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Dry Eye Treatment in East El Paso

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 Envision Optics 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 East El Paso 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
- Apr. 05, 2024
The service was great! Loved how thorough my exam was and the customer service was awesome.
- Sep. 02, 2022
Excellent service, friendly staff and great atmosphere. Even if I didn’t have vision coverage, I w... ould pay out of pocket. Hands down, the best eye place!
- May. 04, 2022
My experience was awesome. This was my first visit outside of military care. The staff was very prof... essional and I was seen on time. The intake nurse was very thorough on my health history and made me feel at ease. The doctor and the nurse knew what my insurance covered, and what it did not. I specifically told the doctor what I needed and he obliged. I will definitely return next year.
- Dec. 09, 2021
Always a pleasant visit very helpful and great selections
- Dec. 03, 2021
Dr. Soto was very thorough, staff did an amazing job helping me with my glasses.
- Jul. 20, 2020
2m ago was my very first time to the George Dieter office and I was treated extremely nice. I love t... hat their door was locked to keepceveryonevsafe, they greeted me at the door and took my temp let me clean my gloved hands. Nothing but safe. I found my new eye clinic. Thank you.
- Mar. 25, 2020
I love it there, the service is always great. And the doctors as well
- Sep. 21, 2019
In my 64 years of living, this was the most thorough eye exam I've ever had. Dr. McIntosh took the t... ime to explain each test and the results. The entire staff was very courteous and professional, getting me in and out with almost no waiting time. This is the place to go for your eyecare needs.
- Aug. 28, 2019
Really great Dr and superb support staff. Excellent prices on higher end frames like Ray-Ban and eve... n Harley Davidson. Unbelievable turn-around time from visit to ready for pickup, under a week! Will be bringing the family here for their yearly exams too.
- Jul. 07, 2019
So I drove 3 Hours to this office and was amazed at the fantastic service. The technician was fast a... nd helpful, Andrew was funny and friendly, and Arturo was absolutely fantastic. Very insightful team. Making the trip to go back. Also helped us around El Paso and have good insight on other things!
- Jun. 12, 2019
They are such a joy to work with. Friendly. They do there best to make you happy.
- Sep. 12, 2018
Customer service is outstanding the ladies really helped me out when i suddenly found myself out of ... lenses and in a real bind
- Mar. 13, 2018
Took in a pair of glasses to ask for adjustments. They were cheerful and quick to fix the glasses a... t no charge for my Dad.
- Jun. 27, 2017
Very good place and great service

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Dry Eyes Treatment in East El Paso

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Hours
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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