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Dry Eye Treatment in Far West Side

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

(210) 858-4001

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 Omni Vision - Potranco 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 Far West Side 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. 25, 2024
I used to go to America’s Best, but I am sticking with this place now. They got me in quick with a... short wait and Dr. Marquez was friendly and thorough with the exam.
- Jun. 20, 2024
Staff is nice!
- Jun. 03, 2024
Super clean facility and staff were super nice and patient:)
- May. 29, 2024
always helpful, courteous and friendly
- May. 22, 2024
The staff was kind and I received a thorough examination. This was my first time at this facility an... d it will be the one I continue to use!
- May. 13, 2024
(Translated by Google) They speak Spanish, they accept medical plans. They are very professional and... friendly. Ample parking and very comfortable office. (Original) Hablan español, aceptan planes medicos. Son muy profesionales y amables. Amplio estacionamiento y oficina muy comoda.
- May. 08, 2024
I can not speak in regards to buying glasses or contacts at Omni. I only go for my yearly eye exam f... or glasses and contacts. I am giving this review based off of the Dr and staff. Dr. Marquez is an excellent and fantastic doctor! He takes the time to explain things, doesn’t rush you out the door, takes the time to make sure that the contacts are working and comfortable. He even showed me my eye pictures and explained everything so clearly. He has so much knowledge and he shares it willingly, he takes the time to answer all my questions and concerns. I have never had such an eye doctor, in my past experience eye doctors are just quickly trying to get you in and out the door. So I very much appreciate Dr. Marquez and will be a returning patient! And thank you to the staff for constantly sending me text/call reminders that my yearly exam was due! lol 😆 your “friendly reminders” were the kick in the butt that I needed to call and make my appointment! Thank you 😊 so yeah, if you’re reading this review, Omni will remind you when your yearly is due. They got you fam! ❤️
- Apr. 19, 2024
Knowledgeable friendly staff.
- Mar. 12, 2024
Called and was able to get a same day appointment. First time to this location. DR. GARZA was g... reat. Was in and out in under an hour. Got my contact lenses! Lots of frames to chose from. Great expereince. Don't waste your time calling down the list. Visit the Potranco location.
- Feb. 08, 2024
Very helpful and quick. The doctor was super knowledgeable and actually wanted to teach me what was ... going on with my eyes. that was a first for me. I will for sure come back. My only small complaint and its not the staff or doctors fault is i am still waiting on my glasses to come in. 2-3 weeks is a long time.
- Jan. 31, 2024
Dr. Jocelyn was super kind and so was the sweet tech that assisted me before I saw the Doctor!! Was ... a great team!
- Jan. 20, 2024
Great staff. Very kind and professional. Explained everything in a way that was easy to understand. ... Service was very quick
- Dec. 20, 2023
I recommend Omni vision for exams and glasses.
- Dec. 04, 2023
Great experience, the Dr was very informative. The staff is very nice and helpful. The selection of ... glasses was great.
- Nov. 13, 2023
Friendly staff and place was very clean!
- Nov. 10, 2023
Great service experience, and great Dr.
- Oct. 14, 2023
Dr. Marquez at the Potranco and 151 location is excellent.
- Oct. 02, 2023
Informative and helpful. We have been going to Omni Vision for 3 years. The glasses choices are grea... t and they have a quick turnaround!
- Sep. 08, 2023
Great service, staff are friendly, and reminders are sent when glasses are ready for pick up as well... as when appointments are made.
- Sep. 01, 2023
Flexible scheduling, freindly and caring staff.

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Far West Side

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross

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(210) 858-4001