Dry Eye Disease in Dripping Springs

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Are your eyes dry, uncomfortable, or irritated? Dry eye disease could be to blame. 

While dry eye disease is common, it’s more than just an annoyance. If left untreated, dry eye disease can impact your quality of life and damage your eyesight and health. 

At Eyecare Studio, we’re dedicated to helping you see clearly and comfortably throughout your life. To us, dry eye therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. We know that no two people are the same, which is why we’ll always work with you to understand your individual needs. 

Visit us and discover how our dry eye solutions can bring you relief.

What is Dry Eye Disease?

Dry eye disease is a condition that occurs when your tears don’t provide enough lubrication to keep your eyes healthy. Your tears have three layers, each of which are important for keeping your eyes comfortable and seeing well. These three layers are:

  • An oily layer which is responsible for keeping your tears from evaporating
  • A watery layer which is responsible for keeping your eyes clean & moist
  • A mucus layer which is responsible for spreading the watery layer of your tears over your eyes 

If there is an issue with any of these layers, it can lead to dry eye disease.

The Importance of a Proper Diagnosis

During an eye exam, our optometrists can determine which layer of your tears is affected. By determining the root cause of your dry eye disease, we’re better able to find you a treatment that can combat the condition at its source, instead of just treating your symptoms. This is the key to finding long-term relief.

Dry Eye Solutions Tailored to You

Dry eye disease affects everyone differently, so we approach dry eye therapy from a personalized perspective. 

At Eyecare Studio, we offer a variety of treatments to help you find relief based on your individual needs.

Omega-3 Supplements

Research shows that omega-3 supplements can be beneficial in slowing the progression of eye conditions and treating dry eye symptoms. But how do you know which supplement is right for you? Our team can help you determine which supplement will work best for your symptoms.

Warm compresses can soothe your eyes and provide fast-acting relief. If we determine that your dry eyes are caused by a blockage in your meibomian glands, the glands responsible for producing the oil in your tears, we may recommend warm compresses.

With this treatment, an eye mask is worn over the eyes, which can help loosen clogged oil in the glands, helping you produce better quality tears.

Eyelid scrubs and cleansers can be used to soothe inflamed eyelids. Additionally, they can also wash away bacteria, oils, and debris in your lash line, which could be contributing to your dry eye symptoms.

Depending on your needs, we can recommend over-the-counter products or provide you with a prescription. 

Eye drop medications can stimulate your eye’s natural tear production. These medications include anti-inflammatory components which can provide you with relief, while combating the underlying issue causing your dry eye.

For some patients, dry eyes are caused when too much fluid drains through the tears ducts, leaving the eyes without the proper lubrication needed to function.

In this case, we can use a tiny device, called a punctal plug, to block the tear duct and stop fluid from draining from your eye. This helps keep your eye’s surface moist, while relieving dry eye symptoms.

If your dry eye disease is caused by meibomian gland dysfunction, expressing the blocked glands can promote oil production in your tears and clear any blockages in your glands. This should restore your tear function and reduce your dry eye symptoms. 

Get Ahead of Your Symptoms

Don’t let dry eye disease affect your life any longer! Book your appointment today to see how our solutions can help you.

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  • 333 US-290 Suite 419
  • Dripping Springs, TX 78620

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  • 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 2:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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