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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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Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 24, 2022
Dr. Pope and staff are wonderful. Very thorough and helpful.
- Nov. 16, 2022
Speedy service without feeling rushed.
- Oct. 18, 2022
A wonderful office staff very polite and caring and a superior eye doctor I highly recommend this pl... Show Moreace
- Oct. 16, 2022
Christina is the best! The entire staff is welcoming and friendly as soon as you enter the doors. ... Show More They even helped me pick out my frames that looked best on me.
- Oct. 12, 2022
This is an awesome practice. My son injured his eye, and although we were not established patients, ... Show MoreDr. Pope and his staff got us in immediately and took great care of my son. I highly recommend Parkwood Vision. Beautiful, clean office, caring staff, and a great doctor!
- Sep. 07, 2022
Friendly, courteous, communicative, knowledgeable, and professional. Overall great experience and at... Show Moremosphere!
- Aug. 17, 2022
Amazing service, great customer service and up to date technology that made my 1st experience with t... Show Morehem very pleasant!!
- Aug. 04, 2022
Dr. Pope is gentle and friendly. He takes extra time to make sure that you understand and never rush... Show Morees. He is a great choice for children that may be nervous about seeing an eye doctor. They also have cutting edge technology that surprised me! Very through exam!
- Jul. 27, 2022
Wonderful staff and caring dr
- Jul. 22, 2022
Dr Pope runs a well-organized and efficient practice. They always seem to be on time for my appoint... Show Morement, but I never feel rushed. Great Doctor and staff!
- Jul. 17, 2022
Excellent Doctor. Staff were very kind, friendly, and helpful.
- Jul. 10, 2022
Highly recommended.
- Jul. 01, 2022
Excellent service and very knowledgeable.
- Jun. 30, 2022
Dr. Pope and his entire staff are amazing! As a first-time glasses' wearer, it was great to have a ... Show Morestaff that loves their job and is there to help you understand start to finish what to expect, including picking out the glasses that look best on you. Hands down, best experience ever! My family will only go see Dr. Pope.
- Jun. 14, 2022
Very friendly staff. My appointment was on time. Everything was explained in a manner to which I cou... Show Moreld understand and my concerns were taken seriously. Dr. Pope was able to recommend different products to suit my needs. I would definitely recommend!
- Apr. 18, 2022
I had a great experience with Dr. Pope and his team. Highly recommend.
- Apr. 14, 2022
Great experience, friendly and efficient
- Mar. 30, 2022
The staff are always so happy here! I definitely enjoy visiting this Parkwood Vision Center! Prices ... Show Moreare great also. Great customer service. 🙌🙌🎉
- Mar. 28, 2022
Friendly and helpful always
- Feb. 19, 2022
Office was very nice and clean and every staff member was very professional and pleasant to talk to ... Show Moreand Dr Jones was very professional and calming to talk to would highly recommend Dr Jones she will be my regular eye doctor for sure nice to find someone that really cares. Thanks Jesse

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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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