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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.


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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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- Jun. 06, 2024
Staff was splendid, and overall amazing. Danny helped us with our frames and was nice! Definitely re... commend coming here for your glasses and eye care!!
- Jun. 06, 2024
Absolutely love the staff, Danny was super helpful while educating us on the selections. Will defini... tely be back!!
- Jun. 02, 2024
Best eye care team in El Paso
- May. 31, 2024
Staff & Doctors are extremely knowledgeable and helpful!
- May. 23, 2024
Friendly & courteous staff! Very thorough in the examination and answering questions pertinent to my... needs.
- May. 23, 2024
The staff at El Paso eye care were very helpful in our visit. The office manager Danny provided us t... he best customer service thank you
- May. 22, 2024
Great customers service. Nice and helpful staff.
- May. 21, 2024
State of the art practice built and operated by Dr. and Mrs.Patel.
- May. 11, 2024
Such a friendly environment. And Dr Patel is amazing!!! Explains everything and actually listens to ... your concerns and isnt in a rush to help you! Glad things didn't work out with last doctor and I ended up with Dr Patel! Highly recommended!!!
- May. 02, 2024
The best facility I’ve ever been to. You have a beautiful and welcoming energy right from the star... t at the front desk, to the assistants, and doctors. Beautiful energy ! I always look forward to coming here ! Keep up the amazing work everyone !
- Apr. 30, 2024
Very friendly and informative staff, and a very thorough doctor. I personally have medical eye condi... tions, and after calling several places, they were able to provide me an appointment quickly and efficiently with no qualms about any medical issues. They were very helpful and service oriented and went above and beyond to provide me with the best options. .
- Apr. 26, 2024
I took my daughter in for a glasses and contact exam. The entire staff was very knowledgeable, helpf... ul, and very friendly. Their focus on great customer service shows making my daughter and I feel welcomed. The patience that the person teaching my daughter how to put on her contacts was greatly appreciated. Overall very impressed with the service and the facility. I highly recommend!
- Apr. 23, 2024
Dr. Patel explained everything so that I understood what I needed to know regarding my exam. The sta... ff was knowledgeable and friendly. I will return for all my eye care.
- Apr. 06, 2024
Place is awesome! Best prescription ive had in ever. Highly recommended
- Apr. 04, 2024
Great service. Friendly team and I always find the best frames there for a new pair of glasses
- Mar. 28, 2024
Everyone is so nice and I have been doing here for 4 years now and I always have a good experience
- Mar. 08, 2024
Awesome experience. Staff was amazing. Loved Dyan, she was very kind & helpful. Blanca did a great j... ob with the initial exam.
- 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

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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
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