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Dry Eye Treatment in Burleson

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

(817) 295-0186

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 Great Eye Doctor of Burleson 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 Burleson 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. 03, 2024
Great place! Lovely staff and atmosphere.
- May. 22, 2024
This was my first time here. The care I received was amazing. The staff is great, and the technology... is impressive.
- Apr. 20, 2024
I was able to my foreign exchange daughter a last-minute appointment! Dr. Bullard was so attentive a... nd so incredibly kind! I will recommend him to everyone i know now!
- Apr. 09, 2024
Fantastic service! I highly recommend! They are organized, reasonable, affordable, knowledgeable, ap... proachable, etc.. only have good things to say.
- Mar. 12, 2024
I went in for eye floaters everybody was nice and everything was done in a very timely manner! My ne... rves were calmed as soon as I got in , I get anxiety thinking something is wrong with me but there wasn’t! Highly recommend , Dr.D is great!
- Nov. 30, 2023
Everyone has eyes. So everyone should come see these great folks!
- Oct. 07, 2023
Everyone in the office is very kind and I’ve never been to a eye doctor that has been so thorough ... in my life.. great dr D 😊
- Sep. 22, 2023
Amazing staff and the eye doctor was awesome. I’m new to this office so I’ll definitely be back.... Excellent service and care.
- Sep. 08, 2023
Very professional place and top of the line equipment to make the ease very smoothly.
- Aug. 23, 2023
Everyone is super nice and friendly; plus, I received great care!
- Aug. 04, 2023
Very caring staff and Doctor! He took all the time I needed to patiently answer all my questions.
- May. 10, 2023
Staff is very welcoming. Dr. Bullard has a great chair-side manner and is very thorough in explainin... g all the different tests, etc. I am very pleased to be a patient of Dr. Bullard and his office.
- May. 10, 2023
Staff is wonderful! Very helpful
- May. 05, 2023
Kind, timely, thorough
- Apr. 30, 2023
I normally don’t write reviews, but my experience was outstanding. They were able to squeeze in an... appointment same day and all the staff were very polite and professional. The equipment and products they have are top notch and the doctor is very personable. Highly recommend.
- Apr. 27, 2023
Heath Bullard,OD truly is a GREAT EYE DOCTOR.
- Apr. 21, 2023
Great staff, very friendly. Great al around experience.
- Apr. 21, 2023
Very nice people!
- Apr. 19, 2023
Was very please! All the staff were wonderful!
- Apr. 02, 2023
The staff here is very helpful, knowledgeable, and personable! I definitely recommend Dr. Dejernett ... and the team at GED of Burleson!

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Burleson

Our optometry practice in Burleson

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • Medicare Part B
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • VSP
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • Scott & White Healthcare
  • Railroad Medicare Beneficiaries
  • TriWest

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(817) 295-0186