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Dry Eye Treatment in Angel's Triangle

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 El Paso EyeCare 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 Angel's Triangle 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 Angel's Triangle

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Hours
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 27, 2024
All the staff was great.. Diane was very informative and professional..
- Feb. 17, 2024
Dr. M and the staff was amazing. Everyone was attentive. Diane was very helpful and patient as I cho... se my frames. She was awesome. Definitely found my new home with El Paso Eyecare
- Feb. 08, 2024
Phenomenal experience
- Feb. 07, 2024
Such a pleasant environment with caring staff and great energy. It was my daughter’s first “med... ical eye exam” and they really did a great job of making her comfortable and confident during the appointment. They have an extensive selection of frames for kiddos. They made it easy for this dad🙏🏻💪🏻❤️
- Feb. 05, 2024
I LOVE THIS PLACE !!!
- Jan. 26, 2024
I was a new patient and I felt at ease immediately. Dr. Patel was friendly and engaging, listening t... o my questions and thoughtfully answering them. Dyan was so sweet, explaining to me all my eyewear options. I will definitely keep coming back for all my eye care needs.
- Jan. 02, 2024
Great service first time be there I’m impressed. I would like to come back next year.
- Jan. 02, 2024
Great doctors always. Polite and knowledgeable in all questions when there were concerns. Staff is n... ice and friendly always.
- Dec. 02, 2023
Danny (Mngr), and Diane (Eye care Spec), were very attentive to my needs, and concerns regarding my ... eye care. They were both very polite, patient, knowledgeable, and displayed great people skills. I would urge El Paso and surrounding area to visit El Paso Eye Care's North East location for their eye wear needs. Affordable prices, excellent service, quality frames, and lenses. You'll walk out seeing better, looking better, plus your wallet will thank you for choosing El Paso Eye Care! "Great Staff"
- Nov. 19, 2023
Staff is very professional and nice.
- Nov. 18, 2023
Most eye Docs have personalities as dry as the El Paso desert and don't seem too happy to explain th... e deep retinal and optic nerve scans. Not mine. Many eye places have cordial, yet indifferent, staff members. Not mine. Every person I interacted with at the reception desk, the technician running scans/tests, AND the eye doc, were professional, but they were also friendly, with a healthy abundance of humor. This place beat out previous eye practices I've patronized, all considered the best for that area (I've had very good health insurance since 2010) in Austin, Round Rock, Houston, and multiple practices in Michigan. Almost forgot to add: very affordable, and I rate my new glasses just above my last two, including my spare Oakley's .
- Oct. 18, 2023
Great and friendly service.
- Sep. 29, 2023
Excellent business to get an eye exam, and eye glasses. The establishment is very well kept and I h... ave been going there for years.Good service and Dr Patel and the staff take good care of me and my spouse.
- Sep. 19, 2023
awesome experience in getting great vision care.
- Aug. 17, 2023
Great service, team work from start to finish
- Aug. 10, 2023
The entire staff is extremely nice, extremely patient and professional. They made the process extrem... ely easy! The office is very modern and clean!
- Jul. 28, 2023
Great eye, doctor and great and friendly people. 👍
- Jul. 25, 2023
They attended to me quickly and helped me. Great place and a variety of glasses
- Jul. 22, 2023
Staff very friendly, short wait time, Dr. Des was great, he was able to find a solution for me with ... an on going problem I’ve had with my eye. Would definitely recommend El Paso Eye Care.
- Jun. 13, 2023
Great service, environment and patient care over all from front desk to provider.

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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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