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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.


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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. 12, 2024
Professional and friendly Staff had no problems.
- Jun. 11, 2024
If you're looking for technicians, doctors, and even receptionists who are skilled, experienced, cor... dial, and professional, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! Also, the reception room is easily the most comfortable I've ever seen anywhere! A large variety of comfortable chair designs and even table & chair combinations for groups! I've never seen a reception room that appeared so welcoming and well-equipped! 5-STARS!
- May. 21, 2024
Megan and Amanda were amazing!! Helped me with all my needs, and helped realign my current glasses o... ut of the kindness of their hearts. Very professional, would definitely recommend!
- May. 06, 2024
Caring Staff and Dr. Meeks is awesome!
- May. 01, 2024
Moving to Cypress from Spring, Texas I was nervous finding a new eye doctor but my sister recommende... d this office and I was completely happy with my exam and Dr. Ruchita Sharma! Very professional and knowledgeable staff! Will definitely recommend to my friends and family! And it less than five minutes from home!
- Apr. 27, 2024
I like this place; its cozy atmosphere, friendly and professional staff, and, most importantly, the ... quality of care from the doctor. Thank you.
- Apr. 19, 2024
I have been coming here a long time. Although some of the personnel have change they are still easy ... and helpful to work with.
- Apr. 13, 2024
Dr. Sharma went the "extra mile" to print a document that I needed to take with me to the DMV. I was... very thankful to her for doing that.🙏🏾 Although I was disappointed to learn that Dr. Z is no longer practicing and Memorial Eye Center took over Eye Trends, my overall experience was great! I am glad I can still come to the same "location" for quality eye care. I look forward to my next visit 👀
- Mar. 31, 2024
Very polite, nice and respectful atmosphere. They could teach classes on customer care.
- Mar. 19, 2024
Very professional and thorough service.
- Feb. 12, 2024
Ron is the best when it comes to helping you select eyewear
- Feb. 04, 2024
Great place to see professional eye exam services
- Jan. 24, 2024
Service was prompt and everyone was cordial. Thanks
- Jan. 10, 2024
I have a couple of interactions with Alexis in the eye glass area. She is very knowledgeable of all ... products, pricing and is great with customers!. Thank you Alexis for everything! You’re the best!
- Jan. 09, 2024
Knowledgeable and friendly staff!
- Jan. 08, 2024
Love this place
- Dec. 28, 2023
Very friendly and helpful staff.
- Dec. 14, 2023
Awesome staff, and professional support! Highly recommend.
- Nov. 17, 2023
Great and affordable place to get your eye exams!
- Nov. 01, 2023
When I had to find a new Optometrist, I chose Dr. Meeks and I am so fortunate that I chose her. Dr. ... Meeks is very knowledgeable. I have Multiple Sclerosis and Dr. Meeks spent time checking the inside and back parts of my eyes, such as my corneas and retinas. I feel so confident and well taken care of with Dr. Meeks. Dr. Meeks is very personable and kind. I would recommend Dr. Meeks to everyone I know.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Coles Crossing South

Our optometry practice 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
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  • VSP
  • Medicare
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