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Dry Eye Treatment in North Central

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 EyeTX - DeZavala 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 North Central 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.


Dry Eyes Treatment in North Central

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
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  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 08, 2024
The Whole staff here was awesome! All the ladies where nice and happy to help. It was nice to have s... omeone to help in trying to make a decision for my frames and glasses. Dr Green was great too. Definitely recommend EyeTx for your next exam and or frames
- Feb. 26, 2024
My "go to" for my vision and eye care needs. Superb treatment and service!
- Feb. 24, 2024
Great customer service
- Feb. 22, 2024
Fast service and friendly staff
- Feb. 07, 2024
I've never had a bad experience here
- Feb. 01, 2024
Walked in to buy a repair kit, they immediately took care of me, fixed my reading glasses, adjusted ... them while I waited, absolutely FREE! Amazing staff, so if I ever need anything, I know exactly where to go! Thank you!
- Dec. 09, 2023
Outstanding doctors and stass coupled with a friendly atmosphere makes for a winning team. I've been... a patient for years and highly recommend EyeTX-DeZavala.
- Nov. 30, 2023
Excellent
- Nov. 21, 2023
Love the staff! They helped me find exactly what I wanted.
- Oct. 26, 2023
Had an awesome experience here. I just moved here from Las Vegas and needed a new eye doctor. The es... tablishment was very clean, nice music playing and the staff was amazing and very accurate and knowledgeable. And everything was done in a timely matter. There was no hours to two hour week like it was in Vegas and I really appreciate that were hilarious. I will be back.
- Oct. 20, 2023
First time going there and I was pleasantly surprised by the service. The doctor discovered that my ... glasses I have had for years were WAY off my actual prescription, like light-years off. She took the time to show me the difference and I have NO idea how I was functioning. The lovely lady that helped me find my frame's was very knowledgeable and helpful. Not to mention she has a great sense of humor. This is now the only place I will go for all my exams. Thank you all so much.
- Oct. 13, 2023
Everyone here was such a big help, kind, and eased my mind with previous issues I've had with my vis... ion. The doctor was sure to explain everything to my understanding & the selection of frames were perfect! Thank you!
- Oct. 10, 2023
We just recently moved here and my son decided that he wanted to try contact lenses. Dr. Winfrey and... her entire staff made it such a wonderful first time experience for us. They were all so kind and patient with teaching my son how to care for, insert, and remove his contact lenses. They were professional, yet made sure to have us laughing as well, which made the experience that much more enjoyable. I would definitely recommend EyeTX - DeZavala for all of your eye care needs!
- Oct. 06, 2023
Dr Green knew exactly what would work for me. He took his time to make sure I was getting the best ... value. The staff were extremely inviting and welcoming. I will recommend family and friends in the future.
- Aug. 12, 2023
Trust Dr. And quality customer service
- Jul. 11, 2023
Great staff & always a pleasant experience!
- Jun. 26, 2023
Definitely recommend them.
- Jun. 26, 2023
The doctors are amazing and take the time to speak with their patients, answer questions and ensure ... their patients full understand their eye care. The staff is always very helpful, friendly and always very cheerful. I have been a patient at the Culebra and 1604 location and now the DeZavala and both offices are exceptional with care and customer service.
- Jun. 15, 2023
Very helpful and friendly.
- May. 26, 2023
The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about the perfect size shape, and colors that fits your ... face. And they are super knowledgeable about the care of glasses as well. They worked hard and came together to help me pick the best style frame for me. Thank you all so very much!!!

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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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