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Dry Eye Treatment in Far West Side

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 - Culebra 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 Far West Side 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 Far West Side

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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
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Aetna
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 23, 2024
The appointment was quick and efficient and the turnaround time to pick up my glasses was reasonable... . I appreciated that I wasn't pressured into buying new frames when I just wanted to update the lenses in my current frames.
- Feb. 07, 2024
I brought in glasses (from an online store) that had a screw missing. The screw in them was too smal... l and barely touched the threads so it was inevitable. ANGELA helped me right away. She not only fixed them but got a screw fully threaded through the whole piece. There's no chance I'm losing a screw again. Great service!!!
- Jan. 11, 2024
Speechless! All I can say is WOW. Never in my 46 years of wearing glasses have I ever had such an ou... tstanding eye exam/visit. From scheduling to insurance to eyewear/contacts AWESOME! The staff is very nice and customer service is top notch. Brenda helped me and was so professional and awesome. Micheal was the optometrist who saw me and he was phenomenal! He explained everything every step of the way. He asked me my needs and wants and gave me options. He went above and beyond for my vision needs. There was another male at the front desk (I didn’t catch his name) who was very friendly and professional. Brenda knew my insurance benefits so I didn’t have to hassle calling to re-confirm. Not one mistake was made. I will continue to bring all of my business here. EyeTX Culebra, if any of you are reading this, just know you made my day. The exam rooms were clean and well stocked. Lots of glasses to choose from but I ended up getting contacts. I will be back and my family too!
- Jan. 06, 2024
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
- Nov. 02, 2023
Doctor and staff were outstanding
- Oct. 24, 2023
Outstanding service and a knowledgeable doc.
- Oct. 23, 2023
The staff was very friendly and helpful without putting pressure to buy.
- Oct. 13, 2023
Great friendly place !
- Sep. 12, 2023
Great customer service. Angela is a sweet heart. Only place I go for my annual exam and eyewear. ... Thank you Angela for all the help you provided on a day that started out terrible but ended on a happy note thanks to you. Angela and Elizabeth you rock✌🏽❤️
- Sep. 09, 2023
Exams are thorough and quick. Staff is friendly and store was clean. Dr. Lopez is wonderful!
- Aug. 27, 2023
Fast, nice, and professional.
- Aug. 12, 2023
Love the staff and doctors at the Culebra location—Elizabeth is a gem, always going the extra mile... and makes everything easy. Dr Aguilera was wonderful and Dr Alvarez equally amazing.
- Jul. 29, 2023
Great service
- Jul. 18, 2023
Really enjoyed coming here. 1st time at this location. Staff was friendly. They were quick but wi... thout losing any of the customer service.
- Jun. 22, 2023
Great staff ! And Dr Shriya was pleasant and addressed all my concerns!
- Jun. 01, 2023
Dr. Michael Aguilera was thorough and kind. I will continue to see him as my optometrist.
- May. 28, 2023
Great service and professional staff
- May. 26, 2023
The staff is efficient and professional
- May. 21, 2023
Very nice and helpful workers. They. Gave me fast service. And I'm so great full. .
- May. 08, 2023
In the last three years I have been to at least three different eyeglass centers. EyeTX is by far th... e best. The eye exam was done perfectly to match my vision problems. The frames were neither fancy nor nerdy. They fit my face perfectly. The staff was very helpful with all the details. There was no pressure on their part to decide on which frames I chose. I would highly recommend EyeTX to my friends and family. You need to create a commercial to advertise your excellent services.

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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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