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Dry Eye Treatment in Highland Farms

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 - Garth Rd Baytown 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 Highland Farms 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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- Jun. 17, 2024
Dr Ramon and staff always give great customer service.
- May. 26, 2024
Extremely friendly staff. Got me in and out without spending a fortune.
- May. 09, 2024
Great staff and weekend hours
- May. 05, 2024
They were able to see me the same day for a sudden issue, everyone was friendly and the doctor quick... ly diagnosed my problem and throughly explained how to resolve it. Excellence from beginning to end!
- Apr. 27, 2024
If glasses or contacts are required this is the place to go. The service is exceptional, the enviro... nment is nice and welcoming and the staff is friendly and informative.
- Apr. 02, 2024
No waiting time. Fast quality service!
- Mar. 16, 2024
Dr. Ramon is great! He explained everything to me about what was going on with my eyes. He took the ... time to make sure I understood how to use 1 of my samples. The staff was really nice also.
- Mar. 15, 2024
Excellent service from the doctor and the entire staff. Also, great they have a very nice selection ... of frames to pick from.
- Mar. 05, 2024
Most amazing place ever wonderful staff and well trained doctors!
- Mar. 02, 2024
Dr Ramon and Staff are there to help with your optical issues.
- Feb. 27, 2024
Very professional.
- Feb. 27, 2024
Great visit! No long wait time Dr. Radar and the staff was very nice and welcoming! Dr. Radar was ... also very thorough, kind, patient and she listened. Overall, experience was wonderful.
- Feb. 27, 2024
Friendly staff. Easy and excellent to work with. Huge selection of glasses to choose from.
- Jan. 30, 2024
Highly recommend
- Jan. 23, 2024
I highly recommend them. They are very kind they explained everything they believe you have choices ... reasonably priced excellent service would highly recommend to anyone
- Jan. 19, 2024
Service was great
- Dec. 28, 2023
I have been going to Memorial Eye Center (Vision Source) since I accepted the fact that I might need... glasses a couple years ago. A great experience from start to finish. The scheduling process is very easy and now can be done online - you can even verify your insurance and upload your ID card. Dr. Evans is warm and informative. My only complaint has nothing to do with them … it’s me … the frames I am always attracted to happen to be the most expensive … the first time it was Armani, last time Burberry and this time, Prada. Why are the cheapest frames also the ugliest?! In 3 annual check-ups, I’ve yet to walk out without dropping at least $900! And that’s with insurance! Amy was very helpful at maximizing my benefits though.
- Nov. 25, 2023
Great staff, clean office, open appointments, short wait time and glasses collection is diverse
- Nov. 18, 2023
Awesome customer service
- Nov. 10, 2023
Very thorough Staff.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Highland Farms

Our optometry practice in Highland Farms

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross

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