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Dry Eye Treatment in Escarpment Village

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

(512) 288-0090

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 EyeTech 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 Escarpment Village 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
- May. 01, 2024
I had a great Experience with Dr. Trinidad. At previous places, I felt like I was being rushed and t... he workers just did not care about my questions and concerns. I got this placed recommended to me and the experience was great. I got my questions answered and did not feel weird asking my concerns related to my contacts and future eye procedures that I might qualify for, 100% recommended.
- Feb. 26, 2024
Excellent Experience with Dr. Trinidad! I visited Dr. Trinidad for an issue I was experiencing with... my eye, and I couldn't be happier with the level of care I received. Dr. Trinidad was exceptional in every aspect of my visit. He patiently listened to all my concerns and questions, and his thorough explanations immediately put me at ease. What impressed me the most was his willingness to walk me through the issues I was facing with my eye, ensuring I understood everything clearly. Not only did he address my current problem, but he also took the time to discuss preventative measures, which I found incredibly valuable. Overall, my experience with Dr. Trinidad was excellent. His professionalism, expertise, and genuine concern for his patients' well-being truly set him apart. I highly recommend Dr. Trinidad to anyone in need of exceptional eye care. Thank you, Dr. Trinidad, for your outstanding service!
- Dec. 09, 2022
Dr. Lamei is the kindest, most caring Dr and person ever. I greatly appreciated her helping me with ... an eye emergency, her reassurance was wonderful. The staff were great and very helpful as well. Very knowledgeable and experienced. Thank you!💖
- Apr. 19, 2022
Great service. Great knowledge and care. I’ve been given multiple options to deal with my eye care... and free samples of contacts. Always felt comfortable working with their team
- Apr. 09, 2022
The visit was as good as an eye exam could be. The optometrist, Dr. Parisa Lamei was great in that s... he took a lot of time explaining what she was seeing in her exam of my eyes and symptoms. She even took time to sit with me after imaging and describe in detail what the images where telling her about my vision.
- Mar. 04, 2022
Wonderful doctors and support staff. They are so helpful and kind. I recommend everyone to go here!
- Mar. 08, 2021
Amazing doctor. Very kind and personable. Truly seems to care and will help with any issue.
- Oct. 14, 2019
EyeTech on Slaughter has really helpful front desk staff, and the techs and the doctors are top notc... h, informative, efficient, and friendly. I consider their business a lucky find, as they take good care of my family's eye health needs. Highly recommend!
- May. 28, 2019
As someone who's worked for an optometry office before, I can definitely say that Eye Tech is a very... well run and organized eye doctor office. All staff are well trained and professional. Dr. L is gentle, perceptive, concise and communicates very clearly. She's no frills and is not like a used car salesperson who is constantly trying to upsell you or schmooze you. All equipment is up to date (no unpleasant air blowing eye pressure measuring device and a very user friendly optomap retinal imaging). I was seen on time without much of a wait and the appointment was quick and painless. My contacts came in 2 business days and the office staff were extremely knowledgeable about rebates. Prices were typical/fair and are what one should expect to pay for a quality eye exam. Also, I noticed that they use Essilor brand lenses for your glasses, which is one of the best, most high quality, long lasting lenses that you can get. (Not all opticals carry this lens brand and go for cheaper brands that have coatings that wear away after a couple years or scratch easily.) If you're going to complain about prices, then go to Walmart or Costco for your exam and glasses. There is a reason why things are priced a certain way, and you get what you pay for.
- Nov. 08, 2018
Marvelous Optometrist office. I took my grandson here a few months ago, he wanted to try contact le... nses. After a quick check, they let me know that the weakest lenses would be too strong for his eyes. Nor did they charge me for the visit. I went this week for my own annual check up. They gave me a very thorough, excellent exam. The best part was that they have a machine that takes a picture of my retina. It cost $39 extra but was worth it because I didn't have to get my eyes dilated, which I hate (and which leaves me not able to do anything for a couple of hours). I had a slight change in my contact lens prescription. I'm going to wear the sample pair they gave me for a few days to make sure I'm happy, then I can order some lenses. They took their time with me, explaining everything as we went along. I'm very pleased and will be using Eye Tech from now on.
- Sep. 25, 2018
Best Optometrist Office ever! I moved out of Austin but I make the trip to Eye Tech because they are... so awesome and give great care. I made the mistake of going to a department store eye doc in my small town for the convenience and I am still regretting it a year later. High tech equipment, expertise, and they take the time to make sure you get all the rebates off your contacts for each sample you try. Can't recommend them enough!
- Sep. 25, 2018
Excellent customer service from their friendly front-desk staff
- Sep. 09, 2018
Great staff and very comfortable experience getting my eyes checked up. Glad it’s so close and con... venient !!!
- Jul. 20, 2017
Great staff- contacts came in quick- no hassle with the appointment. Thanks!
- May. 11, 2017
The staff here is great. I've been going here pretty much as long as they've been in business. Dr La... mei and her staff seem to care about each and every person who comes in
- May. 09, 2016
My whole family has been seeing Dr. Lamei for over 5 years, and have been very happy with the servic... e. She's been great with my son who started seeing her at first with me. She's always been patient with him on dilation drops, which he hated (they now have a machine making the drops unnecessary, to his excitement). A few years ago, he wanted to try contact lenses, and he tech worked with him for 20 minutes on trying some out. Although he chose to stick with glasses for now, it's great knowing that they'll work with him any time. I've only had 1 unsatisfactory experience with her office, and she was very apologetic for it. No one's perfect, but Dr. Lamei, Ruby and the staff are as close as I've found with an eye doctor.
- Feb. 19, 2014
I have been going here for a few years, always great service, very friendly!

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Escarpment Village

Our optometry practice in Escarpment Village

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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