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Dry Eye Treatment in Bastrop

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 Bastrop Family Eye Care 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 Bastrop 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. 17, 2024
Friendly staff. Comprehensive eye care. On time appt. Great selection for glasses.
- Jun. 13, 2024
Liked the doctor very much --seemed to really care about my vision health. Staff overall seemed orga... nized and competent.
- Jun. 11, 2024
I would recommend Bastrop Family Eye Care to everyone and Dr. Reyes also.
- Jun. 07, 2024
Amazing experience!! The staff is very friendly and helpful.
- May. 21, 2024
I had a very pleasant experience hear . I came in with terrible vision issues and seeing double visi... on. After a few test and determining I developed a need for corrective lenses I will be able to see clearly once again. The staff gets an A+ from me
- May. 01, 2024
Every step from booking the appointment, front end staff to the exam processes was easy, professiona... l and pleasant.
- Apr. 24, 2024
GREAT People ... literally Service with a SMILE !!
- Apr. 22, 2024
I had a real positive experience at Bastrop Family Eye Care . I personally do not like eye exams or... Dental visits. So with that aside. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The intake staff was positive and helpful. The optical staff were pleasant and efficient. And the Doctor has easy to work with and he really listened to my concerns and he had some real good recommendations for overall eye health. I have never experienced such a positive and over all informative eye exam in my life. And I cannot leave out the young ladies that helped me pick out and fit my new glasses. They kept the mood light and almost fun. She had great recommendations based on my active lifestyle that just made me smile even when I paid the bill. I do reccomend you give the staff at Bastrop Family Eye Care an opportunity to earn your business.
- Apr. 20, 2024
They were kind and knowledgeable and helpful.
- Apr. 15, 2024
Bastrop Family Eye Care is the real deal! Dr. Reyes is thorough, knowledgeable, and genuine. He and ... the rest of the staff are wonderful. I was in and out fairly quickly, though nothing was rushed. Tiffany, the receptionist, was also so sweet and helpful. I'm thankful I found a trustworthy optometrist that's so close to home too! I'll definitely be back!
- Apr. 12, 2024
Best eye care in Bastrop Tx
- Mar. 31, 2024
Very friendly and professional.
- Mar. 29, 2024
Dr Sunny is amazing and reassuring of all things concerning my health.
- Mar. 28, 2024
Awesome place & service!
- Mar. 18, 2024
I visited Bastrop Family Eye Care for a wellness exam and update my contacts prescription. I had a p... ositive experience! I was able to get an appointment quickly and self pay pricing was upfront. Staff was Courteous and my Dr (Dr Reyes) was thorough and friendly. The woman who checked me out and confirmed my order was wonderful ! My contacts order arrived quicker then I thought and it was easy to run in and pick them up. I’ll be back!
- Mar. 11, 2024
Pleasant staff. Friendly knowledgeable doctors . Recommend for a nice small town experience.
- Feb. 14, 2024
great care and service. very detailed attention.
- Feb. 10, 2024
Great staff with true concern for their patients.
- Feb. 08, 2024
It was awesome experience!
- Jan. 30, 2024
Wonderful customer service. Ver patient, helpful and friendly.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Bastrop

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  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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