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Dry Eye Treatment in Atascocita

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

(832) 551-2020

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 Family Vision Center - Atascocita 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 Atascocita 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 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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- Jul. 02, 2024
I really enjoyed the staff, very pleasant. It was a different experience from previous eye appointme... nts, more thorough.
- May. 23, 2024
Dr. Anderson was very knowledgeable and professional. She took the time to explain my condition and ... her concerns. Dr. Rhonda Anderson was extremely helpful. I would recommend her to anyone. It was my first time there, and I would definitely be back.
- May. 09, 2024
Dr. Anderson is great. Very professional and took the time to explain my options to me.
- Mar. 10, 2024
Dr Rhonda Anderson OD is extremely knowledgeable and professional. She took the time to explain to m... e my issues and treatment options. In addition to her professional experience, her attitude to serve and help patients, she is very nice and distinguish Dr. I strongly recommend Dr Anderson OD.
- Feb. 22, 2024
Great customer service. Everyone took the time ti explain the procedures.
- Feb. 11, 2024
Everything was amazing from the office staff to the doctor the decorations it was very inviting beau... tiful.
- Feb. 01, 2024
Flawless execution
- Jan. 22, 2024
Highly recommend this group!
- Jan. 08, 2024
Great staff! My husband and I both had appointments recently. We really appreciated their profession... alism and friendliness.
- Dec. 12, 2023
My Doctor is the Great Person she listed to you and do the very best for you!
- Dec. 04, 2023
I absolutely love Dr. Rhonda Anderson. She put my daughter in the correct prescription after she had... been struggling in the wrong glasses. My sweet 6 year old can finally see!
- Dec. 01, 2023
Great staff. Great doctor.
- Sep. 23, 2023
Knowledgeable staff & experienced team. State of the art technology as well - made everything move f... aster.
- Jul. 26, 2023
Talk about lifesavers!! I went in to Family Vision source , with a crunch in time and very overwhelm... ed. Brandie in the front desk was amazing!! She offered several options for me and was able to squeeze me in for an appointment for my daughter the same day! . The entire staff was so helpful, and quick . Not to mention the glasses took less than a week to be ready! Thank you so much for being amazing!
- Jun. 20, 2023
Family Vision Center has been taking care of my family for years, at both Atascocita and Kingwood of... fices
- Apr. 12, 2023
Very thorough and professional in and out quickly
- Mar. 19, 2023
The staff was friendly. The doctor took his time to explain the dx. He took his time and made us fee... l like we mattered.
- Mar. 04, 2023
Great staff and very clean and orderly facility.
- Jan. 10, 2023
Dr. Anderson and his staff are amazing
- Dec. 31, 2022
Excellent service!!!!

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Atascocita

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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