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Dry Eye Treatment in Heritage Center

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 Advanced Eyecare & Surgery 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 Heritage Center 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 Treatment in Heritage Center

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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
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 02, 2024
Very friendly staff. Dr. Ware is very attentive and doesn't rush you doing your visit.
- Feb. 13, 2024
Wonderful people who are kind and efficient. Makes for a great experience for my yearly eye exam!
- Feb. 04, 2024
Doctor Ware has a great 'chair side' manner and I feel very comfortable and at ease throughout the e... ntire exam. Assisting staff are warm and helpful and overall I feel like I get great care during my annual eye and contact lens exams.
- Jan. 26, 2024
Very detailed explanation on my appointments. Expertise and awesome attitude from all the staff.
- Nov. 08, 2023
Great experience all around.
- Nov. 01, 2023
Dr. Zamora's team did a great job prepping me for the Dr., and Dr. Zamora was very quick yet friendl... y. You are going to love the waiting room; go early so you can relax before your appointment.
- Oct. 10, 2023
Love this place. Great staff. DR Debbie Zamora seals the deal and I always enjoy my experience wi... th them.
- Sep. 23, 2023
Staff helpful…exam was thoughtful and thorough. Folks in the eyeglass area were accommodating and ... even fixed my current glasses which I had sat on and were bent. I appreciated the offer!
- Sep. 19, 2023
Staff was really friendly. Doctor was really patient and explained everything.
- Aug. 25, 2023
Dr Ware is kind and professional and seems very determined to find the perfect fit for my contacts
- Aug. 24, 2023
Great customer service!
- Aug. 12, 2023
Great care! Very clean office
- Aug. 05, 2023
Great place. Staff was very patient with my daughters contact appointments. Very professional place....
- Aug. 03, 2023
The staff is great and Dr. Ware is amazing and thorough. Dr Ware is easy too talk to ans caring.
- Jul. 26, 2023
Great customer service. Very friendly staff.
- Jul. 17, 2023
Very good eye doctor, they have all the machines and more! They have an amazing eye wear selection t... oo.
- Jun. 21, 2023
Good services and friendly Doctors and staffs.
- Jun. 17, 2023
Highly recommend this dental business and ask for Dr. Nguyen! They got me in on a late Friday aftern... oon. Love the interior.
- Apr. 24, 2023
Great place for eye care. Very professional and easy to deal with.
- Feb. 27, 2023
From the front desk staff, to the tech, and to the doctor, everyone was super nice and I really enjo... yed my first experience here. Will definitely be back next year when I am due for an appointment again. Thanks Dr. Zamora and team!

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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

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