Dry Eye

At Warrenville EyeCare, one of Dr. Nijm’s areas of expertise is in the treatment and evaluation of dry eye.  She understands that dry eyes can cause an individual a great deal of discomfort and is devoted to ensuring each patient’s symptoms are treated with particular care.

Symptoms of dry eyes may include:

  • Pain
  • Light sensitivity
  • Gritty sensation
  • A feeling of a foreign body or sand in the eye
  • Stringy mucous around the eye
  • Inability to wear contact lenses
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Blurring of vision
  • Excess tearing (can even be a sign of dry eye!)

Being a fellowship trained corneal specialist, Dr. Nijm has expert training in the evaluation and management of dry eyes. Though dry eyes cannot be cured, Dr. Nijm is dedicated to

finding the right treatment regimen for each patient to reduce or even eliminate the most common symptoms that patients experience.  She will perform a complete exam focusing on the health of the ocular surface, the glands in the eyelids, the tear film, the quantity of tear production, and the tear composition to create an individualized treatment protocol for each patient. 

Most health insurance plans cover the evaluation and treatment of dry eyes.  Call today to schedule your appointment for a complete dry eye evaluation with Dr. Nijm at 630-393-7100.