
- Dec. 21, 2017
Completely professional operation from top to bottom. Dr. Eiden, Dr. Matz , their staff and facilit... y are as good as it gets.
- Dec. 01, 2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Simic for more than 3 years , She taking care of every single detail i... n my treatment plan , She is the best , The staff and the office is state of the art . If you need the best vision care , the is one place , North Suburban Vision Consultant .
- Oct. 13, 2017
Anna (staff) was very knowledgeable and explained everything with great detail. Dr. Eiden was very p... ro-active and explained everything to me in great detail and did not try to sell me something I did not need. He was very honest and upfront about what might help my condition and what he thought was not going to help. He was very straightforward and I appreciated that. Would highly recommend.
- Sep. 07, 2017
Went to see Dr. Matz for eye infection, she was able to diagnose it in minutes and perscribe the rig... ht treatment, it was the easiest and most professional experience at the the optometry office yet. I highly recommend to anyone who wants an attentive and talented optometrist.
- Apr. 08, 2016
The doctors at North Suburban Vision Consultants (and the people helping out the doctors on rotation... to become ones themselves) are super friendly and very knowledgeable! The equipment in that office is state of the art so you're really getting the best eye care you possibly can!
- Dec. 18, 2015
I don't trust my sight to just anyone! The care at North Suburban Vision Consultants is by far the b... est I have ever encountered. You can rest easy under their watch. I highly recommend them!
- Nov. 29, 2015
Thorough and very high tech, this optometric/ophthalmology practice is a great place on the North Sh... ore for eye exams and lens fittings. A bit more pricey than most offices, the technology and expertise is worth the extra cost.
- Sep. 19, 2015
Great first visit for my Kindergartener! Dr. Vesna Simic and her staff did a great job in keeping my... little one happy and calm. Definitely will be back!

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Deerfield

Our optometry practice in Deerfield

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • MetLife
  • Blue Cross
  • Aetna

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