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Dry Eye Treatment in First Colony Commons

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 Memorial Eye Center - Sugar Land 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 First Colony Commons 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 First Colony Commons

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  • Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:15 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:15 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:15 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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Patient Reviews
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- Oct. 08, 2022
They always get us in and out quickly and address our needs well. He and his staff are kind and prof... Show Moreessional.
- Oct. 05, 2022
Very capable optometrist. Went into very helpful explanations about what to expect in the future con... Show Morecerning my vision. My eyeglasses were ready in 3 days! Other places at least a week.
- Apr. 22, 2022
Patrick is very experienced and helped me a lot. I give him a 5-star absolutely. I had problem with... Show More the first pair they got for me. They checked my prescription again and got me a second pair, which fit almost perfect considering that they are progressive. I only wish the doctors were a little more patient. Overall the experience was good.
- Mar. 04, 2022
I was yet, in my 10+ years of wearing glasses, got any of my prescriptions perfect, BUT I can finall... Show Morey say I have. Memorial Eye Center in Sugarland got it right!! Dr Joseph was awesome as well. I seriously just can’t believe how well I can see with my new prescription I got today, I had to come here and give a review. Very content customer
- Nov. 22, 2020
Great experience at the eye doctor. Everyone should use Dr. Arnold. Such a Profesional and he has ... Show Morea great, welcoming staff.
- Oct. 04, 2019
I have an eye diease called Keratoconus. I've literally been all over Houston to different doctors f... Show Moreor the past year and nine months trying to get a contact to fit my irregular shaped corneal. It was at the point to where nothing worked. I was making plans on a corneal transplant until Dr. Goosey referred me to Dr. Arnold he said there's a lens called the EyePrintPRO I want see if Dr. Arnold can fit you. I made the appointment and they made a mode of my eye it took several visit and I thought this is never going to work. I received my lens last Saturday it's a true miracle!!! I'm over the moon happy I was reading the eye chart 20/80 before my EyePrintPRO now I can read 20/25! I can't Thank You enough you have changed my life I had major depression with my eye disease and even cried on a couple of visits now I have tears of joy! Thank You so much...
- Jun. 14, 2019
Out of country.. apparently I am way out of visit..sent me my old..same I've been wearing...I owe a ... Show Morevisit...had no idea I was due ..not on them..I kept pushing text overall...my bad.. thank you Today's
- May. 24, 2019
Dr. Arnold is the best. We drive about 2 hrs. each way just to see him. One can imagine the kind of ... Show Moreservice he & his staff provides for us to drive this far. Been our family’s doctor for about 20+ years. WE JUST DRIVE THEY GO THE EXTRA MILE.
- Feb. 25, 2019
Dr. Arnold is a great caring optometrist. His staff is wonderful and very helpful.
- Nov. 23, 2018
Love the staff after trying american best vision in missouri city which the costumer service is so u... Show Morenorgainsed took three hours to get paper signed by doctor to order contacts . Never will go back to them . Thank you todays vision for friendly staff
- Aug. 22, 2018
Great customer service! 😁😋 Thank you so much Sylvester and Rachel. This location has wondeful ... Show Morestaff with great customer service skills. I highly recommend this location
- Aug. 22, 2018
Great customer service! 😁😋 Thank you so much Sylvester and Rachel. This location has wondeful ... Show Morestaff with great customer service skills. I highly recommend this location.
- May. 05, 2018
Great office and very professional will refer to others!
- Apr. 14, 2018
In 2017 I bought sunglasses and progressive glasses at Sugar Land Today's vision and was very please... Show Mored with the customer service and technicians. A couple of weeks ago I took a friend to see a doctor after he mistakenly put something other than eye drops in his eye. I was very impressed with Dr Janes and believe he may have saved my friend's eyesight. I recommend Today's Vision as a professional, caring, & highly qualified staff to care for your eyes.
- May. 29, 2017
My kids and I have been coming here over 10 years. I have tried other locations but this is the bes... Show Moret hands down. Very nice family like atmosphere. Extremely professional.
- May. 19, 2017
I've been going to Dr. Arnold for almost 20 years. He found a tumor and advised me to go to a Neuro... Show Morelogist. Lost my vision in one eye but with out Dr. Arnold in I would not have known. I will not visit another place as long as they are open. Dr. Arnold and his assistant are very pleasant and know what they are doing. There has never been a wait time.
- Mar. 15, 2017
Professional and personal! Excellent frame selection.
- Feb. 11, 2017
Great man, Dr. Arnold . Experienced staff.
- Sep. 16, 2016
Terrific place with professional, helpful staff. Highly recommended.
- Jul. 24, 2016
Good staff, clean place.

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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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