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Dry Eye Treatment in Northwest El Paso

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 West Texas Optometry 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 Northwest El Paso 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 Treatment in Northwest El Paso

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Hours
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 24, 2023
I was greeted by staff immediately and with smiling faces. I was there to pick out glasses and prom... ptly assisted. I love that they clean the glasses between try in prevent pink eye and other coodies. I would definitely recommend Weat Texas Optimetry.
- Nov. 10, 2023
I am new to the area and needed a new optometrist. I had a great experience here with everyone I enc... ountered. Reception was friendly, the assistant was great, and Dr Wong herself was very kind, competent, and professional. I am so glad to have found this place!
- Nov. 05, 2023
Super service!
- Oct. 30, 2023
Always a great and professional experience
- Oct. 25, 2023
The whole stuff friendly and knowledgeable the medical assistant the conductor on my test prior to s... eeing the Dr. Was great I will definitely recommend and come back anytime any day thank you great team..!!!
- Sep. 19, 2023
Great Dr, great staff
- Aug. 30, 2023
First time to experience Dr Wong and her staff. On a scale of 1-10, everybody gets a 20 esp Dr Wong.... I have been to Opthamologists and optometrists and Dr Wong is at the top of my list. She is so patient, knowledgeable, candid and so personable. Her staff is the same. Dr Wong truly has earned her high review ratings! And cannot thank the optician enough for taking the time to help get the best deal for my contacts. She was so very helpful and patient and knowledgeable. Again, Thank You, Dr Wong!
- Aug. 13, 2023
WOW! great experience at West Texas Optometry. If you’re looking for a better way this is the pl... ace to go. Everyone is very nice and knowledgeable on what they are doing and take the time to answer all your questions. I am very happy with my new glasses.
- Aug. 01, 2023
Dr. Wong is the best in town, hands down!
- Jul. 15, 2023
Love this place. Very professional and great customer service. Dr Wong is attentive and cares for ou... r concerns. I would highly recommend Dr Wong to friends and family .
- May. 22, 2023
I love Dr. Wong and her staff. They are always kind and attentive and make sure we are cared for. Dr... . Wong answers all our questions and spends time with us making sure out exams are well done. The staff is also great. My contacts were back ordered and they made sure to supply me with samples during that time. They also spent time helping me choose my glasses and I never once felt rushed. They're just great!
- May. 20, 2023
Great service, staff are professional and helpful. From the optometrist, to the technician conductin... g the eye tests, front desk administrative personnel and the technician for your eye glasses. All are very kind, caring and made you feel comfortable. Never felt rushed and responded to all my concerns.
- Apr. 27, 2023
They were fantastic. Great experience overall with both my husband and my visits. We will definitely... be back and are grateful for the service we received.
- Mar. 13, 2023
Friendly staff!
- Jan. 25, 2023
Dr Wong has been our doctor for about 5 years and I always appreciate her commitment and concerns wh... ile doing our eye exam. She truly cares about her patients.
- Jan. 07, 2023
Incredibly knowledgeable staff and willing to take the extra step for patients.
- Jan. 07, 2023
Very knowledgeable and polite staff. This was my first of many more visits to this clinic. Thank You... everyone
- Dec. 26, 2022
Excellent care!
- Dec. 23, 2022
Dr. Wong is professional, friendly and takes time to answer all of our questions.
- Dec. 20, 2022
Dr Wong delivered straightforward no nonsense care. I was in and out in about an hour. The woman who... fitted me for my glasses was friendly and listened to what I wanted in a pair of glasses. The front desk had Lemon heads in the candy bowl.(My favorite) I will return for all my optometric needs.

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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

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