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Dry Eye Treatment in Denton

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 Total Eyecare & Eyewear - Denton 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 Denton 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.


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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

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 10, 2024
Dr Middleton is the best optometrist you can find. His knowledge and care are simply outstanding. I ... have been seeing him for the last 20 years and followed him to this location from the previous one. Highly recommend him!
- Jun. 01, 2024
Dr. Middleton and his staff and friendly and thorough. I highly recommend Total Eyecare.
- May. 16, 2024
Great Doctors. Very thorough. And go see Cindy in eyewear. She knows exactly what you need!
- May. 05, 2024
I’ve been going to them for almost 20 years and they have excellent service and physicians.
- Apr. 30, 2024
Dr. Coleman, Cindy and Lisa are the best!
- Apr. 05, 2024
It was great
- Mar. 27, 2024
Kudos to Cindy Ballard! She is so pleasant to customers, bright smile, gives me 110% of her attentio... n with me finding just the right fit of glasses. I always go back once a year from Jackson,Wyoming because of the service I get.
- Mar. 26, 2024
Shout out to Dr Kimberly Vang! She was very present during the consultation and I left feeling adequ... ately informed about my eye health.
- Mar. 04, 2024
I went in for an annual eye exam a few months ago. With the new prescription, I went and got my gla... sses made elsewhere. Once I received those glasses, I noticed having issues seeing clearly (focus/sharpness) right away and told the establishment about this. They made some adjustments a few times and still no luck. Then they said to see my eye doctor again for a re-examination because the glasses were made to match the new prescription and that there is nothing wrong with them. Keep in mind, these are progressive lenses I'm talking about - which can be tricky to make perfectly by some places. Anyways, after communicating my issues with Lisa (Total Eyecare manager for Denton), she scheduled me for a re-examination with Dr. Heath Coleman (which was who I saw a few months ago for the new prescription). Dr. Coleman saw me and re-examined my eyes and the prescription did not change at all, from the original exam he did just little over 2 months ago. And he went through testing my eyes a few times that day just to make sure the results came back the same. I appreciate that Total Eyecare was able to help me with this matter and also not charge me for this re-examination. And I appreciate Dr. Coleman for taking the time to see me and going through my prescription once again. And I also appreciate Lisa for hearing me out and helping me get this resolved and scheduled. Thank you, Total Eyecare!!!
- Mar. 04, 2024
Friendly and efficient staff
- Mar. 02, 2024
Friendly staff, very prompt service.
- Feb. 08, 2024
Cindi Ballard is the BEST at helping me pick out frames and helping me understand how my new lenses ... work. She is a treasure!
- Jan. 18, 2024
I strongly recommend Dr Vang to anyone who wants the best possible care and expertise.
- Dec. 23, 2023
Dr. Paul Middleton and staff are THE BEST !
- Dec. 08, 2023
Great eyecare from the caring staff at Total Eyecare!!!
- Dec. 06, 2023
Couldn’t be happier Davonte and staff couldn’t have been better.
- Dec. 06, 2023
Great Optometrists & Staff!
- Dec. 05, 2023
Dr Coleman and Cindy are fantastic!
- Nov. 26, 2023
Dr. Vang was very knowledgeable, kind, and accepting of my 5yo who was with me during my exam.
- Nov. 23, 2023
The team at Total Eyecare & Eyewear is very friendly and professional. The office environment is als... o warm and inviting!

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Denton

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  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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