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Dry Eye Treatment in Katy

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 Memorial Eye Center - Cinco Ranch 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 Katy 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.


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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

Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 14, 2024
My son has miopia and my last experience with an optometrist in the Katy area was awful. He was due ... for a new checkup 5 months ago but I have been dreading looking for a new place to go. After a long search, I found Dr. Haghighi online and decided to give him a try. Let me start by saying the service was amazing from start to finish. In the front desk, then the girl who assisted me through the whole process (I don’t know her name, but she’s awesome and deserves the praise), all the way until the lady who assisted me buying whatever I needed. The dr himself was very knowledgeable, made me feel safe in his decisions, was open for questions and just plain friendly. There was no wait either. The location is easy to find, right by La Centerra, with plenty of parking.
- Mar. 28, 2024
Great experience at Memorial. Marie at the front was super helpful, and Dr. Majeed was patient and u... nderstanding. Thanks for the work that y'all do!
- Mar. 23, 2024
Very friendly staff, warm and welcoming. Enjoyed my visit, thorough doctor overall great experience!... !
- Mar. 20, 2024
I enjoyed my eye exam experience here. Everyone was very considerate and patient. When looking for g... lasses I was helped by farid, very nice and helpful.
- Mar. 02, 2024
Great staff, Dr. very professional and Farid was of great assist.
- Feb. 02, 2024
Ive been a Memorial Eye Center Customer for a while now. Both at the Katy & Eldridge Locations. Than... k you so much Dr. Amna Majeed for a thorough eye exam and helpful tips to prevent dryness in my eyes. Really appreciate it 🙂
- Oct. 27, 2023
The front desk and the nurse were nice and polite. Dr. Haghighi was caring. He explained my issues a... nd best-fit treatment options efficiently. Overall I had a very good experience and I recommend this place.
- Jan. 26, 2023
I had a medical issue and they were able to see me right away as a new patient. Everyone I encounter... ed was so kind and caring. They all seemed like they genuinely enjoy their jobs, their coworkers and their patients. Not to mention the doctor was able to get me fixed up right away. He was thorough and made sure to explain at home care in detail. Highly recommend!
- Jan. 14, 2023
Memorial eye center, Cinco Ranch is the best. The staff Dr. Majeed, Dr Haghighi, Farida, Sai, Neha,... and Cristina are wonderful. Professional, accessible, and intergregral. Absolutely 💯
- Aug. 12, 2021
amazing people and very considering
- Oct. 18, 2020
I had nothing but the Best experience with Memoral Eye Care' which was once Today'sVision . Differen... t name but still Outstanding doctors and staff. I've been going to the Cinco Ranch Location for way more than 6 years. Best service and friendly staff all around. carmen cooper
- Mar. 21, 2020
The Doctor and staff are wonderful they really treat as family,. I've been going a long time when it... was Today's Vision.. Dr Mo and operation manager Kimi and the other ladies in office make feelme so special... I will always have my eyes examine and prescriptions filled through this company.. Five ***** all the way.... Carmen Cooper
- Mar. 05, 2020
I just would like to recognize and recommend Dr. Ali, as he’s truly the essence of a personalized ... Doctor who I felt personally cared about my well-being. I’m thankful his office is only about 5-10 minutes from my residence. I do look forward to giving him more future business🧏🏻‍♂️🤝
- Jul. 27, 2019
Great service and super attentive docs. These guys know their stuff and bend over backwards to keep... their new and existing customers happy. Very trustworthy.
- Apr. 17, 2019
Dr. Ali is super ! We recently purchased a house in Katy to be near family - could not have found a ... better eye doctor !
- Mar. 09, 2019
Friendly awesome Staff and Dr best place I have ever been to for glasses and now contacts thxTVCR!
- Mar. 04, 2019
Dr. ALI IS THE MAN, it's been nine years now in Cinco Ranch and you won't find a staff or anyone bet... ter.
- Oct. 17, 2018
Staff and Dr. M always friendly and helpful. I’ve never had to wait long when I arrive. I actually... look forward to seeing them. There smiles are infectious. They are the best.
- Oct. 13, 2018
Service here was exceptional. Staff was very helpful, professional, thorough, and polite. Dr. Ali wa... s awesome. He really took the time to explain my eye health, and his treatment plan. Loved my experience. My insurance covered my visit, and I paid a copay of $10. This location is in Cinco Ranch and they have to cater to their communities needs. I was unable to purchase a pair of frames as they were all name brand/high end, but saw a pair I’d love to have. Hope to be back soon to purchase. A girl can dream! 🤗 Great place when you’re really needing eye care. You’ll leave feeling relieved and refreshed. 😊 Thanks!
- Oct. 12, 2018
For several years I've continuously been impressed by their patient & customer service. Dr. M is tho... rough and explains patiently and Abby is amazing. Always so helpful, patient and honest. Shes always my go to with choosing glasses etc after Dr. M has done his part. Love them!

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Dry Eyes Treatment in Katy

Our optometry practice in Katy

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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 - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Superior Vision
  • Spectera
  • Blue Cross
  • Envolve Benefits Options
  • MetLife

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