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Age-Related Dry Eye: Causes and Solutions

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Addressing the Challenges of Dry Eyes As We Age

As we age, our bodies undergo various transformations, including changes in our eye health. One common age-related condition that many individuals encounter is dry eye syndrome. Understanding the factors contributing to this condition and how to manage it effectively becomes increasingly crucial as we age.

Dry eye syndrome in older adults often arises from a combination of factors related to aging and other external influences.

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Exploring Age-Related Factors Contributing to Dry Eye

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  • Tear Gland Function

    Our tear gland function may decline as we age, leading to reduced tear production. This decrease in tear volume can result in dryness and discomfort.

  • Environmental Factors

    Seniors may encounter different environmental conditions that exacerbate dry eye symptoms, such as increased indoor heating or air conditioning systems.

  • Medications That Can Cause Dry Eye

    Certain medications commonly prescribed to older adults, such as hypertension tablets, can have side effects that contribute to dry eyes. It's essential to understand how these drugs may impact your eye health.

  • Underlying Medical Conditions

    Age-related health conditions, such as diabetes or autoimmune diseases, can also increase the risk of dry eye syndrome. Managing these conditions is integral to overall eye health.


Patient Reviews
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- 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!
- Nov. 14, 2023
Very efficient and professional staff. Dr. Coleman is professional, efficient and friendly.
- Nov. 10, 2023
Pleasant experience.
- Oct. 16, 2023
Excellent experience with Cindi at The Gallery, she knows her work very well.
- Sep. 27, 2023
Had an apt with Kimberly Vang.. she is a great Dr. Very knowledgeable and informative when I asked q... uestions. She is easy on the eyes as well
- Sep. 09, 2023
Wouldn’t go anywhere else.
- Sep. 01, 2023
Devante and the whole staff were wonderful! They made the shipping for glasses fun!! Great team tha... t knows their job and knows how to connect!
- Aug. 30, 2023
Dr. Qattan has been a wonderful doctor. He diagnosed my issue and immediately went to work on care a... nd treatment for me. His departure from the practice is a loss but I know the great support staff and Dr. Vang have already stepped in to help me manage my issue and continue to provide the great care I am used to here.
- Aug. 28, 2023
My family has been patients at Total Eyecare for 20 years and I wouldn't trust our eyecare to anyone... else.
- Aug. 18, 2023
We see Dr. Coleman, and have for several years, and really enjoy the practice. Sometimes there is a ... wait, but usually it's a pretty quick visit.

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Eye Comfort Strategies as We Grow Older

Age-related dry eye does not have to be a constant source of discomfort. With the guidance of eye care professionals, seniors can explore various treatment options to alleviate symptoms and improve their quality of life.

  • Customized Treatment Plans

    Eye care specialists can create personalized treatment plans tailored to address the specific needs of seniors with dry eye syndrome.

  • Lifestyle Modifications

    Simple adjustments to daily routines, such as incorporating humidifiers in living spaces or using preservative-free artificial tears, can significantly improve eye comfort.

  • Medication Management

    In cases where medications contribute to dry eye, healthcare providers can explore alternative treatments or adjustments to minimize side effects.

  • Regular Eye Exams

    Routine eye exams are essential for monitoring age-related eye conditions, allowing for early detection and intervention when necessary.


Dry Eyes in Denton

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 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
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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Total Eyecare & Eyewear - Denton Prioritizes Your Vision and Comfort

As we journey through life, aging brings changes to our bodies, including our eyes. By understanding the causes and effective management of age-related dry eye, you can enjoy improved eye comfort and clarity, enhancing your well-being in your golden years.

Call Total Eyecare & Eyewear - Denton today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam and discuss personalized dry eye strategies.

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