Dry Eye Allergy Treatment Center in Dallas/Fort Worth
D Magazine’s “Best Doctor” Award-Winning Eye Surgeons
Dry eyes are a common problem, but that doesn’t make them any less irritating. At Key-Whitman Eye Center, we provide state of the art treatments and services for our patients suffering from dry eyes. We are an accredited dry eye center and our solutions are effective and advanced.
The symptoms of dry eyes include:
- Stinging sensation
- Scratchy / itchy eyes
- Chronic irritation
- Extreme tearing
- Blurry vision
- Eye redness
- Gritty sensation
Why Does Dry Eye Occur?
Dry eyes happen when the eye does not produce enough tears. You may suffer from a condition that causes you to not produce enough tears, or a condition that causes imbalanced tears with improper degrees of the components that constitute tears — oil, mucus, and water. Perhaps an environmental problem such as pollution or humidity is causing your dry eyes, or it could be the side effective of a medication you are taking. Even aging can cause dry eyes.
Whatever the cause, there are effective treatments available, such as:
- Punctal occlusion
- Prescription medications such as Restasis® or topical steroid drops
- Supplements such as HydroEye
- Artificial tears / ointments
- OptiLight IPL laser
Request a Dry Eye Evaluation at Our Dallas/Fort Worth Facilities
When you call Key-Whitman Eye Center, we can schedule a dry eye evaluation at one of our conveniently located clinics in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. In this process, we evaluate the oil glands and tear osmolality. We also look the cornea and eyelids to screen for any diseases that could be causing a lack of tears and use a tear layer interferometer to determine blink frequency and completeness and tear oil levels.