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Dry Eye Treatment in Weatherford

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 Family EyeCare 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 Weatherford 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 Weatherford

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Eye Med
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 09, 2024
Dr. Envani was thorough and explained things very well. All of the staff were very friendly and extr... emely helpful! I didn't have to wait long for my appointment and there was no wait when I picked up my glasses
- Mar. 08, 2024
We have loved being customers for almost 20 years! Great people!
- Mar. 07, 2024
Good place to go for eye exam.
- Mar. 06, 2024
Amazing experience from start to finish! I have NEVER been to an eye care center as kind and well ra... n as Family Eye Center.
- Mar. 02, 2024
They were really nice and really fast I got my daughters glasses in 2 weeks and she loves them
- Mar. 01, 2024
Wonderful experience. Took the whole family. I was very pleased! Will return and highly recommend.
- Feb. 17, 2024
Dr Christopher Envani is great. He doesn't rush you through the exam, and then takes the time to ans... wer any questions and explain the results of the exam with you if you want to know more.
- Feb. 05, 2024
Everyone was so helpful and friendly.
- Jan. 19, 2024
Very nice, professional staff, and good selection of glasses.
- Jan. 18, 2024
Great customer service & very friendly staff!
- Jan. 12, 2024
I have had an excellent experience with Dr Lanier at Family EyeCare Center. I have been going there ... about 10 years now and I’m so happy to have found such a wonderful Dr and practice to take care of my eyes!
- Jan. 03, 2024
Great experience! I was treated with kindness, from my exam all the way through helping me select g... lasses that fit my budget.
- Dec. 07, 2023
Great service
- Nov. 22, 2023
Everyone in this office is kind, helpful and patient. Excellent customer service. Highly recommend.
- Nov. 19, 2023
Awesome place. Very friendly people. And many available appointments, even this time of the year! Wi... ll definitely return and make this our family eye place!
- Nov. 07, 2023
I’ve been going to this optometry office for almost 3 years now, and Dr. Lanier is wonderful! I pi... cked up my new frames last night and was helped by Richard. Richard provided exemplary customer service! He helped fit my new frames and also helped fit my frames from last year that nobody else could adjust. I am over the moon with joy now that I can wear both pairs!! Office administration is pleasant Environment is welcoming I highly recommend this optometry office for your vision needs
- Nov. 06, 2023
Everyone was very friendly and helpful
- Oct. 23, 2023
Family Eye Care is truly amazing! Not just because it’s run by a family friend, but because they h... ave impeccable service and genuine people working there.
- Oct. 17, 2023
Front staff was very friendly and provided a warm greeting when we walked in. Dr was thorough and ki... nd which made my daughter at ease during the visit. He took his time and answered all our questions.
- Sep. 27, 2023
A good place

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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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