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Dry Eye Treatment in The Uplands

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

(512) 804-2020

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 Bee Cave Vision Center 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 The Uplands 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 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. 25, 2024
I have nothing but good things to say about Bee Cave Vision Center! 🙂
- Nov. 03, 2022
Unbelievable customer service experience yesterday at the Bee Cave Vision Center. Went in for a new... frame replacement. Served while I waited by a courteous and professional staff. Special shout out to the optician, Gail. Gail, if you need a Green Card, I'll marry you so you can stay in the country. This store should be the model for every retailer in the country.
- Apr. 15, 2022
My daughter and I were seen almost in unison, the staff and Dr were so great. Highly recommend.
- Apr. 12, 2022
Friendly, efficient, professional. Extra stars for being patient when I was late for my first visit ... because google maps steered me wrong
- Apr. 04, 2022
Very professional and friendly! They make the visit quite enjoyable.
- Mar. 31, 2022
The website is great, the staff are super friendly and accommodating and Dr. Nelson was thorough and... delightful. The office is beautiful with great parking and it's easy to find. Everything was top notch. I was able to make an appointment online which was fantastic since I was in another country with a 7 hour time difference. I will be returning for future appointments!
- Mar. 15, 2022
I went to the Dripping Springs location. The staff was friendly and efficient. The doctor took her... time to really make sure I was getting what I needed from the visit. It's nice to have a place for my eye care.
- Mar. 14, 2022
They’re so helpful and friendly and they have the latest equipment so your exam is very thorough. ... Dr Dobson is the best!
- Mar. 11, 2022
Friendly, helpful and professional group. Very good experience here.
- Feb. 25, 2022
The Best Eye doctor in Dripping Springs. The office staff is amazing and the doctors take the time ... and care to explain everything. My family loves everything about this office.
- Feb. 17, 2022
Love going here and getting my glasses adjusted so I can see properly. From Dr Dobson to the staff t... hey are top notch with your prescription to fitting you for frames that work! Always leave there smiling.
- Feb. 08, 2022
My daughter is 5 and everyone at BCVC is so great to her. We have been seeing Dr. Dobson for about 3... years. Highly recommend for anyone - adults & children!
- Jan. 25, 2022
Best ever, would not use anyone else!
- Jan. 25, 2022
Very nice office. The team there is wonderful and I had a great experience from start to finish. I�... �m looking forward to getting my new glasses and will definitely go back for my annual exams.
- Jan. 21, 2022
Always a fantastic experience. Staff is very nice and helps in any way. Dr. Dobson is an excellent E... ye Doctor. I would refer any of my friends to them.
- Jan. 20, 2022
Everyone in the office is so friendly and helpful. Dr. Dobson is an awesome doctor and someone I tr... ust to care for my eye health as well as eye sight.
- Jan. 14, 2022
Very clean and modern environment. Welcoming bunch of folks. Professional atmosphere and all of the ... latest tech. Made me feel welcome and taken care of, great service!
- Jan. 12, 2022
I was long overdue for an eye exam and stumbled upon BCVC by accident. Not only was I able to get an... appointment on the same day, but everyone was so wonderful and kind! The overall environment was very calm and pleasant as well. Such a fantastic experience 🙂 Thank you!
- Jan. 10, 2022
Staff was courteous and professional. Dr Dobson was very thorough and was easy to talk to. I felt ... confident that I was receiving an excellent examination.
- Jan. 07, 2022
Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Doctor was patient and answered all of my questions. I par... ticularly likes the thoroughness of everyone's explanations. I will be returning to purchase glasses.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in The Uplands

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  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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