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

Our eyeSPA is our innovative approach to dry eye treatment and aesthetics. At our eyeSPA, we offer a number of treatments to help your eyes feel and look their best. Visit our eyeSPA page to view our full range of dry eye and cosmetic services.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a treatment that uses a controlled spectrum of light to address dry eye. The light helps to dislodge blockages in the meibomian glands, the leading cause of dry eye disease. By reducing blockages, IPL allows your eyes to get the oils they need, increasing moisture levels and decreasing dry eye symptoms.

To learn more about IPL and our other dry eye treatments, visit our eyeSPA page.

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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