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Dry Eye Treatment in Lakepointe Center

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

(281) 265-9090

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 Wishnow Sugar Vision - Sugar Land 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 Lakepointe Center 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 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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- Apr. 30, 2024
At my first visit I experienced miscommunication. My second visit, I voiced my concerns to the offic... e manager and he handled my situation with grace. The manager was able to put a smile on my face while also assuring me he would speak with who caused my concerns. He respects not just everyone who comes in, but his employees as well. This speaks volumes of this business as a whole. Dr. Sugar is the absolute best medical professional I have encountered. Beside manner 11/10, listens to EVERY concern, and has the best attitude. Other medical offices should use this one as a blueprint to their own.
- Apr. 25, 2024
Incredible!! Professional and precise. Love my new glasses!!
- Apr. 21, 2024
Professional and friendly service
- Apr. 14, 2024
Great people, Great service for 20+ years.
- Jan. 28, 2024
Excellent customer service and easy access to the office and pretty good selection of glasses.
- Jan. 24, 2024
Very friendly and very professional.
- Jan. 08, 2024
Very fast and friendly
- Nov. 23, 2023
The staff was incredibly professional, courteous, and made me feel at ease throughout the entire pro... cess. Dr.Sugar was thorough, knowledgeable, and took the time to explain every step of the examination. The facility was clean, well-maintained, and equipped with the latest technology. I left feeling confident about my eye health, thanks to the comprehensive and accurate assessment. I highly recommend their services to anyone in need of a vision check!
- Nov. 07, 2023
Personalized attention
- Oct. 30, 2023
Dr. Sugar and his staff are ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! They are attentive and I definitely recommend!!
- Oct. 19, 2023
Dr. Dan and his staff are friendly and good at what they do! If you need a little help with your vi... sion, they can help.
- Oct. 15, 2023
Great service. Very professional. Very helpful to my elementary age grandsons. J.M.
- Sep. 28, 2023
Dr Sugar and staff have always been there for me and treated me and my eyes with the utmost care and... professionalism.
- Sep. 11, 2023
Every person I dealt with in the office was fantastic. Would definitely recommend.
- Aug. 23, 2023
Every member of Wishnow makes you feel Welcome and Important
- Aug. 07, 2023
Love this place. Been going here for years. When I walk in, everybody greets me with a smile and the... y remember me and my whole family. It’s like a little reunion every time I go in. And they are very good at what they do
- Jul. 31, 2023
Friendly, competent, & professional service.
- Jul. 25, 2023
Great service, great staff. Don’t go anywhere else!
- Jul. 18, 2023
Very personalized service. All employees are customer oriented and very helpful.
- Jun. 09, 2023
Amazing!!!! Go!!!!

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Lakepointe Center

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • Spectera
  • United Healthcare
  • VSP
  • EyeMed

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