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Spotting the Signs of Dry Eye

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Understanding the Symptoms

Dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and its symptoms can vary in severity. It's crucial to recognize the signs of dry eye early to seek appropriate treatment and improve your eye health and comfort.

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Common Symptoms to Look Out For

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Experiencing dry eye symptoms can greatly affect your daily life and overall health. These symptoms can disrupt your work, hobbies, and even your ability to carry out everyday tasks comfortably.

The constant discomfort and distraction caused by these symptoms can lower your productivity and overall quality of life. 

Here are common signs that may indicate dry eye syndrome:

  • Dryness:
    A persistent sensation of dryness, grittiness, or eye irritation.
  • Itching:
    Frequent itching or a burning sensation in and around the eyes.
  • Redness:
    Bloodshot or red eyes, often accompanied by discomfort.·
  • Excessive Tearing:
    Paradoxically, your eyes may produce more tears as a response to dryness, leading to watery eyes.
  • Blurry Vision:
    Vision may become temporarily blurred, particularly when reading or using digital screens.
  • Light Sensitivity:
    Increased sensitivity to light, known as photophobia.
  • Foreign Body Sensation:
    Feeling as though something is in your eye.
  • Eye Fatigue:
    Increased eye fatigue, especially during prolonged periods of reading, screen time, or other visually demanding tasks.

Ignoring dry eye symptoms can lead to worsening discomfort and potential complications. Chronic dry eye can damage the eye's surface and increase the risk of eye infections, scarring, and vision loss. Seeking professional guidance if you're experiencing any of these symptoms is crucial.


Dry Eye Diagnosis and Expert Care

When you choose Cleburne Eye Clinic for your dry eye care, you benefit from our expertise in comprehensive diagnosis. We understand that your unique health history and lifestyle can affect your dry eye differently, which is why we practice personalized care tailored to you. Our approach includes:

  • In-Depth Eye Exams

    During a comprehensive eye exam, we evaluate your eyelids, eye surface, and your complete health history and lifestyle to identify potential underlying causes of dry eyes.

  • Tear Assessment

    We conduct a detailed assessment of your tears, measuring their volume and quality. This assessment helps us identify any deficiencies in tear quantity or quality, crucial factors in dry eye diagnosis.

  • Tear Breakup Time

    Using advanced techniques like tear breakup time measurement, we identify specific areas of your eyes where tears may evaporate more rapidly. This information aids in tailoring your treatment plan.

  • Specialized Dry Eye Test: Schirmer Test

    This test involves placing blotting test paper strips on the lower eyelids to measure tear production over a specific time. It helps determine the volume of tears your eyes produce.


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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 in Cleburne

Our optometry practice in Cleburne

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Consult Our Dry Eye Experts

At Cleburne Eye Clinic, our experienced eye care specialists are ready to help you find relief from dry eye symptoms. We understand these symptoms' impact on your daily life and are committed to improving your eye health and comfort.

Contact us to schedule an appointment and discuss your dry eye symptoms. Let's work together to find the most suitable treatment and enhance your quality of life.

(817) 645-2411