Vision Therapy in Baytown Town Square

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 Memorial Eye Center - Texas Ave, Baytown 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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- May. 09, 2024
Great staff and OD's
- Dec. 15, 2023
TSO has always been the place for me to come get my eyes checked here in Baytown. I brought my son h... ere today and the staff and Dr. Mathews were more than accommodating. Dr. Warford knows how to put the best team together.
- Nov. 01, 2023
From the beginning of the appointment to the end of the appointment all of the staff were very kind.... My son (6yo) was very comfortable there and they made the entire process for him fun and easy on his first time there. I will continue using this office for my exams and my sons.
- Oct. 28, 2023
Very professional, kind, timely, and informative. Highly recommended.
- Oct. 26, 2023
The doctors and staff are great at this facility. i would recommend them everyone. I was treated wit... h a great amount of respect. They were very helpful answering any questions i had
- Oct. 11, 2023
You guys welcomed a blind man off the streets with open arms. The hospitality was unbelievable. In... fact, my own momma doesn't accept me so graciously as you guys did today. God bless the entire staff! You guys are amazing My recommendations are coming your way !!!! Thank you Thank you for giving me hope again!
- Oct. 10, 2023
TSO Baytown, Tx. My husband & I had appointments today for some testing for macular degeneration, et... c, The Staff always makes us feel comfortable & they are always very helpful to answer questions, etc. Doc Chris Warford does a great job for our eye exams & glasses!! Thanks to you all 👀 👍
- Oct. 06, 2023
The whole process from exam to finish was amazing I appreciate how much Dr. Tan explained all my con... cerns and questions. And the staff is so kind and helpful I definitely could call this best eye doctor experience ever.
- Oct. 03, 2023
I received friendly and quick service. My visit with Dr. Moderhack was very enjoyable and he explain... ed everything to me in a way that I understood. Will continue to visit.
- Oct. 03, 2023
Dr.Tan is awesome. She was very detailed about my eye condition and very helpful with care instruct... ions. She is genuine, an amazing eye specialist.
- Sep. 20, 2023
When the door opens, Cecelia (or others at the front desk) greets everyone. ❤️ There was minimal... wait time before Vanessa did her preparation for me to see the doctor. I move slowly these days and she was very patient.🩷 This was my first time to see Dr. Tan. She reviewed the information Vanessa collected and explained how those results impact my vision and prognosis. 💜
- Sep. 12, 2023
First time visit for my daughter and it was an awesome experience. The staff members were respectful... , prompt, and knowledgeable! Highly recommend this team for your vision care.
- Sep. 04, 2023
Wonderful place
- Sep. 01, 2023
Fast and very nice lady
- Sep. 01, 2023
This was our first visit to TSO The doctor and staff were all friendly and helpful
- Aug. 16, 2023
First time in, and will be back. Easy process, in and out quickly. Explained everything well and mad... e the buying process easy on me. All around easy on me.
- Jul. 07, 2023
Very clean, very professional and a very polite administration team. Doctor was so kind as well. Th... ank you TSO.
- Jul. 05, 2023
Great team working with me
- Jun. 30, 2023
The people and service are fantastic. Quick and timely appointments.
- Jun. 28, 2023
Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Dry Eyes in Baytown Town Square

Our optometry practice in Baytown Town Square

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  • 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 Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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Consult Our Dry Eye Experts

At Memorial Eye Center - Texas Ave, Baytown, 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.

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