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Dry Eye Treatment in Dripping Springs

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 Dripping Springs Vision Center 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 Dripping Springs 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 Dripping Springs

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 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 - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- May. 23, 2024
Excellent Service and friendly Staff
- May. 16, 2024
Great customer service!! Staff was very helpful and friendly!!
- Apr. 19, 2024
Highly recommend DSVC very nice office and the people that work there are exceptionally nice!!
- Mar. 12, 2024
Very professional staff and friendly. State of the art equipment and Dr. Dobson answered all my ques... tions.
- Mar. 04, 2024
Dr. Nelson is excellent here, I would recommend everyone who is looking to get an eye exam come here... ! They are very knowledgeable, and in depth with their exam process. I was able to ask all my questions, and was not rushed by Dr. Nelson! 5 stars!!
- Feb. 14, 2024
Best doc in dripping Go here!
- Jan. 25, 2024
Great service and not a long wait for an appointment. Very happy with my prescription. It meant so... much that they already knew my insurance information and helped me allocate my benefits in the way that saved me the most money.
- Jan. 25, 2024
Excellent experience with a trustworthy team!
- Jan. 22, 2024
DSVC is always helpful and professional. I am confident that the doctors and the staff are working w... ith my best interest in mind.
- Jan. 21, 2024
Kind wonderful team excellent and helpful 10/10 recommend.
- Jan. 16, 2024
Knowledgeable and friendly staff.
- Nov. 02, 2023
Great staff and amazing service
- Sep. 16, 2023
I love this place. The staff is exceptional and the care is top notch!
- Aug. 24, 2023
We’ve been going to DSVC for a few years- always punctual and very helpful. Highly recommend .
- Aug. 12, 2023
Emily in the vision center was great provided a lot of good information and was very helpful in obta... ining my new glasses. Would highly recommend this eye center to anyone.
- Jul. 20, 2023
I've been visiting Dr Brad and his team many years - before he opened Dripping Springs Vision Center... , I would travel to the Bee Caves location. The service from entire team is exceptional! I cannot recommend highly enough. Very professional, friendly, and easy to work with. I just received my new lenses (to old frames) and they are PERFECT! Thank you all so much for your kindness, service and dedication.
- Jun. 16, 2023
This was my first visit here and Dr Hobson was fantastic! Made me feel very comfortable and was quic... k and efficient with my eye exam.
- Jun. 16, 2023
Amazing. The technology was unbelievable. The staff is great. So glad to have this service in Drippi... ng Springs. Thanks!
- Jun. 07, 2023
Nice office. Easy. Convenient. Great staff.
- May. 16, 2023
This was my first check-up in years, and all the staff members were amazing. The technology was awe... some, and the care I received is what will keep me coming back. There has been a lot of pride and expertise in building this practice, and I am glad to be a patient! DSVC rocks!

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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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