Dry Eye Therapy in Amarillo, TX

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Find Comfort & Relief for Dry Eyes

You may not think about them that often, but your tears are responsible for maintaining your eye health and keeping your vision clear. They lubricate and nourish your cornea, provide a shield from dirt and debris, and wash away irritants.

When your eyes aren’t able to provide proper lubrication or nourishment to your eyes, you can develop dry eyes. Dry eyes occur because you either have an inadequate amount of tears, or your tears are of poor quality. Dry eyes can be chronic, are often uncomfortable or painful, and can cause damage if not treated.

Dry Eye Symptoms

Dry eyes can lead to symptoms like:

  • A stinging or burning feeling in the eyes
  • A feeling like something is in the eyes
  • Redness of the eyes or eye fatigue
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Watery eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Discomfort while wearing contact lenses

Causes, Diagnosis, & Treatment Options

There are a variety of reasons why you might have developed dry eyes. Some of the more common causes include:

  • Age: Most people over 65 develop some ocular dryness.
  • Gender: Dry eyes mostly affect women, especially during pregnancy or menopause, or when using oral contraceptives.
  • Medications: Some medications increase the chance of developing dry eyes, including antihistamines and decongestants, blood pressure medications, and antidepressants.
  • Medical conditions: Some conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and thyroid problems, increase the likelihood of developing dry eye symptoms.
  • Environmental: Arid and aggravating climates, as well as environmental conditions, like smoke and wind, can cause dry eye symptoms. Your work environment can lead to dry eyes, for example, looking at a computer screen or working in a smoky setting.
  • Eye surgeries: Occasionally, dry eyes are a side effect of refractive eye surgery, like LASIK, since it can result in a decrease in tear production and adherence.

Dry eyes are diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam. Additionally, we conduct a series of in-office tests to determine the underlying cause of your dry eyes, including using technology such as Inflammadry and TearLab. These diagnostics give us the best indication of why you’re suffering from dry eyes, so we can provide a personalized and effective treatment plan.

Fortunately, there are quite a few treatments for dry eyes, ranging from medication to minor procedures. We offer several effective, in-office treatments, including Pellevé and TearCare. We can discuss your best options with you during your appointment.

Our eyeSPA

As we age, our skin loses its natural elasticity, leading to the development of fine lines and wrinkles around our delicate eye areas. Pellevé is a gentle, noninvasive wrinkle-reduction treatment.

Pellevé uses radiofrequency technology that heats deep layers of the skin to break down your collagen. This stimulates your body to naturally regenerate more collagen, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Performed by our certified aestheticspecialists, Pellevé is safe for all skin types and those with mild to moderate wrinkles who want a more youthful look.
No surgery. No injections. No downtime.

Where to Find Us

You can find our beautiful clinic on S Coulter Street, right next to Freddy’s Burgers.

Address

5221 South Coulter St
Amarillo, TX 79119

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

Monday
9 AM4 PM
Tuesday
9 AM4 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM4 PM
Friday
9 AM4 PM
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