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Dry Eye Treatment in Spring

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 Memorial Eye Center - Riley Fuzzel 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 Spring 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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Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 02, 2022
Very nice and friendly front desk! Great customer service! Dr Madhok is fantastic!
- Oct. 05, 2022
Dr and staff was super nice
- Oct. 01, 2022
Great service from the entire staff! Thanks you!!
- Sep. 16, 2022
Excellent!! Only complaint is the wait time was too long. EVERYTHING else was excellent!! Will not ... Show Morebe returning to Mann.
- Sep. 13, 2022
My mom was a recent customer and this review is for her. Excellent service! From the ease of makin... Show Moreg an appointment to going to see them was a smooth process.
- Sep. 02, 2022
Everyone was very nice and helpful from start to finish.
- Aug. 13, 2022
Everybody was friendly and professional! The frame stylist was spot on and even picked some frames I... Show More really like even though they were outside "my box".
- Aug. 12, 2022
Amazing staff! Very satisfied with my lenses and the service!
- Jun. 09, 2022
Everyone is always nice and professional. It's a convenient location and I always feel like I'm well... Show More taken care of.
- May. 07, 2022
The eye exam was very thoroughly done. We retook pictures to run a comparison from my last visit. Th... Show Moreey are patient, detailed and friendly. I like their assortment of eye frames available.
- Apr. 14, 2022
My Mother was having issues with her eyes. Dr. Madhok worked her in since there were no appointment... Show Mores. Once she saw my Mother, she was concerned and got an appointment with a specialist the same day. The next day Dr. Madhok called to check on my Mother making sure she had been seen and had what she needed.
- Jan. 22, 2022
The best office area I've been in years and customer service is outstanding
- Dec. 24, 2021
Great doctor and staff!
- Aug. 10, 2021
This office is phenomenal. The staff the doctor and the cleanliness of the office was awesome. It wa... Show Mores pleasant to see disinfectant and safety measures notably being taken from arrival to departure. Will definitely be back!!!!!
- Jun. 17, 2021
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- May. 16, 2021
You received us kindly, and the attention was pleasant, giving us a prompt response and solution to ... Show Moreour situation.!
- Apr. 07, 2021
Awesome people and friendly
- Mar. 04, 2021
Technician and doctor are very nice, very competent. Practice is well equipped.
- Feb. 10, 2021
The entire staff is professional, kind and patient. This was by far one of my best eye appointment e... Show Morexperiences. I highly recommend them for convenient location and excellent customer service.
- Jan. 17, 2021
Excellent customer service! Patient, kind and responsive. Not sure of the staff names in the front b... Show Moreut they were great!! I think Lewis and not sure the other young lady. She helped me pick out my glasses!

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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

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