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To adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, all patients must wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose for the duration of the time in our office. Please be advised, a screening and temperature check will take place prior to entry. If you arrive early for your scheduled visit, you may be asked to wait until your appointment time before entering the building. We also request that any accompanying family, caregivers, and drivers remain outside for the duration of the visit, unless their presence is essential. Curbside pick-up for both contacts and glasses is available.

We are making every effort to assure your visit to our office is comfortable and safe. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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Best Family Eyecare in Kittery & Wells, Maine

Our eye care professionals in Wells and Kittery specialize in understanding how the human eye works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Our eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

The optometrists and ophthalmologists at Kittery Eye take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. To us, maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership.

From our offices in Kittery and Wells, Kittery Optometric Associates and Kittery Ophthalmic Consultants serve patients from the Seacoast Region of Maine and New Hampshire. Schedule an appointment today, and if you have a moment, please give us your feedback about our site and your experiences with our practice.

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The only way to detect glaucoma is to have a comprehensive eye exam which includes dilation, measuring internal eye pressure and a scan of the retina for signs of disease.

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Diabetes and vision go hand in hand. If you have diabetes, you need to know that having this systemic disease puts you at greater risk for developing vision problems.

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Dry eyes result from chronic lack of lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye, which causes irritation, an increased risk of inflammation and eye infections.

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Meet Our Eye Doctors

Meet our eye doctors in Kittery, Maine. We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages – all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care clinic, every patient is treated warmly and effectively. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. We’re dedicated to optimizing your vision!

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Kittery Optometric Associates is a full-service optical center with the knowledge, skills, and expertise needed to help our patients in Kittery look and feel their best. We understand how much first impressions matter. After all, your face is the first thing people see when they look at you.

We’ll ensure that you put your best face forward. Enjoy clear vision and feel fantastic!

Insurances We Accept At Kittery Optometric Associates

Please contact Kittery Ophthalmic Consultants for any questions regarding insurance. For a list of accepted insurances at Kittery Optometric Associates, click here.

  • AARP
  • Medicare
  • Principal
  • Aetna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare Beneficiaries
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Mail Handlers
  • Champva
  • Tricare
  • Cigna
  • Unicare
  • United Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Martins Point Health Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal
  • Meridian Insurance
  • First Health
  • AARP
  • Medicare
  • Principal
  • Aetna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare Beneficiaries
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Mail Handlers
  • Champva
  • Tricare
  • Cigna
  • Unicare
  • United Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Martins Point Health Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal
  • Meridian Insurance
  • First Health

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Your Optometrists & Ophthalmologists in Kittery & Wells, Maine

Our eye care professionals in Wells and Kittery specialize in understanding how the human eye works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Our eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

The optometrists and ophthalmologists at Kittery Eye take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. To us, maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership.

From our offices in Kittery and Wells, Kittery Optometric Associates and Kittery Ophthalmic Consultants serve patients from the Seacoast Region of Maine and New Hampshire. Schedule an appointment today, and if you have a moment, please give us your feedback about our site and your experiences with our practice.

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The only way to detect glaucoma is to have a comprehensive eye exam which includes dilation, measuring internal eye pressure and a scan of the retina for signs of disease.

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Diabetes and vision go hand in hand. If you have diabetes, you need to know that having this systemic disease puts you at greater risk for developing vision problems.

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Dry eyes result from chronic lack of lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye, which causes irritation, an increased risk of inflammation and eye infections.

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How do I know if I have Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye can cause quite a few symptoms, anything from the eyes actually feeling dry to the eyes watering often, or having a burning, itchy, or irritated feeling. One of the most common symptoms is the eyes feeling gritty or like something is in your eye. Most people will often experience blurred vision since the tears, which comprise the outermost surface of the eye, are unstable.

Is there anything I can do to prevent it?

Dry eye is multifactorial, and each person’s dry eye is unique to them. To help prevent dry eye, make sure to consume 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to avoid dehydration. Some nutritional supplements, such as fish oil and flaxseed oil, can contribute to a more stable tear layer.

Remember to blink regularly and take breaks often when on a computer, cell phone or when watching television. During times of the year when there is less humidity, a humidifier might be helpful to provide more moisture in the air.

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases causing damage to the optic nerve that can lead to vision loss or blindness. While there is a lot of information out there on glaucoma, there are also many misconceptions. Read on to learn to discover the REAL facts.
Contact lenses that don’t fit properly can cause discomfort and even eye damage. During a contact lens exam, your eye doctor will perform various tests to ensure you get the right prescription and the proper fit.

Vision Insurance & Financing in Kittery & Wells, ME

Please contact Kittery Ophthalmic Consultants for any questions regarding insurance. For a list of accepted insurances at Kittery Optometric Associates, click here.

What causes Dry Eyes?

A person who has dry eye syndrome will often think that their red, dry, itchy eyes are nothing more than something minor, like allergies, and live a long time with the severe discomfort that comes with dry eye syndrome. Some people find that, regardless of what measures are taken, the condition does not change significantly and an eye doctor must be consulted to bring relief.

Fortunately, the doctors at Kittery Eye are very familiar with the the symptoms of dry eye syndrome and how to treat it. We have compiled some points of essential knowledge below, to help our patients recognize the indications of this uncomfortable and painful eye condition in a more timely fashion, so that they can prevent prolonging the pain and discomfort of this extremely uncomfortable.

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is characterized by itchy, red, dry feeling eyes that might not get better until professional medical help is obtained. Doctors generally discuss two broad causes for dry eye syndrome. Either:

The eyes don’t make enough tears, and the eye cannot be comfortably hydrated

OR

The eye produces tears which are flawed. They often lack one or more essential parts normally included in tears to allow them to properly coat and hydrate the eye.

The leading defense against either of these forms of dry eye syndrome is a type of specialty eye drops called “artificial tears.” These special eye drops combat the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye syndrome by imitating real tears as closely as possible.

In order to do this in the best way possible, there are many different formulations of artificial tears. Each formulation addresses a different underlying cause of your dry eye. Some help to to address the issues of dry eye syndrome in which tears are lacking in quantity, and others will add one or more building blocks to your tears to help them better perform their intended function.

Dry eye syndrome is a chronic and typically progressive condition. Depending on its cause and severity, it may not be completely curable. But in most cases, dry eyes can be managed successfully, usually resulting in noticeably greater eye comfort, fewer dry eye symptoms, and sometimes sharper vision as well.

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