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Dry Eye Treatment in Pearland

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 of Pearland 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 Pearland 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 Pearland

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Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 27, 2022
Staff was friendly and very helpful. The doctors are very friendly and explained everything that was... Show More going on during the eye exam.
- Nov. 15, 2022
Excellent staff and experience! Love going each year!
- Nov. 07, 2022
Had a great first time experience with my family! Will be retuning and recommending my family and fr... Show Moreiends.
- Oct. 12, 2022
Dr.Dianna she is the best eye doctor and i highly recommend her she keep your eye healthy and also i... Show More have her since i was in 6th grade and i was wearing glasses is she always make feel happy and comfortable.
- Oct. 08, 2022
Staff goes above & beyond!
- Oct. 05, 2022
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR CARE AND PROFESSIONALISM
- Oct. 04, 2022
Very professional, experienced, and courteous service by doctor and staff.
- Sep. 24, 2022
You WILL be satisfied with the care and services provided. Make an eye appointment today. Don’t de... Show Morelay.
- Aug. 30, 2022
Professional, kind and very friendly staff. Nothing to change or add everything was perfect
- Aug. 30, 2022
Staff an d Dr. Dao are great
- Aug. 26, 2022
Dr.Dao, Carmen, Ana, Janet, Michelle and Josie are a phenomenal team! Highly professional, patient, ... Show Morekind, experienced, up on the latest trends and have a large stock of glasses to choose from in the store. Highly recommend this location above all others. Thanks for taking such great care of my entire family Dr. Dao!!! We are lifers for sure!!!
- Aug. 26, 2022
Fantastic service. Professional, knowledgeable, timely and tailored. Dr. Dao stays abreast of the la... Show Moretest eye technology and I trust her expertise implicitly.
- Aug. 12, 2022
Great service.
- Aug. 02, 2022
Dr. Dao and the staff routinely provide competent and caring services in an efficient and expedient ... Show Moremanner. Have been a patient for more than 10 years and have always been pleased with the care I have received. They listen to their patients and take the time to explain vision changes.
- Aug. 01, 2022
Great place and staff
- Jul. 30, 2022
Do you have a beautiful selection of glasses nice and clean building make you feel at home
- Jun. 22, 2022
My entire family and I have been long time patients of Dr. Dao and we trust her, and her staff, expl... Show Moreicitly. Highly recommend them all.
- Jun. 03, 2022
This is a really great place to keep your eyes examed or buy glasses, the staff is extremely friendl... Show Morey and the doctors are very very sweet and nice. I think they might know to much about eyes. Highly recommend this place if you are looking for eye exams
- May. 23, 2022
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- May. 09, 2022
10/10 recommend coming to this eye center I love it been coming here for years. Every optometrist is... Show More so nice and will explain every exam no matter how many times I come here. And the staff is always very friendly and helpful. Wouldn’t go anywhere else ever

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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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