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Dry Eye Treatment in Coles Crossing South

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 - Barker Cypress 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 Coles Crossing South 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 Coles Crossing South

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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 - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- Jan. 27, 2023
Simply smashing! What can I said just smashing! Thank you very much. Cordially, Carlo Concha
- Jan. 22, 2023
Great place. They thoroughly explain everything to you. Everyone is polite and professional. Highly ... recommend.
- Jan. 20, 2023
Lovely experience
- Jan. 19, 2023
Very professional staff. Loved Dr Sharma!
- Jan. 17, 2023
They are the best
- Jan. 03, 2023
Always great service!! Top Notch!!
- Dec. 09, 2022
Everyone is friendly and they take your concerns seriously
- Nov. 23, 2022
Great staff, everyone is friendly and accommodating, and they are awesome with kids.
- Nov. 22, 2022
Friendly staff, clean (and beautiful) facilities, and informative! The staff let me know the cost of... everything at the desk when I asked, and I was not surprised with a different bill at the end of my visit. Dr. Mimi is an awesome doctor and super nice!
- Nov. 21, 2022
Dr. Ziskrout is the best!
- Nov. 11, 2022
The staff was friendly, professional and timely!
- Oct. 18, 2022
Dr. Ziskrout and the tech explained everything very well. When with Dr. Ziskrout, he made me feel ve... ry welcomed, relaxed, and made sure to answer any questions I had. The tech made sure I knew what each test was for and what to expect. She also made sure I knew what the dilation and/or pictures were for that I opted out of. Once informed, I chose to do the pictures which my insurance partially paid, my portion didn't cost much. I was also pleased that my contact order was fast; ordered on Tuesday and came in on Saturday. That is also another plus, they are opened on Saturday.
- Oct. 07, 2022
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- Oct. 06, 2022
Every doctor I’ve seen here has been great, especially Dr. Ziskrout. He’s super easy going and w... ill answer any questions you have and makes you feel comfortable, like you know each other. I’ve also had good experiences with choosing glasses and the people who have helped me. Everyone is nice and I’d recommend this place to anyone.
- Oct. 03, 2022
Have come here for many years and have always had a good experience. Thank you
- Aug. 22, 2022
This is my son first time visiting Memorial Eye Center as a walk in patient. The office was very bus... y but the staff manage to let my son see the doctor. They are awesome.
- Aug. 21, 2022
Friendly and helpful staff. Dr. Ziskrout listens to my concerns and helps me to make the best choice... s for my eye care needs.
- Aug. 13, 2022
Dr. Ziskrout Is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor. He takes time with patients and goes the e... xtra mile to ensure a patients vision is as good as possible! While the staff is friendly and professional, he is the main reason we go there and wait to be seen.
- Aug. 05, 2022
I never have to sit and wait when I have an appointment. The people who work there are very helpful ... and professional.
- Aug. 03, 2022
Dr. Huy took his time and was very through in his analysis. Even though my issue turned out to be m... ore medical, I was treated well and was referred to a clinic that could treat the problem.

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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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