Specializing in the assessment and treatment of mild to severe dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is a multi-factorial disease, meaning there are many different causes of dry eye. Dry Eye Syndrome is a disorder of the tear film for generally one of two reasons: either the tears are evaporating too quickly, or the eye is not producing enough tears. Both of these cause damage to the ocular surface and are associated with symptoms of ocular discomfort and visual disturbance.
In our current day and age, especially over the last ten years, the number of people suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome has increased dramatically. Until recently, scientists believed that dry eyes were caused by decreased production of tears, so artificial tears were prescribed to supplement and decrease symptoms of dryness. However, research and clinical evidence show that artificial tears only provide immediate relief. After ten to fifteen minutes, symptoms return and more drops are needed.
It is now thought that the main cause of dry eye is due to poor tear film quality rather than decreased production of the tears.
Dry eye syndrome is commonly caused by Meibomian gland dysfunction, Demodex, ocular allergies, lid interaction, or systemic diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome. Also, environmental conditions such as working on a computer, in dusty environments, or sleeping with a ceiling fan on can also cause symptoms.
Alamo Eye Care is now proud to be home of The Dry Eye Center of San Antonio. We will provide you with top-notch eye care and the most personal and specifically tailored experience in San Antonio. Your eye and vision needs are in the hands of two experienced optometrists that go above and beyond to meet your needs and exceed your expectations of care.
You will experience a thorough, high-quality eye exam, dry eye evaluation and management, expert contact lens fittings, eyeglasses, and much more.
Our dry eye services are unsurpassed, offering initial evaluations, long-term management, and the latest treatments in dry eye disease. Whether your dry eye symptoms are mild or severe, we will continue to work with you until we achieve the highest level of vision and comfort attainable.
In addition to providing in-office care, we also offer education and management options you can perform at home daily. To learn more about this, please visit the treatment pages.
Alamo Eye Care provide treatment for Dry Eye including:
Scleral contact lenses
Autologous Serum Tears