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Dry Eyes

Burning, pain, and redness in your eyes can be a sign of dry eye syndrome. 

Dry eye may be a symptom of worse problems on the horizon, such as inflammation and corneal scarring.

At Ohio Vision, our doctors in Sidney, Troy, Celina, and Bellefontaine, OH, can help you return to a comfortable life free from dry eye.

What Is Dry Eye?


Dry eye syndrome is a condition in which you do not produce enough tears or produce tears of such poor quality that they cannot properly protect or moisten the eyes. When dry eye syndrome occurs, people experience a variety of dry eye issues.

Signs You May Have Dry Eye Syndrome

Occasional eye irritation does not necessarily indicate dry eye syndrome. However, you may have dry eye syndrome if you persistently experience the following:

  • Burning
  • Redness
  • Eye pain
  • Heavy eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Watery tearing
  • Eye exhaustion
  • Light sensitivity
  • Stringy eye mucus
  • Sand feeling in eyes

If the above dry eye symptoms sound familiar, our doctors in Bellefontaine, Celina, Sidney, and Troy can determine if you need treatment at an in-person appointment.

Dry Eye Treatment Is One Call Away

You do not have to allow dry eyes to inhibit your life. The eye doctors of Ohio Vision are here to evaluate and treat your condition, from the surface of the eye to deeper structural issues.

Call (937) 492-8040 or write to us to request an appointment. We have locations in Sidney, Bellefontaine, Celina, and Troy.

Praise for the Team at Ohio Vision Patients in and Around Sidney Say We Are the Best


Teresa Mikesell


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Very well performed exam, Dr. Wilding explained the process and plan in terms that were easy to understand.

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Ed Pohlman


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Very professional, helpful and friendly caring staff every time my wife or I have an appointment Dr Wilding or Dr Schemmel

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Dry Eyes &
Contact Lenses


Sometimes the contact lenses you use can contribute to dry eyes by preventing tear lubrication. When dry eyes become more severe, the condition can even prevent you from wearing contact lenses at all. Many patients prefer contacts over glasses and do not want to lose the ability to wear them. Our doctors can evaluate your contacts and see if a softer lens may help alleviate your dry eyes and allow healthy contact use.

How We Perform Dry Eye Treatments

Our highly-skilled doctors can perform a variety of dry eye treatments depending on your personal needs. These can range from artificial tears to complex surgery. 
We can treat your dry eyes with artificial tears, surgical care, and other methods.
We can treat your dry eyes with artificial tears, surgical care, and other methods.

Medical Eye Drops

Using synthetic eye drops that function as artificial tears is a very popular way to fight dry eyes. Many patients attempt to use over-the-counter eye drops for artificial tears treatment, but prescription drops are more effective at lubricating the surface of the eye. Steroid eye drops are another option that we can use to combat eye inflammation. 

Punctal Plugs

You may be experiencing a lack of tears due to rapid tear drainage. Our eyes have ducts in their corners from which tears are filtered out. Plugging these tear ducts can limit tear loss nearly instantaneously.

Skilled Surgery

In severe cases of dry eye syndrome, we may recommend surgery. One option is permanently closing the tear ducts to prevent loss of moisture. Another option could be surgery designed to tighten your eyelids. Finally, we may recommend eyelid surgery to rectify blinking problems. 

At-Home Care

Dry eye is already intrusive and many patients want to limit their impact on their life. There are at-home treatments and medications our doctors may be able to prescribe. These include medications to promote tear formation and eyelid ointments designed to moisturize your eyes.

More Rave Reviews From Patients Come See Our Doctors in Bellefontaine, Celina, Sidney, and Troy


David Bornhorst


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This was my second visit to Ohio Vision and could not be more satisfied with the over all results. The staff were very professional and friendly and were happy to answer any questions that I my have. The doctor, while being business like, and friendly, took the time to cover all aspects of the examanation and aleviate all my concerns. Excellent Vision center.

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Ashley Stetler


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The office staff were great! Very helpful with insurance and what to expect coming in. Dr. Wilding is very comforting and fun to be around. For my procedure he was very good with explaining what he was doing and what to expect. He has a very good "bnedside manner"!

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Ohio Vision

Ohio Vision is honored to provide the very best medical and surgical eye care to patients in Mercer, Shelby, Logan, and Miami Counties. Drs. Wilding, Johnson, and Schemmel are all board-certified and experts in their respective disciplines. We are proud to be affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

To request more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (937) 492-8040.

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