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Dry Eye Treatment in Dallas

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 Optix Eyecare & Gallery 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 Dallas 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 Dallas

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Eye Med
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 25, 2024
I had a great experience here for my eye exam. There was no wait time, and Dr. Wang and the entire s... taff were very kind and helpful. They were very transparent about pricing before I showed up for the appointment as well. I highly recommend this office!
- Feb. 09, 2024
I have been going here for several years. Love the staff and the doctors. Very informative and knowl... edgeable. High quality and you get what you pay for. 😊
- Feb. 08, 2024
I wanted to thank the Optix team for a smooth appointment, and give a special shoutout to Courtney! ... She was absolutely amazing in assisting me with finding the best frames for my preferred style and look. In addition, she went above and beyond when it came to finding the best pricing. I highly recommend seeing her for your next frame selection consultation.
- Jan. 26, 2024
My visit to Optix Eyecare in Dallas was exceptional. They offer a modern selection of high-end eyewe... ar brands. The service was outstanding! Ashley, the optician provided a good eye and ample browsing time and was super patient with me when it came to deciding on frames! The atmosphere is welcoming and professional. Highly recommend for quality eyewear and excellent customer service
- Oct. 25, 2023
Wonderful experience, highly recommend. Courtney picked out the absolute cutest pair of glasses for ... me. Quick turnaround time. Top Notch!
- Jul. 31, 2023
I love this eye care center. All of their staff is super friendly. After making an appointment, ther... e was little to no wait time. I want to give a special shout-out to Courtney, she is the best!! I didn’t know what style or brand of glasses I wanted, and I felt like she really took the time to figure out what I would like. I went with a pair of Tom Fords that are my all time favorite glasses. If you come here, try to see Courtney, she’s so sincere and I really appreciate her recommendations.
- May. 11, 2023
They always take care of us here. We won't go anywhere else!
- Apr. 11, 2023
Courtney was very diligent in readjusting my glasses. I appreciate her work ethic!
- Feb. 17, 2023
This place is amazing!! The entire staff is so personable and genuinely friendly. I love my new gla... sses and Courtney is a joy to work with!!
- Feb. 09, 2023
Optix Eyecare is the best optician office in Dallas from my experience. Very friendly staff and grea... t optometrists. Would recommend everyone to come here.
- Feb. 08, 2023
Perfect
- Jun. 08, 2022
If you can afford the better eyeglasses they offer it is well worth it , before I was only getting C... osco glasses , the difference is amazing.
- Apr. 18, 2022
Staff and doctor were friendly and professional. They took the time to understand all the issues I h... ad with my eyes. It was a wonderful first visit and I’m glad that we went to this eye doctor.
- Apr. 15, 2022
Today was first visit and I couldn’t be happier. Friendly, efficient and professional staff. Off... ice and equipment were spotlessly clean and modern. Dr Hatton answered all my questions and I left with changes to my contact prescription that improved my vision. Thank you!
- Mar. 25, 2022
Excellent state of the art facility, excellent staff.
- Feb. 15, 2022
Best eye doctor I have ever been to! Extremely friendly staff, most up to date technology, perfect a... mbiance and location! HIGHLY recommend.
- Jan. 13, 2022
Staffs are extremely friendly and explain insurance coverage well before my appointments. Dr. Hatton... is professional, she is willing to work with her patient and offering the best treatments to approach the case based on the patients preference. Highly recommend.
- Jan. 06, 2022
I’ve been going to Optix for 3 years and I absolutely love it. The entire staff is incredible. I�... �ve seen both Dr. Hatton & Dr. Dirks, both fantastic. So informative and helpful. Not to mentio the office is beautiful. 10/10 recommends.
- Dec. 31, 2021
Wonderful experience thanks to a caring and well-knowledged staff. Love them!
- Dec. 06, 2021
Very professional. All the way around. Staff was very polite and nice.

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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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