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Dry Eye Treatment in Katy

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 Wishnow-Sugar Vision - Katy 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 Katy 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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- May. 19, 2024
Great customer service, very good product selection, professionalism, and easy to talk to
- Apr. 20, 2024
a great place to care for your eyes!
- Mar. 16, 2024
The Doctor is excellent at what he does and listens to his clients well.
- Mar. 09, 2024
Nicest staff you can ever have at a doctor’s office! Dr. Wishnow is very thorough, patient and fr... iendly. He doesn’t spare time to answer my questions. They have a pretty good selection of frames as well!
- Feb. 11, 2024
They do it right!
- Feb. 07, 2024
Always Great Service.
- Feb. 06, 2024
Very Good Service from All
- Jan. 30, 2024
Wouldn’t go anywhere else. Dr Sugar is very thorough and he as well as his staff are very personab... le. .
- Jan. 12, 2024
I love the doctors there but AJ, the lady that works up front with frames and fittings, is the absol... ute best!
- Dec. 28, 2023
Dr Sugar and his staff are always giving me the best customer service from the greeting at the door,... my original exam and Dr Sugar's thorough exam for my vision and contact fitting. Dr Sugar, Saed and AJ are my absolute favorite to help me with all of my vision needs! This is a great office to get your vision needs taken care of. I will be a customer for life!
- Dec. 11, 2023
Easy to get an appointment. Great cooperative team. Efficient and knowledgeable doctors, they give u... s the time and explanation. Clean environment. Thank you.
- Nov. 06, 2023
This is the best team you will find. They are that good. I drive an hour to get here because I could... n’t find anyone else that comes close.
- Oct. 21, 2023
I have always received very professional, friendly, courteous, and punctual service from Wishnow-Sug... ar. I would recommend them to anyone.
- Sep. 08, 2023
Great customer service
- Aug. 31, 2023
Dr Wishnow was outstanding
- Aug. 27, 2023
My 20+ Years of going to Wishnow-Sugar Vision has been nothing but outstanding. Friendly, knowledgea... ble, and prompt treatment when needed are notable qualities of the entire staff.
- Aug. 03, 2023
Friendly staffs with do it right attitude.
- Jul. 27, 2023
Staffs were very friendly, and their explanation about glasses was very professional, and easy to un... derstand
- Jun. 17, 2023
Excellent professional service with friendly staff that really focuses on your needs and budget!
- Jun. 12, 2023
Have been seeing Dr. Sugar for many, many years! Would never even consider going anywhere else. His ... team are always friendly and helpful.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Katy

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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