Vision Therapy in Katy

Dry Eye after Menopause

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Restore Your Eye Comfort and Quality of Life

Menopause, a natural phase in a woman's life, brings many changes, some of which can affect your eye health. As hormonal shifts occur, one common issue many women face during menopause is dry eyes. Understanding the causes and seeking relief becomes essential during this transitional period.

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Menopause and Dry Eyes: Understanding the Causes and Seeking Relief

Menopause typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 and marks the end of a woman's reproductive years. During this time, the body undergoes significant hormonal changes, primarily decreased estrogen levels. While this hormonal shift is a normal part of aging, it can lead to various uncomfortable symptoms, including dry eyes.


Why Does Menopause Lead to Dry Eyes?

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Estrogen plays a vital role in maintaining the health of your eye's tear film, which is crucial for keeping your eyes moist and comfortable. As estrogen levels decline, the tear film may become less stable, leading to symptoms of dry eye syndrome.

Dry eyes can be more than just an inconvenience. They can significantly impact your daily life, making it difficult to focus on work, enjoy your favorite activities, or socialize.


Symptoms of Dry Eye after Menopause

Dry eye symptoms can vary from person to person. Here are some common symptoms you might experience:

  •  Persistent dryness and discomfort in your eyes.
  • Grittiness or a feeling of something in your eyes.
  • Excessive tearing.
  • Blurred vision, particularly when reading or using digital screens.
  • Increased sensitivity to light (photophobia).

Memorial Eye Center - Cinco Ranch offers several dry eye treatments that can effectively alleviate these symptoms and restore your visual comfort.


Risk Factors of Dry Eyes During Menopause

Several factors can increase the risk of dry eyes in women during menopause. Understanding these risk factors is essential for effective prevention and management.

  • Medical Conditions and Medications

    Medical conditions such as thyroid conditions, diabetes, and regular use of antihistamines and autoimmune disease can elevate the risk of dry eyes in women experiencing menopause.

  • Contact Lens Use

    Contact lens wearers may experience exacerbated dry eye symptoms during menopause, necessitating proper care and hydration.

  • Environmental Factors

    Dry climates and excessive air conditioning can create unfavorable conditions for women in menopause, increasing their susceptibility to dry eye symptoms

  • Lifestyle Factors

    Dietary choices and smoking can impact eye health during menopause, making it essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle to reduce dry eye risks.

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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 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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Discover Relief and Clarity with Dry Eye Therapy

At Memorial Eye Center - Cinco Ranch, we specialize in helping women manage dry eyes during and after menopause. Our team of experienced professionals offers a range of treatments tailored to your unique needs.

Don't let dry eyes hinder your quality of life; schedule an appointment with us today to regain comfort and clarity in your vision.

(281) 347-3937