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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when the eyes are insufficiently moisturized, leading to itching, redness and pain from dry spots on the surface of the eye. The eyes may become dry and irritated because the tear ducts don’t produce enough tears, or because of a chemical imbalance in the tears that prevents the tears from dong their job.

Patients with this condition often experience irritating symptoms and which may result in more serious damage to the vision if the condition is left untreated. It is important for patients with this condition to take special care of their eyes in order to alleviate symptoms and prevent complications.  There are factors which may make you more susceptible to developing dry eye syndrome.  Ageing, Laser eye surgery, diabetes, scleroderma and other medical conditions, medications such as birth control antihistamines, and antidepressants, blinking less often, and blepharitis.

We can diagnose dry eye after a thorough evaluation of your eyes and tear production with a Schirmer tear test.

Symptoms of Dry Eye

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from Dry Eye:

  • Foreign body sensation
  • Dryness
  • Gritty sensation
  • Excessive tears
  • Stringy mucus in and around eyes
  • Eye Redness
  • Glare and Halos around lights
  • Stinging or burning
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses

Treatment of Dry Eye

Treatment for dry eye depends on the cause and severity of the condition, as well as the patient’s overall health and personal preference. Non-surgical treatments are often effective. These may include medical grade Bruder Masks,  RESTASIS®, or Xiidra® amongst other treatments.

If non-surgical methods are unsuccessful, surgical treatments may be an option.  The doctor will assess which treatment plan to follow and make recommendations accordingly.

Treating the underlying cause of dry eyes can also help relieve the symptoms of this condition.


RESTASIS® for Chronic Dye Eye

Dry Eye Treatment | LATISSE® Dallas TXRESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion is the only prescription eye drop available for patients, who have chronic to severe dry eye, that helps increase the eye’s ability to produce more tears. Used according to prescription, patients who use RESTASIS® report a noticeable increase in tear production, as opposed to those using steroid drops or tear duct, or punctal plugs.  Please consult our office directly if you suffer from dry eyes and would like more information.

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To our patients:
Great News. We are now fully reopened and operational for all your eyecare needs.
We have missed seeing our patients and cannot wait to see you and your family back at our practice.
As a valued patient of our Eye & Contact Lens Associates of North Texas patient community, we appreciate the trust you place in us and want to inform you about how we are committed to taking care of our patients.
Your health should be a priority, especially now. This is why it is important for us to see you for your comprehensive eye exam and other vision health.
We will continue with stringent measures maintaining cleanliness in the office. We have safety protocols in place at the practice to ensure you and our team are safe, including number of exams per hour and new processes for sanitizing eyewear. When you schedule an appointment, we will let you know our new protocol in greater detail.
We have always been committed to providing you, our patients with maximum protection from infectious diseases. We continue to follow our universal protocols. We have health and safety guidelines in place to ensure the health of our patients and staff. We feel confident in our ability to see patients and provide primary care according to our Tradition of Quality that you have come to respect and deserve. We are strictly following CDC guidelines for cleaning.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Individual examination rooms are disinfected before and after every patient exam, including all surfaces, instrumentation, door handles, and equipment.
  • Alcohol sanitizer is available in all areas of our office.
  • We are working diligently to ensure your safety while at the same time, provide the necessary services to take care of your needs.

If it is not essential for a family member to join you for the visit, we ask that they not accompany you to the office.
We are now proceeding with appointments for all your vision health. Call or text to schedule your next visit, or schedule on our website.
Thank you for your continued trust and loyalty and for entrusting Eye & Contact Lens Associates of North Texas, with your vision and eye care needs.

Dr. Murray Johnson and Team
Eye & Contact Lens Associates of North Texas