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Dry Eye Treatment in Lakewood Hills

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 Dallas Eyeworks 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 Lakewood Hills 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 Lakewood Hills

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • MetLife
  • Metlife Vision
Patient Reviews
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- May. 21, 2024
I always enjoy going to Dallas Eyeworks. Their equipment is not outdated and they are thorough when... it comes to your eye care.
- May. 07, 2024
They set an appointment for me for a day that I thought would work out for me but sadly I have to re... schedule 😔 Nice people can't wait to meet em 🤗
- Apr. 26, 2024
Very careing and knowledgeable, excellent customer service.
- Apr. 26, 2024
Is the eye exam for glasses included with the copy of the exam?
- Apr. 20, 2024
The staff is super friendly, welcoming, and extremely helpful. One staff member in specific is Ashle... y. She’s awesome in assisting with helping choose glasses and frames that look well. She goes above and beyond in assisting with all questions and explains so much in detail. I appreciated her patience and willingness to explain all my options and how my insurance worked. On top of it all she had a great attitude from the moment I met with her.
- Apr. 14, 2024
Such a great group. Super nice and great at explaining everything. Everyone is caring from the momen... t you walk in
- Apr. 09, 2024
Great doctor, staff and eye glasses.
- Mar. 31, 2024
Dr. Wang and the team are wonderful! Kind, welcoming, informative, and thorough. Super easy to sched... ule online and upload paperwork. Walked me through every step of the process, and did not make me feel pressured to purchase any contacts or frames in the moment. Will def be returning to donate some old frames and potentially get some lenses updated. 🙂
- Mar. 31, 2024
Amazing visit! The establishment has great customer service! Dr Wang is very knowledgeable and I und... erstood things clearly! Great selection of sun glasses at great prices as well!
- Mar. 29, 2024
Great doctors and staff who take care of you. Highly recommend.
- Mar. 14, 2024
Complete experience was educational
- Mar. 10, 2024
I have been going to Dallas Eyeworks for over a decade Dr. Meyer is thorough and personable. His sta... ff create a comfortable environment and there is never any pressure to buy eyewear. I really enjoy my eye visit. I highly suggest Dallas Eyeworks for your vision needs.
- Mar. 05, 2024
Amazing place. Dr Meyer, Hannah and Chase are all rockstars. Dr. Meyer made the process so easy that... I had almost no questions afterwards. Hannah was super thorough and made sure that the pre exam was done to perfection. Chase was right on point with suggestions and made the frame selection painless with no pressure (something super very unusual nowadays). Yup… this is my place from now on when it comes to eye care. God bless you guys.
- Feb. 22, 2024
I always get my eye exam and glasses here. Service is top notch and the doctors are very knowledgeab... le and share the knowledge with you.
- Feb. 22, 2024
I have been seeing Dr. Meyer for at least 12 years now. I have strayed a couple of times getting ey... e exams at other docs but ultimately have to bring that prescription to him to "correct" because they were very off. He knows eyes well including eye care. I would highly recommend him and have tried most of the other docs in the area over the years when my schedule wouldn't allow for waiting, and ultimately regretted those decisions. I won't look anywhere else again, and if he's booked, I'll allow the time to wait because he's THAT good. He's an incredible doctor, but also a good person. Would highly recommend.
- Feb. 06, 2024
This place was so warm, the people were very smart, the passion started in the front and continued w... ith the Dr Meyer.. I truly have chosen a winner.
- Jan. 27, 2024
Thorough exam that produced right prescription. Nice folks. Good selection.
- Jan. 25, 2024
Dallas Eye Works is a fantastic eye care clinic in Dallas. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and... friendly, which immediately puts you at ease as soon as you walk through the door. Doc Clint Meyer is highly skilled and take the time to explain everything thoroughly, making sure you understand your eye health and any necessary treatments. The clinic itself is modern and clean, with state-of-the-art equipment. It's evident that they invest in the latest technology to provide the best care possible. The waiting area is comfortable and inviting, with plenty of seating and magazines to keep you entertained. Scheduling appointments is a breeze, and they have convenient hours to accommodate different schedules. I appreciate that they respect your time by minimizing wait times and seeing patients promptly. One of the standout qualities of Dallas Eye Works is their commitment to personalized care. They go above and beyond to address your specific needs and concerns, making you feel like a valued patient. Whether you need a routine eye exam, contact lens fitting, or treatment for a specific eye condition, you can trust that you'll receive top-notch care. Overall, I highly recommend Dallas Eye Works. From the friendly staff to the exceptional care, they consistently deliver excellent service. If you're in need of eye care in Dallas, look no further than Dallas Eye Works.
- Jan. 19, 2024
This is my go to eye doctor. Emily Wang is the best!
- Jan. 15, 2024
Dr Meyer & the whole staff are great

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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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