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Dry Eye Treatment in Midlothian

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

(972) 775-8000

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 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 Midlothian 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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- Jun. 27, 2024
Love this place ,I drove a hour just for my eye care needs !!!!
- May. 11, 2024
Dr. Nguyen is very knowledgeable and very kind! Very nice office as well...We will be back!
- Apr. 25, 2024
Great experience. The staff were super friendly. I was seen on time. The processes were all explaine... d to me. The Dr. explained my screening and options very well. He was easy to talk to and seemed very patient. I rarely write reviews but Family Eye Clinic in Midlothian earned it! Thanks so much.
- Feb. 15, 2024
This was my first visit. I was seen by Dr. Nhat Nguyen and many other assistants and office staff. ... Each and everyone was so very kind, helpful and very knowledgeable. I do have eye issues and I feel 100% confident in Dr. Nguyen and his assistants for my eye care.
- Dec. 18, 2023
Great customer service. Will definitely come back everyone was so nice.
- Aug. 12, 2023
This was my first experience visiting an American eye clinic and I couldn't be more satisfied and su... re that I found the right place. It seems like this business has a bunch of hard-working staff members, and they were all ready to help the moment we walked through those doors. Although I found all staff members that I met today great, I've come to leave a review about one staff member in particular. As a business owner, I appreciate the work ethic and someone that just goes above and beyond. You have a staff member who deserves the reconniction and praise. Skyler the optition tech whom led me and my husband through our eye testing today was a absolute pleasure to work with. she made this first visit probably one of the most enjoyable “medical” visits I’ve ever had, and because of this me and my husband will purchase through this practice. Your business is lucky to have such a knowledgable hard worker and I look forward to now being part of The Family Eye Clinic because of the experience with especially her but so many other great workers on your team. Thank you
- Aug. 03, 2023
Today was our first visit and eye exams with Family Eye Care. Dr. Nhat Nguyen was awesome! He took t... ime to listen and was very thorough explaining everything to us. We then went to meet the Optician Taylor and she was very knowledgeable and gave us the best service. From the check in to check out they were all so friendly. We will definitely be using them from now on.
- Jul. 11, 2023
Had my first comprehensive eye exam in years and went to Family Eye Clinic for the first time. Dr.Pa... tel was really friendly and knowledgeable on helping me understand the overall health of my vision.
- Jun. 07, 2023
My first time at Family eye. My experience with Dr. Patel's Care was beyond my belief. She took time... to explain things and did a thorough eye exam..She is very nice and you can tell she truly cares about her patients. I would highly recommend her. My wait time in both the waiting room and the exam room was short, especially for having a same day scheduled appointment! Not to mention how great the service was. The staff provided excellent professional and courteous care.
- Jun. 06, 2023
Today was our first visit to the office, and we will return. We checked in using their mobile link a... nd had no additional paperwork to complete when we got into the office. Shortly after arriving, we were taken into the back by Tatum, Shelby, and Celeste, who provided exceptional medical work-ups. These ladies explained everything clearly and ensured our questions were answered before Dr. Chaaban entered the room. Dr. Chaaban was patient with my daughters and talked to them about their histories. This allowed them to play active roles in their care and placed them accountable. After the visit, Lisa helped my daughter pick the perfect pair of glasses and assisted in getting the best price for the glasses. Thank you the way you treated our family!
- May. 10, 2023
It was easy to make an appointment and get in to see the doctor. They were very helpful picking out ... a frame for my face shape. I also clearly stated what my budget was and they helped me stay within it
- May. 03, 2023
Great experience as a new patient! Dr. Pollard was very professional and performed a thorough exami... nation!
- Apr. 21, 2023
Good experience. Very professional service.
- Apr. 16, 2023
As always, everyone was so courteous & nice
- Mar. 10, 2023
Staff is friendly, prompt service. Very pleased.
- Mar. 09, 2023
This was my first time at Family Eye! I was super impressed with their efficiency. They provided a... thorough eye exam and one stop shop for quality glasses with my insurance… easy button? Yes please!
- Mar. 02, 2023
The staff are fantastic! I have a difficult prescription and they always provide the best care.
- Feb. 24, 2023
Nice office, friendly staff, thorough doctor, quick turnaround on receiving my glasses. Great place ... overall.
- Feb. 23, 2023
Dr Chaaban was very professional for my exam. All the staff were courteous and helpful. Great select... ion of eyewear to choose from. The sales tech, Lisa, was a delight! Overall a nice experience here.
- Feb. 22, 2023
Once inside the staff immediately greeted me with a smile. The lobby area has the most comfortable c... hairs and the have a refreshment fridge for the patients. Once in the room the staff worked quickly and kept me informed along the way. I highly recommend this office.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Midlothian

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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
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • Medicare Part B
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • VSP
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • Scott & White Healthcare
  • Railroad Medicare Beneficiaries
  • TriWest

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(972) 775-8000