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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.


Dry Eyes Treatment in Southwest Houston

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Patient Reviews
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- Oct. 28, 2022
Definitely recommended! The staff is really nice and Dr. Wong is super knowledgeable.
- Oct. 26, 2022
Dr. Wong was great!
- Oct. 23, 2022
very friendly & professional with expertise I can depend on
- Sep. 22, 2022
I visited yesterday for an OCT test. Dr. Wong patiently explained to me the results in details. She ... Show Morehas been my optometrist for many years and she has been very friendly and considerate. Both doctor and staffs treated me friendly and with respect.
- Aug. 07, 2022
Memorial Eye Center staffs were friendly, helpful.
- Apr. 18, 2022
If I can give them 10 stars, I would. Great service from every single person at that place. Harold, ... Show MoreGina, and Dr. Zaibak stand out. Everyone is very willing to help and extremely responsive. The quality of their glasses is great, price are good and the store is very clean and well maintained. I’ll always recommend this place!
- Apr. 10, 2022
My experience has always been great. Dr Zaibaq always takes his time and explains everything in an u... Show Morenderstanding manner. I always enjoy talking to him. He has been my Optometrist for 15 years and he is just awesome!
- Jan. 20, 2022
The staff is great, when you need to talk to someone, there is always someone available. Everyone kn... Show Moreows their stuff.
- Dec. 20, 2021
Friendly, professional, and fast service!! Dr. Wong is wonderful as is the rest of the staff. I love... Show More my new progressives and my cool, new sunglasses!
- Dec. 17, 2021
Dr. Zaibaq is an extremely thorough and thoughtful Optometrist. I highly recommend him.
- Nov. 18, 2020
Been coming here for years, Dr.Zaibaq has always been very professional and helpful. Especially in C... Show Moreorona times Dr.Zaibaq came in clutch. I've since gotten checked up with Dr.Wong for the last 3 years and have never been happier with the level of service and prescriptions.
- Oct. 22, 2018
Dr. Wong was very professional and answered all my questions. She was very patient and let me try on... Show More many different brands of contacts until I found one I liked. Any issues I had were immediately fixed. When I told her one eye did not see as clearly as the other, she took me back to the room, ran some tests, and was quickly able to make the adjustment. The lady fitting glasses is very good too. I have a high prescription so the lenses are quite heavy. It took several visits to find a light enough frame and adjust it so that it wouldn't press down on my nose. The lady was very patient and made sure I was comfortable with my glasses. I know some other places the staff would be lazy to adjust the glasses and tell the customer to go somewhere else, but the people here are very responsible, patient, and skillful at adjusting glasses. I was getting both contacts and glasses, but I could only use my insurance for either frames or contacts but not both. Dr. Wong and other staff wrote down all the pricings for me, whether I get monthly or daily contacts, whether I get year supply, half year, 3 months, whether I use my insurance for frames or contacts, how much I pay after insurance and rebates, etc. It was hard to make a decision at first, but Dr. Wong and staff neatly wrote down all the pricings and helped me find the most cost-effective option. Anyways, the people here are very professional and I recommend this place to everyone.
- Nov. 18, 2016
I'm thoroughly satisfied with my service. From the online appointment setup and verification to the ... Show Moretotal eye examination.
- Nov. 16, 2016
The front desk employees are very nice. I have been going here for years and couldn't be happier wit... Show Moreh everyone working there. Cynthia is especially helpful when ever I go there. The selection of frames is extensive. Dr "Z" is very patient and caring. I would definitely recommend Eye Trends Myerland.
- Jul. 26, 2016
Dr. Zaibaq fits me so well with contact lenses that sometimes I forget that I have them on. Its inc... Show Moreredible! Dedicated to his patients and their eye health.
- Feb. 16, 2016
Dr. Zaibaq is absolutely the best. Wouldn't trust me eye exam with anybody else.
- Feb. 15, 2016
They were so nice and really helped me along the way. Had an insurance issue and they fixed it right... Show More away!!! I love eye trends
- Aug. 25, 2015
I have been coming to this place for years. I had my prescription and just needed to pick out frames... Show More. Memo was very helpful. He has such a pleasant attitude. He was very helpful with me picking my frames. This place has a wide variety of frames and are very trendy. Simply love this place. Memo is great. Highly recommended.
- Jul. 27, 2015
Dr. Zaibaq is extremely professional, thorough and knowledgeable. His priority goes beyond just gett... Show Moreing your eyeglass or contacts prescription right; his concern is in the overall health of your eyes. I highly recommend him and all the doctors at Eye Trends!
- Jul. 11, 2015
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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

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