Barry Toyzer, OD -  - Optometrist

The Eye Doctors

Barry Toyzer, OD

Optometrist located in Havertown, PA

Dry Eyes Specialist

Your eyes depend on a healthy tear system to lubricate and moisturize them. When this system gets out of whack, you have uncomfortable dry eyes. Since the condition can get worse over time, visit the experienced team at The Eye Doctors in Havertown, Pennsylvania today. Dr. Barry Toyzer helps patients find relief from dry eyes so you can see clearly and comfortably again. Call or book online today.

Dry Eyes Q & A

What are the symptoms of dry eyes?

Each person with dry eyes experiences the condition differently. Your symptoms might be minor or severe, and they can worsen depending on the weather or environmental conditions.

Some common symptoms of dry eyes include:

  • Pain
  • Blurry vision
  • A gritty feeling in the eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Excess tears

It might also feel like there is a foreign object in your eye, or you might have difficulty wearing contact lenses.

What causes dry eyes?

Imbalances in the tear system are the main cause of dry eyes. But there are other causes, including:

    • Aging: dry eyes are more common if you’re over 65 or if you’re going through menopause
    • Medication: side effects from antihistamines, decongestants, blood pressure drugs, or other medications
    • Diseases: such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, or thyroid issues
    • Eyelid structural problems: these can affect tear production and eye lubrication  


Dry eyes is a condition more common among women, contact lens wearers, and people who spend a significant amount of time in front of a computer. You also may be more likely to develop dry eyes if you've had LASIK surgery or other eye procedures.  

How are dry eyes treated?

At The Eye Doctors, Dr. Toyzer examines and tests your eyes to confirm dry eyes. Next, he determines what’s causing your dry eyes.

Your dry eyes might get better with artificial tear eye drops, ointments with polyvinyl alcohol, or other medications.

Dr. Toyzer also offers a procedure called LipiFlow, which has been effective for many men and women with dry eyes — some have even reported 100% improvement. Dr. Toyzer opens and clears blocked glands so they can produce oils needed for healthy tears.

In addition to these methods, Dr. Toyzer might recommend changes in your eye care habits and new glasses or contacts.

With the right treatment, it’s easy to resolve dry eyes and have comfortable, clear vision again. To get started, call The Eye Doctors or use the one-click scheduling tool to book your appointment online.


Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Toyzer and his staff are excellent. He is extremely knowledgeable and keeps up with modern technology for prevention and diagnosis of eye problems. "

    Erin F.
  • Yelp

    "I'd recommend anyone, whether individuals and/or families with young children, to consider Dr. Tozer and the Eye Doctors in Havertown."

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  • Google

    "Dr. Toyzer and his staff are excellent. He is extremely knowledgeable and keeps up with modern technology for prevention and diagnosis of eye problems."

    Erin F.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Toyzer is extremely thorough along with using the most advanced technology for detecting potential eye problems."

    Saul B.
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    "Dr. Barry Toyzer is thorough and very excited by his work. It was a pleasure to have him work with myself and my daughter."

    Judy C.
The Eye Doctors
154 W Eagle Road
Havertown, PA 19083
Phone: 610-228-4072
Fax: (610) 449-5051
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