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Dry Eye Treatment in Floresville

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 Hill Country Vision Center - Floresville 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 Floresville 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 Floresville

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  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
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  • Medicaid
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Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 17, 2024
I have been to many vision places and this was the most thorough professional exam I ever received
- Apr. 07, 2024
Dr was great and staff was very helpful.
- Apr. 03, 2024
Everyone were so friendly and helpful. A very good ,first time experience. I already gave a recommen... dation.
- Mar. 11, 2024
The minute I walked through the door, everyone was very friendly and helpful. Dr. V was amazing, tak... es his time and explains everything. Madeline was who helped me get fitted for my new glasses. She was absolutely amazing. Very knowledgeable, helpful, patient, caring, I could go on and on. I highly recommend this location for your eye care needs!
- Feb. 17, 2024
Fast service, efficient and friendly!!
- Jan. 27, 2024
I brought my two children in for an eye appointment last week and I can not say enough about how won... derful these ladies are. My son is 8, has ASD and can be uncooperative in unfamiliar situations. But these ladies from the front desk, the doctor and everyone in between were SO kind and patient. His appointment took a good chunk of time but no one ever made us feel uncomfortable about it. The doctor was so patient and talked through everything she was doing. They were absolutely so kind and patient, I can not give enough praise. And the best part, he got a prescription that he'll actually be able to use!! Thank you guys again, you are truly phenomenal.
- Nov. 25, 2023
Everyone was very friendly and helpful answering all my questions. Thank you Hill Country Vision.
- Nov. 18, 2023
The staff is amazing!
- Aug. 05, 2023
If you want to be treated with compassion and respect, this is the place. Very knowledgeable and be... st exam!
- Aug. 03, 2023
Great doctor and awesome staff. They really care about their patients.
- Jul. 28, 2023
The kindest most helpful ladies I have experienced at a doctor’s office in Floresville or San Anto... nio! Everyone smiling, eager to help, answered all my question and concerns, will definitely be back annually or sooner if need be!
- Jun. 26, 2023
Very quick, friendly and efficient service
- Apr. 03, 2023
Exceptional patient/customer service throughout the entire office, staff and doctor included! I will... be taking the rest of my family to this practice.
- Feb. 16, 2023
Wonderful service!
- Feb. 10, 2023
Amazing team! Very professional and personable!
- Feb. 06, 2023
My family and I always receive great service here! The staff and doctor are always so kind really li... sten to you.
- Jan. 27, 2023
Very knowledgeable staff and excellent service
- Dec. 16, 2022
Great
- Dec. 04, 2022
Excellent care
- Nov. 15, 2022
The staff always make feel safe and relaxed.

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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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