woman with dry eye in front of a computer

Dry Eye Treatment in Far West Side

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

(210) 680-2020

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 EyeTX - Potranco for effective and lasting dry eye relief.

lady with dry eyes

How Dry Eye Disease Develops & How to Treat It

man with dry eye sneeze

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 Far West Side 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 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
4.7
485 Reviews
5
4
3
2
1
- Jun. 12, 2024
Pleasant staff and very knowledgeable about their business. Would recommend.
- Jun. 05, 2024
The staff is always so helpful friendly and the appointment goes by so fast .
- May. 06, 2024
Staff is great. They are patient, knowledgeable and very helpful. Have been going to EyeTx for a w... hile now but recently was my 1st time seeing Dr.Green. He was very thorough and caring during the exam. Great experience!
- Apr. 09, 2024
Staff we’re wonderful. Highly recommended
- Apr. 02, 2024
Dr Aguilera took the time to LISTEN to me! He trusted that I was the best person to be in touch with... my vision and eye health! I look forward to a long relationship with him and his team!
- Mar. 07, 2024
Great overall experience! Dory was quick and efficient for the initial process. The DR is great too ... she got us in and out quickly! Liam was also very helpful! I am a repeat customer and I highly recommend!
- Mar. 06, 2024
Great customer service & communication! Was able to take my time to pick the glasses I wanted & easy... to get an estimate of how much everything was to pay out of pocket. Felt very welcomed!
- Feb. 29, 2024
Dr and staff were great. Got us in and out quickly. We finally found our eye doctor.
- Feb. 13, 2024
The staff was wonderful. Victoria Jimenez was friendly, fun, and wonderful and helped us on frames ... and lenses. The doctor was very informative and kind. Definitely going back. I liked the name brands but a bigger selection of frames would be great.
- Feb. 07, 2024
Wonderful Experience! From the staff to the Doctor everyone was so kind and helpful. You can tell th... ey value the patients. I am new to the area and so happy I came to EyeTX vision center.
- Jan. 16, 2024
Great place. Highly recommend.
- Dec. 19, 2023
Outstanding service and care. I like them, so every year I use them for new frames and prescription... .
- Dec. 15, 2023
Staff was very helpful with my needs...great customer service.
- Dec. 15, 2023
Love the potranco eyetech have been going for over 10 years now. Dr's and staff treat you like famil... y all my eye needs are fulfilled. Thank you all for what you do for me and my family
- Dec. 12, 2023
Went in for an eye exam and was out in no time! Friendly staff who were very communicative and accom... modating. Dr. Alvarez and Asst. Dori were wonderful to me.
- Oct. 12, 2023
I just did, so please just post the comments I made on the survey.
- Oct. 07, 2023
Friendly staff and great customer service.
- Sep. 18, 2023
These days it's a blessing to find nice careing people working in a place like EyeTx thank you all
- Sep. 16, 2023
Super friendly, they were able to help my 5 year stay calm and still in his eye exam thank you
- Sep. 06, 2023
Am amazing experience I really recommend it the new manager Carlos was really nice and with really g... ood customer service

View All 485 Reviews

Dry Eyes Treatment in Far West Side

Our optometry practice in Far West Side

Photograph of Michael Aguilera
Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • EyeMed

senior couple with dry eye

Don't suffer in silence

Contact us for lasting dry eye relief!

(210) 680-2020