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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.


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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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- Jun. 19, 2024
I also buy my glasses from Memorial Eye Care in addition to the my examination because they do my co... mplicated prescription great every year. It was wrong one time in 4 years, but they made it right with no additional costs. They also have a well trained, courteous, friendly and professional staff.
- Jun. 18, 2024
Quick, thorough, friendly service!
- Jun. 03, 2024
Went in last week for routine eye exam. Brought my niece because she wanted to see what it was all a... bout and they talked her through it all. They were awesome
- May. 28, 2024
Ana, Michelle, Valeria, and Janet are very so helpful and very knowledgeable in the optical business... . You have an awesome team, keep up the great work!!
- May. 24, 2024
This is a great place for glasses! Very friendly and professional staff, my glasses came in VERY qui... ckly and look great!
- May. 23, 2024
Best eye doctor around! 🙂
- May. 23, 2024
My first visit to Memorial Eye Center was a great experience! From check-in to eye exams to the dis... cussion with Dr. Nguyen, everything flowed well, and made the most of my appointment time. I highly recommend Memorial Eye Center for all vision needs.
- Apr. 21, 2024
My eyes were having some type of irritation. They got me in very fast and Dr. Ali solved my issue so... fast. The technology was amazing but the whole staff was amazing. Dr. Ali is an amazing doctor! This is my new home for my glasses!
- Apr. 12, 2024
Very knowledgeable and Great customer service
- Mar. 27, 2024
Great staff, helpful in selecting contacts and glasses that work best for me. Listened to my concern... s.
- Mar. 25, 2024
Highly recommend this clinic. Being in the Healthcare industry, I always treat my members like I wa... nt my family to be treated. Customer Service is a big thing for me. This staff and provider took care of my mommy and were so Customer Service driven, they deserve 10 🌟
- Mar. 09, 2024
Friendly and smooth service. Got right in when I showed up for my appointment. Dr Jones was friend... ly and answered all my questions. Getting frames picked out and paid for a breeze and my glasses came in a week earlier than expected.
- Feb. 12, 2024
Great service!!
- Feb. 09, 2024
Amazing
- Jan. 09, 2024
(Translated by Google) Excellent service from the moment you enter, super friendly, perfect explanat... ion answering your questions, definitely the best I have seen. (Original) Excelente servicio desde el momento que entras, super amables, perfecta explicación respondiendo tus dudas definitivamente el mejor que he visto.
- Dec. 17, 2023
Dr Nyugen is the best eye doctor ever. I have a harsh astigmatism and with great care she patiently ... dialed my Rx in. Best experience with an eye Dr I've ever had.
- Dec. 07, 2023
Dr, Nguyen is awesome! Very thorough and kind for every interaction! The staff were friendly and hel... pful- thank you again!
- Nov. 18, 2023
Staff and doctor monica was awesome
- Nov. 14, 2023
Excellent staff and my optometrist, Dr Olumba was very knowledgeable, patient and efficient!!!
- Oct. 28, 2023
Great experience! Staff are very meticulous about cleanliness and disinfection processes. Janet was ... so pleasant and helpful with the frame and lens selection process - she made everything easy! Thank you all for a wonderful visit.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Pearland

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  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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