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Dry Eye Treatment in Far West Side

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

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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 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
Patient Reviews
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- 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.
- Sep. 01, 2023
Great experience. Omni Vision had last minute appointment availability, even when I needed to resche... dule the night before. Their on-line scheduling is also very user-friendly. The best part is the staff. From the front office staff to the optometrist...they are professional, courteous, friendly and have outstanding customer service. They treat you with the upmost respect, explain everything in layman's terms amd make sure your needs are met. Thank you for the great service!
- Jul. 28, 2023
Omni Vision @ the 9218 Potranco location is my preferred location. All of the staff are friendly, ki... nd & informative, we never felt rushed, or uncomfortable. Too often you enter a facility for appointments & get the sense the employees are angry just by the sight of another human beings presence. So Bravo to Omni Vision for selecting great staff. We met Dr. Sundip Patel for the first time & again exceptional experience. Too often we leave reviews when the experience is unsatisfactory & forget to honor ppl when they do a great job. Dr. Patel was engaging, informative, explained the process & objective; he took his time throughout the examination without flipping the settings so fast you become confused what is what; too often I leave my eye appointments knowing I guessed my way through the exam, then your contacts & glasses are terrible bc you & your doctor wasn’t on the same page. So I appreciated the unorthodox explanations & suggestions in maintaining our vision. Great job!
- Jul. 09, 2023
Great place for an eye exam!
- Jun. 28, 2023
Been with Omni vision for over 5 years now, and every visit has been amazing. Treated with kindness... and professionalism from both staff and doctors. Would highly recommend.
- Jun. 04, 2023
The staff was very friendly and helpful. I had a wonderful experience.
- Mar. 08, 2023
The military sent me off-base for my annual exam and I’m so glad I found this place!! Dr. Garza wa... s amazing! She was all business at first, but she really took her time explaining why I was having certain vision issues and she gave me several options when choosing how to deal with them. I’ve been wearing glasses my whole life and this was a Top 3 exam because there was so much education. I have a lot of questions, if you just wanna get in and out, I’m sure she could do that too! When she finished with me, she handed me off to George who was also patient with me as I asked 1,001 questions. I didn’t get the technician’s name who helped me out at the beginning, but she was very kind too! Just be aware that there’s only a 5-minute grace period, so don’t be late!!
- Feb. 24, 2023
first time here and will be returning. Dr. Marquez is very thorough, and extremely patient. the staf... f is very nice. I'm very picky and chose like 6 different lenses to try on. but the staff grabbed one for me and i ended up with the one he selected. He just knew which one would work for me. i left there knowing i came to the right vision place. great selection on frame!
- Jan. 29, 2023
Dr.Marquez is worth the wait. He is professional, patient and kind. I never had an eye doctor explai... n eye health to me so well.
- Jan. 14, 2023
Excellent service and staff. Highly recommend it.

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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

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