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Dry Eye Treatment in Friendswood

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 Parkwood Vision Center 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 Friendswood 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 Friendswood

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 14, 2024
It was a good experience from the eye exam to picking frames to getting new glasses.
- Mar. 16, 2024
Great optometrist and staff. He helped me get a better prescription which in turn improved headaches... and blurred vision in one eye for years.
- Mar. 15, 2024
Great environment, staff and Doctors!! Easy to make apts, questions are always answered, and after g... oing to several different clinics, this is where my family and I will be staying!
- Jan. 08, 2024
Very friendly and helpful. Did not have to wait a long time for the appointment to finish and was a ... week to pick up glasses.
- Dec. 23, 2023
Short wait time, respectful staff, knowledgeable doctor, and no pressure to purchase exam day. Highl... y recommended
- Dec. 18, 2023
Excellet service, attetive staff and Dr. Kvita was wonderful! I want to add Dr. Dana she was excelle... nt and and I am so delighted that I found this eye center.
- Nov. 16, 2023
Very Professional and kind. Made me feel as if I've known them.
- Nov. 08, 2023
Everyone is so nice and professional. Very little wait time and my glasses were ready pretty quickly... . The office is very clean and feels like you're at home. Highly recommend.
- Nov. 05, 2023
My husband and I went for our yearly eye checkup with Dr. Monica Jones. She is such a wonderful pers... on. We look forward to seeing her every year. Would highly recommend her.
- Oct. 24, 2023
Dr. Tyler Kvinta is delightful and very knowledgeable! I appreciated his willingness and openness to... answering my questions addressing my concerns. I appreciated the time and attention he provided during my visit.
- Oct. 08, 2023
Nice office, friendly staff, everything on time. And my glasses are perfect.
- Oct. 03, 2023
Very satisfied with friendly staff and very capable doctors.
- Jul. 21, 2023
This is the best place to take care of your eyes. The staff is awesome, all doctors are up-to-date w... ith all new batteries of tests and equipment to keep your eyes in top notch condition. Full service one stop shop exam, new glasses or contacts. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
- Jun. 30, 2023
This office is very efficient and corrected my contact order quickly and efficiently.
- May. 08, 2023
Great place
- May. 02, 2023
The service provided by Dr. Jones and staff was excellent. Dr. Jones took her time and made sure we ... understood everything that was going on with my husband. Dr. Jones really cares about her patients and it shows.
- May. 01, 2023
Always clean and always courteous, friendly staff. Dr. takes his time with patient. Ive been going t... o him for my vision as well as my childrens for 20 yrs.
- Apr. 20, 2023
Staff is always friendly and quickly responds to all communication. They provide a full service exp... erience.
- Apr. 20, 2023
I had an eye problem (not emergency), not just regular vision check and was able to get an appt the ... within 48 hours. They got me in timely and Dr. Pope took care of the problem. Very good service!
- Apr. 10, 2023
Dr. Pope is great, he really cares and it does not feeling like he is just “doing his job”

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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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