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Dry Eye Treatment in Sugar Land Town Square

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 - Town Square Sugar Land 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 Sugar Land Town Square 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
- Feb. 21, 2024
Dr Zaibaq has been taking care of my husband and I for over 15 years. He is an amazing doctor! My hu... sband requires special attention and he has taken very good care of him. We’ve had to switch on occasions due to insurance, but we prefer his care over others. It’s a pleasure being under his care as we are confident that he has our best interest at heart. We wish blessings over him, his practice and his family.
- Feb. 22, 2018
I took my mother to see Dr. Darlene Freeman. My mother said that she is very compassionate, very pro... fessional. My mother knew that she was going to be comfortable and safe with Dr. Freeman. My mother has never used any other eye doctor and she appreciate the way in which Dr. Freeman treated my mother. My mother highly recommends Dr. Freeman.
- Oct. 24, 2016
I have been going here for years and my experience is always great. Whether a regular check up or al... lergies, they can always fit you in and they are always processional. Great selection of eye glasses as well.
- May. 29, 2014
Dr. Johnston is a wonderful person, pleasant and polite. Very attentive to my questions and needs. H... e listened when I refused contacts and worked with my requirements. The whole family goes to see him, office staff is nice also.
- Jun. 22, 2013
Dr. Zaibaq takes really good care of my eyes. I feel confidence in him, which is hard to come by th... ese days. My daughter likes Dr. Casey, which says a lot about him, too. I find the Sugar Land location to be very convenient, although I sometimes have to go to Meyerland Plaza because there is more advanced equipment there. I have illness issues and take lots of meds, so I need a little extra help. Dr. Zaibaq is number one with me!
- Jan. 15, 2013
I have been going to Eye Trends in Sugar Land since I was in high school. I have always received the... proper care and attention each and every client is deserved. They were also the first optometrist who located a nevus in one of my eyes. They even completed a close range photograph of it at no extra charge. Even though I now live in a city 2 hours away, I still make a valiant effort to go to Eye Trends when I am in town to visit my parents.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Sugar Land Town Square

Our optometry practice in Sugar Land Town Square

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  • Monday Closed
  • 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 - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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