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Dry Eye Treatment in Missouri City

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 - Missouri City 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 Missouri City 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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- May. 22, 2024
Great experience. Fast service. Highly recommended 😊
- May. 02, 2024
Dr. Doan is great!! Very personable and knowledgeable, she answers questions thoroughly and really k... nows what she is talking about. Been coming for a few years and am always satisfied with our visits. Her staff are all very friendly. Highly recommend!
- Apr. 05, 2024
Everyone at this practice is super kind and wants to help you. They made my day.
- Apr. 03, 2024
love the decor and my experience here was great
- Apr. 02, 2024
Very friendly staff
- Mar. 24, 2024
Awesome staff and provider! Very professional and attentive! Each visit was very pleasant! I will ut... ilize them for many years to come!
- Mar. 19, 2024
Dr. Doan is the best. She’s very knowledgeable and efficient. My whole family, with various eye... issues, have seen her for years with great outcomes and experiences. Highly recommend. She better not retire anytime soon 🙂
- Dec. 16, 2023
Dr. Anh Doan is simply the best! She’s both a savvy, experienced and knowledge expert as well as c... aring and thoughtful. She takes time to provide you all options and the underlying decision factors for making the right choice for your case. I highly recommend her!
- Nov. 29, 2023
The staff is wonderful and the optometrist is amazing. I have worn contacts and glasses for twenty y... ears. She knew where to start with the evaluation. I never knew how important that would be to me. She used my baseline and built my prescription from there. I can't wait to see with my new glasses.
- Nov. 03, 2023
I wouldn't trust my vision with anyone else!!
- Oct. 29, 2023
Highly recommend Memorial Eye Center. Love my new glasses. Staff is very knowledgeable, friendly a... nd professional.
- Sep. 29, 2023
Love this location. I have frequent Memorial Eye for years but this was my first time at the Missour... i City location.
- Sep. 12, 2023
Dr. Doan and her staff are very friendly and professional. I feel confident that I am getting the be... st service available. Dr. Doan is the best!
- Sep. 09, 2023
Always a good experience l with Dr. doan and staff. The care they showed for patience is genuine.
- Jul. 20, 2023
Memorial Eye Center, Missouri City is a wonderful place with courteous staff. They are also very kno... wledgeable! I definitely recommend them!!!!
- Jul. 16, 2023
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- May. 15, 2023
Memorial Eye Center in Missouri City has been my place for eye exams and glasses for several years. ... They have a great staff and doctors are top notch. They are very through and explain everything. You can book your appointment online and complete your forms online if you’re a first timer. There is plenty of parking as well. My daughter and mother are also patients.
- Apr. 25, 2023
Great and friendly service
- Apr. 13, 2023
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- Apr. 04, 2023
Dr. Anh is incredible. So kind and knowledgeable. The staff were amazing. Everyone was so sweet and ... accommodating.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Missouri City

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