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Dry Eye Treatment in Loveland

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 Dr Hulme EyeCare & Dry Eye Center 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 Loveland 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.


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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

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 05, 2024
Always a pleasant experience. Dr. Hulme and his staff are the very best. Mary Taylor was so helpfu... l and patient with me as I was trying to choose frames. Thank you, Mary!
- May. 26, 2024
Been coming to Dr Hulme for 3 years now, the experience has always been great. My insurance always s... eems confusing, but we get it figured out together.
- Jan. 26, 2024
I was a new patient that had a minor medical emergency and Dr. McClelland helped me. He was extreme... ly helpful and explained everything thoroughly. The front desk staff was very friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend this eye center.
- Jan. 16, 2024
Love this place! Dr McClellan took the time to investigate and discuss all my vision concerns. He t... ruly listens! The front desk staff are efficient and friendly and the eyeglasses staff were so helpful. I highly recommend this clinic!
- Dec. 22, 2023
Really over delivered on the experience. I do not feel up sold whatsoever. The environment was real... ly inviting and the doctor was very personable. I also want to send my appreciation to Mandy at the front desk!
- Dec. 01, 2023
I saw Dr. McClelland recently and was very pleased with the thoroughness and knowledge he provided. ... This was one of the best experiences I've had getting my eyes examined. Would highly recommend Dr McClelland and the Hulme office to anyone.
- Dec. 29, 2022
Quality care, updated equipment and accepts state insurance. Got an appointment same day of request....
- Apr. 14, 2022
Just like all the other reviews say, Dr.hulme and his entire staff are wonderful they are really ou... t to help you with your eye care and they have all the newest high tech machines to test your eyes with, especially if you have dry eye symptoms. Dr.hulmes even found some other problems with my left eye after a car accident with his high tech gadgets and was able to send to me to a specialist that does eye surgery too. Will be going back since my dry eye symptoms are really annoying and is hard to find a Eye Doctor thats knows his stuff all well as Dr hulme.
- Apr. 07, 2022
I have been a Dr. Hulme patient for about 12 years. He is an excellent provider and I wouldn’t con... sider ever going anywhere else. Marcia was in charge of my care this time and she was fantastic! Very personable. 100% recommend.
- Mar. 20, 2022
Professional and personal! Excellent patient education and explanation of my exam results and the pl... an moving forward! Highly recommend!!
- Jan. 07, 2022
Doc is always straight forward and wants nothing but the best for every person that comes through th... e door. The staff always go the full distance to help me out and to make sure I walk out with exactly the glasses I want. Best optometrist I’ve ever been to.
- Dec. 29, 2021
The Staff was very professional. The physician really took his time updating my script, explaining h... is findings, and seemed genuinely interested in my care. Follow up for my new glasses was quick and easy. Great selection of frames. I can't say enough about what a great experience I had at their office.
- Dec. 20, 2021
I love this office! I take all of my children here, and have recently switched eye doctors so that ... I can see (pun definitely intended, hahaha) Dr. Hulme. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Dr. Hulme is informative, and he talks you through everything. It is very obvious that he is passionate about what he does. Any questions you have, he is able to answer. 100% recommend.
- Nov. 30, 2021
Great person. Explains the what and why of what he is doing. Receptionist very pleasant. Pre examin... ation process was very easy. The staff that fits your eye glasses know their stuff. Very efficient, professional and friendly. Highly recommend this establishment.
- Nov. 17, 2021
Dr.Hulme is a great eye doctor always very pleasant and explains things and didn’t try to force me... into a costly procedure as another place in Loveland had done and didn’t even offer me other options as Dr. Hulme did. Liz is fabulous has gone above and beyond to make sure I had proper eye drops and working with my insurance and myself to make sure I was doing alright. Front desk has been always so nice to I appreciate all of them
- Nov. 16, 2021
Awesome service, flexible, professional with an awesome customer experience. It is well worth drivin... g 2-1/2 hours to see them. Great job and great work to their Team!
- Nov. 14, 2021
I've been going to Dr. Hulme for eye care for many years. He does excellent work and very much cares... about his patients. Highly recommended.
- Oct. 26, 2021
Dr.Hulme is down to earth and straight forward his staff are professional and friendly. It was a ple... asent experience.
- Sep. 30, 2021
Just moved here a few months ago. Had several recommendations to go here. I was very happy with my a... ppointment. Dr. Hulme is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I enjoyed working with the Optician Jared (I think that was his name). He helped me find my new pair of glasses and I love them!! Can't wait to get them. Will be a return patient!!
- Sep. 15, 2021
Dr. Hulme and his staff are all very professional and efficient and knowledgeable. They are also war... m and friendly and make an office visit a pleasure!

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Loveland

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday BY APPT
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Metlife
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross

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