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Dry Eye Treatment in Cleburne

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

(817) 645-2411

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 Cleburne Eye Clinic 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 Cleburne 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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- Jul. 23, 2024
The people were friendly, and they got me through the process rather quickly. Dr. Kuykendall was ve... ry helpful and explained what I wished to know. She was very nice.
- Jul. 19, 2024
I had a great exam and Ramona was great helping me with my prescriptions.
- Jul. 09, 2024
Called in yesterday with an eye injury and got a same day appointment with Dr Escobar. She immediate... ly figured out there was a piece of metal in my eye, got it out and cleaned my eye with in like 20 minutes.
- Oct. 16, 2023
They got me in same day for a eye injury and Dr. Escobar was very helpful! Definitely recommend.
- Oct. 03, 2023
Dr. Patel was amazing! But, seriously, how many employees are there?!?😂
- Aug. 28, 2023
I had a very good experience with them only had to wait a couple of weeks for my glasses 🤓
- Jul. 28, 2023
I had the BEST experience today as a 1st time patient. Every single person there was professional, f... riendly and explained everything in detail. I will never go anywhere else! Love this place!
- Jun. 30, 2023
I got help soak work even as a new patient calling in at 8 in the morning, my 9:30 I was already sit... ting in your office I was very comfortable and sure that I was going to get the care that I needed and I did. I gave you five stars but your office deserves a higher rating you guys are all awesome thank you from the front desk to the assistance to the doctors are wonderful I really appreciate you guys and I want my entire family that lives in Burleson in cleburne and Crowley to come and be your patience
- May. 11, 2023
The absolute only place to get exam and glasses. I moved from the area and tried 2 other places befo... re I came to my senses and made the drive back. I will be a lifetime customer as long as I'm in Texas.
- May. 05, 2023
Had a good experience. The staff was professional but also able to keep up with my sense of humor. ... The testing and equipment was top notch. They explained the test results thoroughly and answered all my questions. I'm very knowledgeable about the condition of my eyes and was given incorrect information from one of those box eye exam and glasses stores and I knew that I wasn't going to waste my time and money again when I could get higher quality testing and service for about the same price at the Cleburne Eye Clinic. The won't let you tune their piano though lol
- May. 05, 2023
Great care and very professional. I enjoy my annual visits because they treat you like family. Th... e only thing that disappointed me was the time it took to check out. I sat in waiting room for a little over 30 minutes for them to tell me have a nice day. I already knew I didn't owe anything. oh well
- May. 05, 2023
Very extensive examination. The doctor and all of the ladies were very nice and helpful. Will contin... ue to use their services
- May. 04, 2023
Doctor Bullard was very helpful and knowledgeable in all areas of my 👀. A Great visit
- Apr. 27, 2023
The people there are so nice and take the time to explain things to me to where I can understand wha... t is going on with my eyes and what has to be done to fix the problem
- Apr. 26, 2023
Very good Dr Bullard is wonderful
- Apr. 26, 2023
Cleburne Eye Clinic has a wonderful staff, real nice an helpful, it's a classy place!!
- Apr. 25, 2023
Friendly, professional, I was impressed.
- Apr. 18, 2023
I had an excellent experience at the Burleson office. Dr Bullard has a very good repor with his pati... ents. He is very professional and great at thinking outside the box. He listened to my concerns and helped me find a solution. He also followed up with a phone call several days later. I highly recommend his practice.
- Apr. 15, 2023
Dr. Brown is easy to talk to and listens to my questions and concerns.
- Mar. 30, 2023
Everyone was so kind. They made the visit enjoyable.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Cleburne

Our optometry practice in Cleburne

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
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  • EyeMed
  • UMR
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  • Medicare Part B
  • Scott & White Healthcare

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(817) 645-2411