Professional Treatment Can Treat the Cause Instead of Just the Symptoms

Lasting Relief

Dry eyes can cause redness, itchiness, blurry vision, and a range of other symptoms. Our team can find a treatment option that provides relief from persistent discomfort.

Gentle, Minimally Invasive Options

A range of treatments exists for dry eye, most of which are painless and easy to use.

Sharper Vision

For many patients, treating dry eye improves the quality of their vision as well as the physical comfort of their eyes.

Take a closer look at one of the treatments we offer...

Why Choose Us for Dry Eye Treatment?

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At Wicker Park Eye Center, we take a holistic approach to dry eye. Instead of simply providing drops, we look for the underlying source of your issues and work to find a personalized solution.

We have a range of advanced diagnostic equipment, including the LipiView® Ocular Surface Interferometer and the TearLab™ Osmolarity System.  

Do I need to see a doctor?

Schedule an Appointment If Symptoms Interfere with Your Quality of Life

Asking yourself a few simple questions can give you a sense of whether you need to seek treatment for dry eyes:

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Are your eyes often red and itchy?

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Do your eyes regularly burn, water, or sting?

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Do you struggle with driving at night?

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Is your vision blurry?

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Do you have trouble wearing contacts?

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Do you suffer with persistent symptoms?

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Have over-the-counter solutions or lifestyle changes failed to offer relief?

Let's dive deeper into your treatment options...

Personalized Treatment Options to Relieve Uncomfortable Symptoms

We offer a range of treatments for dry eyes at Wicker Park Eye Center. Our doctors can evaluate your symptoms and determine the best option for your unique needs. Depending on the cause and nature of your symptoms, we may recommend:

Eye Drops

Artificial tears and lubricating eye drops are generally a good solution for mild dryness resulting from computer use or other causes. If over-the-counter drops are not sufficient, we can prescribe medicated drops.

Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes

The eyelid wipes from Blephadex are preservative-free and use natural ingredients to relieve the symptoms of dry, itchy eyes without the burning or stinging sensation of other brands.

Unique Punctal Plugs

A punctal plug is placed in the tear duct to increase the moisture on the surface of your eye. We use extended duration punctal plugs, which are the most comfortable variety available.

Can I really find relief?

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But can I afford treatment?

Treating Dry Eyes Is Typically Affordable and Often Covered by Insurance

The cost of treating dry eyes depends on several factors, including:

The Severity of Your Symptoms

If you only have mild dryness, you may be able to treat your symptoms with eye drops or eyelid wipes, which will cost less than placing punctal plugs.

Your Insurance Coverage

Often, vision insurance will cover the costs of diagnosing and treating dry eyes. If you do not have insurance, your out-of-pocket expenses will likely be higher.

Additional Testing

In some cases, we will need to perform additional tests to determine the root cause of your dry eye symptoms. These tests may add to your final bill.

Our team can give you a personalized cost estimate after performing a dry eye evaluation at our office. 

How common are dry eyes?

If You Suffer with Dry Eyes, You Are Not Alone

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*According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Get the treatment you need to find relief at Wicker Park Eye Center.

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Wicker Park Eye Center

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At Wicker Park Eye Center, our team is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care in a family-friendly environment. With one board-certified ophthalmologist and two optometrists, we offer a range of advanced treatment options. To learn more about our doctors, click on their links below.

For more information, contact our office online or call (773) 376-2020 today.

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I have visited Wicker Eye Park Center a few times, with each visit I have received excellent service. Dr. Tepper is the best ophthalmologist that I have seen in many years. He, like his staff, is also courteous respectful and very professional. Juan B.

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I have visited Wicker Eye Park Center a few times, with each visit I have received excellent service. Dr. Tepper is the best ophthalmologist that I have seen in many years. He, like his staff, is also courteous respectful and very professional. Juan B.

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2222 W Division St
Suite 135 Chicago, IL 60622

Open Today 8:30am - 5:00pm

Open one Saturday per month

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Chicago Office

2222 W Division St
Suite 135 Chicago, IL 60622

Open Today 8:30am - 5:00pm

Open one Saturday per month

More Info Directions (773) 376-2020

Message

I have visited Wicker Eye Park Center a few times, with each visit I have received excellent service. Dr. Tepper is the best ophthalmologist that I have seen in many years. He, like his staff, is also courteous respectful and very professional. Juan B.