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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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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

Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 15, 2024
Friendly professional service. Doc knew her stuff. Felt taken care of properly. Highly recommend.
- Feb. 01, 2024
Pleasant experience
- Jan. 13, 2024
I was personally greeted by polite and friendly staff as soon as I walked through the door for the f... irst time to the time I went back to pick up my readers. Dr. Bui is awesome. I've never been as pleased with any eye doctor as I have been with her. She's very kind, patient, easy going and knowledgeable. She basically told me the same thing my other (retired) eye doctors told me since I was little, so that's how I know she's knowledgeable. I'll definitely go back to Memorial Eye Center for my future eye care needs.
- Jan. 08, 2024
Dr. Bui was amazing. She was just filling in for the new doctor but I really liked her! Rachel, the... Practice Manager was absolutely incredible. Rachel was helpful, extremely personable had the best sense of humor! She really made the experience fun and I usually can’t say that about eye appointments! Without hesitation, I recommend 100%!
- Nov. 24, 2023
Knowledgeable, friendly and makes you feel welcomed. Very helpful with frame selection and not pushy... when it comes to sales.
- Nov. 17, 2023
Dr. Manvi Madhok is awesome! I go there every year for my annual eye exam. I don’t wear glasses or... contacts but always good to keep an eye on your eyes.
- Aug. 30, 2023
Great service and professionalism. Dr is patient and listens to concerns. Staff are helpful and supe... r friendly.
- May. 28, 2023
Always experiences and friendly staff.
- Apr. 01, 2023
I have been going to Memorial Eye Center for 5 years now. I had glasses for the first 3 years and t... hen they helped me with all my follow up after getting Lasik. 2 years later with annual checkups and some emergency visits for other eye health reasons, they have always had consistently great service.
- Mar. 11, 2023
Great service, good customer service , nice please.
- Feb. 15, 2023
Great office. Very professional staff from front desk to Doctor. Highly recommend them for your eye ... care.
- Jan. 25, 2023
Doctor was nice and pay attention to her patients The office was neat and clean Assistants are polit... e
- Nov. 29, 2022
Fantastic Staff! Very friendly, knowledgeable and the doctor was extremely thorough explaining the ... exam process and results.
- Nov. 27, 2022
Everyone was very friendly.
- 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 ... be returning to Mann.
- 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... really like even though they were outside "my box".

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