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Dry Eye Treatment in Kingwood

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 Family Vision Center - Kingwood 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 Kingwood 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. 23, 2024
I love the atmosphere, the staff and how quickly you are taken care of when you arrive for your appo... intment. It is a very pleasant experience all around.
- May. 18, 2024
Dr. Anderson and his staff are great. I got my last pair of glasses there and love them.
- May. 11, 2024
Great atmosphere! All of the staff was very friendly and helpful. This was my first visit to this pr... actice but I will be returning.
- Mar. 15, 2024
Highly recommend Dr Probst and Dr Anderson. They have walked us through some pretty stressful eye co... ncerns with our 5 y/o and we feel great about the ongoing care we’ve received. The entire staff is super kind and patient with my son. We wouldn’t go anywhere else.
- Feb. 18, 2024
An efficient and friendly environment. The doctor took time to explain my condition after a thoroug... h exam.
- Feb. 13, 2024
My wife and I have been coming here for years and have no reasons to go anywhere else.
- Feb. 08, 2024
Family Vision Center provides excellent care! My family and I have been going to Family Vision Cent... er for 22 years.
- Jan. 27, 2024
Outstanding customer experience and medical eye services. Since moving to Houston, they become my pr... eferred vision care provider. Love the glasses variety & technology use to do eye exams. Well done.
- Jan. 18, 2024
Nicest doctor and staff I have ever met. Genuinely, can’t say or don’t know how to show them the... praise they deserve.
- Jan. 07, 2024
Friendly and professional atmosphere with a staff who's willing to assist you.
- Dec. 04, 2023
Awesome vision center and highly recommend. Dr. Probst was exceptionally personable. I didn't feel l... ike just another number to her and the staff at Family Vision Center. I/we were looking for a new Optometrist and vision center, and it looks like we found it.
- Nov. 21, 2023
Staff was very helpful to my elderly sister
- Nov. 19, 2023
Great place and staff
- Sep. 26, 2023
Excellent service and very knowledgeable doctors. Highly recommend.
- Sep. 09, 2023
Very prompt, friendly and will work with you to find the best option for you.
- Aug. 31, 2023
Dr Mark takes his time to make sure the bases are covered.
- Aug. 18, 2023
Family Vision Center made our day when my Son and I visited for an emergency. Every single staff mem... ber and the Doctor were helpful and friendly!
- Aug. 03, 2023
Great service, great staff, friendly environment!
- Jun. 18, 2023
Helpful and patient staff
- Jun. 02, 2023
Great customer service , and attentive staff.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Kingwood

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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