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Dry Eye Treatment in Coomer Creek

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 Garland 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 Coomer Creek 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. 03, 2024
Excellent customer service as soon as you walk-in, to the second you leave! My son’s glasses were ... in super quick and the eyeglass technician was very knowledgeable and friendly while helping us pick out his new glasses and during adjusting/fitting when picking up the new glasses. Great experience, thank you!
- May. 17, 2024
Dr. Elizabeth was soooo amazing and sweet. She made my children feel so welcome and comfortable on o... ur visit thier at the office. I loved her energy and also the guy who helps you pick out the frams was awesome to work with as well.
- May. 15, 2024
Great friendly and professional Staff. Dr.Kin really took her time and didn’t rush. She made sure ... my three little ones received the best vision care. I can’t remember this one Staff members name, I believe it was Sarah but she helped my son find his glasses and confidence. He was having a very hard time being a newbie to wearing glasses. Silent tears was falling and I have to admit I wasn’t making it any better. She left the biggest impression on me by calming him down, finding the perfect pair of glasses and making him feel cool about wearing them. I believe she was from Michigan big shout out and kudos to her! Thank you so much!
- Mar. 21, 2024
They are so nice and personable.
- Mar. 10, 2024
Friendly staff. Nice lens options, frames and great overall final product. Great over all experience... .
- Feb. 26, 2024
Optometrists are competent and take time to answer questions. And everyone there is so wonderful, fr... iendly, and helpful.
- Feb. 19, 2024
Very professional and polite.I had a great experience and will be returning next year.
- Feb. 19, 2024
Very patient and personable, and the doctor put on a mask to accommodate me!
- Feb. 10, 2024
Friendly staff and great selection of glasses 👓
- Feb. 04, 2024
I came here for the first time having been a patient of Dr. Hernandez at the original Plano location... . Dr. Yin was very polite and took care to explain my symptoms to me. I was pleased to experience the same level of quality as I was used to. After reading some reviews, I remind others to remember that doctors and other HCPs have only as much information as you provide.
- Jan. 25, 2024
I've come here a couple years now and the physicians & service is always fantastic! I had a bit of a... n issue with my glasses last year, but Sarah was so professional and took care of everything. They were all so wonderful I came back again this year. Go see my guy Manuel, he'll help you pick out something fabulous from their wide selection of stylish frames.
- Jan. 18, 2024
Great place and great people
- Dec. 11, 2023
The entire staff has been so kind, polite, and helpful. Truly a wonderful experience.
- Oct. 22, 2023
I had a very good first time visit. Dr Yin was very professional and easy going.
- Oct. 11, 2023
Everyone is extremely professional and friendly. The Doctor is so nice, informative, and felt comfor... table with her findings and plan to proceed with treatment.
- Sep. 06, 2023
Super friendly! Glasses I got are awesome no issues or complains.
- Aug. 03, 2023
I’ve had really good experiences here. The communication at the front desk with Katelyn is always ... very helpful and the exam process along with the checkout is always so swiftly taken care of by Sarah. The atmosphere is great!
- Jul. 03, 2023
I found Garland Vision amongst my providers after a bad experience with an eye chain care clinic. I ... was hesitant as I had two previous bad experiences but this one turned to be a nice experience. Staff is patience and kind, lenses take like a week to be made and quality of the product is great. I have four kids who wear lenses and they constantly get them broke, so good quality is something I always look for.
- Jun. 10, 2023
Great service. Very friendly and professional 👍
- Mar. 28, 2023
Great people! All of them!!

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Coomer Creek

Our optometry practice in Coomer Creek

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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