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Dry Eye Treatment in Southwest Houston

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 - Meyerland 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 Southwest Houston 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. 10, 2024
Dr. Zaibaq and his staff are amazing. We will continue to go back for all of our eye needs!
- May. 09, 2024
They were professional and kind. The appointment ran so smoothly for my son.
- Feb. 14, 2024
Very efficient and good customer service
- Jan. 24, 2024
Was good the Dr. George and his staff are giving excellent services and giving advices and options a... nd the most important they don’t rush with the patient. Thank you!
- Jan. 20, 2024
My family and I have been clients for decades! Dr. Wong is fabulous! We have moved quite a distance ... but I will continue the drive into town for excellent service!
- Jan. 19, 2024
Had a great experience with Memorial Eye Center. The representatives reminded me of my appointment s... everal times and Dr Wong was very thorough and professional.
- Jan. 17, 2024
Dr. Wang and staff we're amazing
- Dec. 07, 2023
Great service and the staff is great always!
- Nov. 18, 2023
Thanks for the experience
- Nov. 13, 2023
I love this place. Doctor and staff were amazing. Doctors bedside manners were amazing and answered ... all the questions I had. After the eye exam and I got to pick out my frames and the staff were amazing and patient because I had no clue what frames looked good on me. I am coming back for the other frames I fell in love with
- Nov. 13, 2023
Amazing
- Sep. 07, 2023
Love Dr Wong! She is always friendly, professional and knowledgable. She explains as she does her ex... am so you are included in the process. My son and I have been patients here for several years. Great atmosphere, great staff, 5 star everytime🙂
- Aug. 14, 2023
(Translated by Google) Very professional, well explained, they treat you well and I feel satisfied w... ith their services. (Original) Muy profesionales, bien explicado , te tratan bien y me siento satisfecha con sus servicios..
- Aug. 09, 2023
I stopped by for an adjustment, and a lady named Grace took very good care of me. Her manager was fr... iendly as well.
- Jun. 30, 2023
This was my first time visiting this facility, and Dr. Zaibaq was fantastic! He thoroughly answered ... all of my questions and went above and beyond to explain what was happening. You can tell he loves his job and cares about his patients. The rest of the staff was amazing too! Everyone was very friendly and professional, and I received some great assistance picking out a new pair of glasses. I would highly recommend this place as your go-to for eye care.
- Jun. 28, 2023
Very nice and knowledgeable personal
- May. 25, 2023
I've been a patient here for a number of years and have always found the doctors and entire staff to... be helpful, courteous and caring.
- May. 12, 2023
Excellent service.
- May. 10, 2023
Great service. Staff at front desk were very helpful in working with me to find what insurance plan ... would cover visit for my son. Went beyond expectations and what I asked for to insure I got best care. Very professional. Dr. Zaibaq was very personable, and helpful. Service with heart and attention to detail. Rare find in our fast paced world.
- May. 09, 2023
I was able to make an appointment right away, the staff is very friendly and Dr. Zaybac was very pro... fesional, He right away told me what to do and how to care for my eye.

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