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Dry Eye Treatment in Cumberland

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 Jacobson Advanced Eye Care 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 Cumberland 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.


Dry Eyes Treatment in Cumberland

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
Patient Reviews
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- Sep. 07, 2023
The best eye care place I have been to. The most thorough eye exam along with a very knowledgeable a... nd polite staff. Very easy to see why they are rated 5 stars.
- Oct. 21, 2022
The woman who gave me testing was very energetic and although a new computer software, she breezed r... ight through it. I appreciated her humor. As always, Dr. Jennifer is very pleasant and was able to reassure me that everything is fine.
- Oct. 14, 2022
great. people are all efficient and warm and helpful.
- Oct. 14, 2022
Dr. Jennifer Jacobson has been our family's eye physician for many, many years. The entire staff is ... professional and caring. Dr. Jennifer Jacobson stays on top of current research and development which has helped us through some serious health issues. There is also a strong focus at Jacobson Advanced Eye Care on maintaining eye health as well as careful guidance in pursuing better life quality with some of the current options available for vision. They are well connected with an excellent surgical team. Under careful guidance from Dr. Jennifer Jacobson and Dr. Tom Harvey, I pursued cataract surgery with vision correcting lens implants. It has been life changing to have the ability to see clearly at all distances without glasses or contacts. Cumberland is so fortunate to have the highest quality eye healthcare.
- Oct. 12, 2022
Jennifer and her staff always do a great job. Very friendly.
- Sep. 26, 2022
Efficient and thorough. Always friendly!
- Sep. 23, 2022
They are very professional and nice
- Sep. 20, 2022
Jennifer and the crew are all very professional and simultaneously a whole lot of fun. Examining you... r eyes can be lots of fun there. They will not only correct your vision, but get you to see the world in a new light no matter how bad your eyesight is.
- Sep. 03, 2022
Dr. Jennifer and the entire staff are wonderful - professional, knowledgeable, thorough, kind, carin... g, and always take time for their patients. I really appreciate the individual attention that Dr. Jennifer gives - she gets to know her patients, never rushes through appointments, encourages questions, and addresses all of my concerns.
- Aug. 02, 2022
Dr. Jennifer is an excellent eye doctor. I always feel completely satisfied with whatever her diagn... osis is. The customer service of her employees is also excellent. Kindness, promptness, courtesy and the best care I have ever had for my eyes.
- Jun. 14, 2022
The staff are all very helpful and quick to answer my questions and solve problems.
- Jun. 10, 2022
wonderful people everyone is so nice there
- Jun. 02, 2022
Always clean, professional, courteous and friendly.
- May. 16, 2022
After a severe thunderstorm of a whiteout with 1” balls of hail breaking 6 of my windows, totaling... my shingles & siding —— one window broke through firing into my kitchen as though through a machine gun. Holding a cookie sheet against the upper double hung window, fighting a firing squad of hail, one hit me above my eye with eyes shut. Thank the Lord. I saw flashing lights almost continuously about 3 days later. Dr. Jennifer Jacobson Turcot dropped everything as soon as she could after her busy day, her staff left just about as soon as I came in. after hrs. (Friday) It was an emergency. She came in just for me!! I was upset after reading this could cause vision loss if you don’t see a specialist asap. (Laser surgery recommended) After many tests being very thorough she said “Your eyes look great!!” Earlier I had been prayed for and the flashing lights disappeared on the way to see Dr. Jacobson. I was healed by the power of prayer in Jesus name 😅😄😎 I had to make sure my eyes were fine. (My security, my sight) Dr Jennifer couldn’t have been more kind. I highly recommend her expertise. I love her personality. Great staff too.
- May. 06, 2022
Everyone was very nice. Very helpful finding my new glasses. Would recommend to anyone looking for a... optometrist.
- Apr. 29, 2022
Excellent care, very knowledgeable and highly professional. Dr. Jennifer and her staff are the best... . Always takes the time needed to explain my exam and respond to all question. The very best place to go for great eye care!
- Apr. 15, 2022
I had a problem develop suddenly and was scheduled to leave town in a few days. I called at approxim... ately 8:30 and they said can you be here by 10:00. I arrived a few minutes before ten was taken to a room for some testing see by Dr. Turcott at 10:20. Diagnosis was complete by 10:35. She recommended 2 over the counter meds I began using them and I'm already seeing improvement. Great Doctor and friendly and efficient staff.
- Apr. 14, 2022
Very friendly staff. Took time to hear my issues and explained everything very well. Very nice offic... e space as well.
- Mar. 19, 2022
Everyone is so friendly. Dr Jennifer even called to see how my new contacts and glasses were working... out!
- Mar. 10, 2022
I only picked up contact lenses but was greeted with a smile!

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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

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