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Dry Eye Treatment in Coppell

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 Coppell Vision Center 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 Coppell 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 Coppell

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 26, 2024
Needed to get replacement eyewear in a hurry. The team was super helpful and was able to get them to... me in just a few days.
- Feb. 19, 2024
The opticians at Coppell Vision Center are very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly.
- Feb. 16, 2024
Dr. Lamb is a great person . She listened to my needs. I would definitely recommend her!
- Jan. 29, 2024
Alycia Green is very good at her work.
- Jan. 13, 2024
Dr. Green is an exceptional doctor. She takes the time to explain the results of the eye exam, wit... hout a patient feeling rushed. She is pleasant, thorough, and extremely competent. My husband and I love Dr. Green.
- Jan. 04, 2024
I've always loved Coppell Vision Center. Looking forward to working with Dr. Lamb for many more appo... intments.
- Oct. 29, 2023
Dr. and office staff are kind and helpful. All my questions were patiently answered.
- Oct. 27, 2023
Staff was very friendly and courteous. Dr. Green was amazing. She listened and understood my need fo... r glasses in different situations and suggested the best plan. Kayla was very helpful and patient with my time crunch and provided me the quotes for all my options. I highly recommend this place.
- Sep. 14, 2023
Wonderful experience!!
- Sep. 14, 2023
Dr. Green was good. Her recommendations were good. Kayla as a staff was good and courteous. The fron... t desk staff was good as well.
- Sep. 09, 2023
Friendly with great service. Quick turn around on getting glasses. Good with communications
- Aug. 23, 2023
I was able to quickly see Dr. Green for a medical eye problem despite a very busy day. Thanks for yo... ur help...
- Aug. 20, 2023
Excellent customer service
- Aug. 12, 2023
I have seen Dr. Green and Dr. Pels and they have been knowledgeable and professional. Their staff is... great too.
- Aug. 04, 2023
Sad to see Dr. Sandra Elston go 🙁 Dr. Alycia Green did a great job finding me new contacts and gave... me good suggestions for my dry eyes. Thank you for being my new eye doctor
- Aug. 04, 2023
Always love going to CVC. They make you feel so welcome and always available to help you out.
- Jul. 13, 2023
Dr Pels offers a very comfortable experience!
- Jul. 12, 2023
Good service, good experience. Thank you!
- Jul. 12, 2023
I’ve been seeing Dr. Pels for years and she is just the best. I don’t live close to Coppell but... I’m happy to make the drive because of consistent, top notch care I receive from Dr. Pels. Kalee, the practice manager, is wonderful and always helpful. For the last two pair of glasses I purchased, I received outstanding care from Kayla. She not only suggested beautiful frames that fit my face and coloring perfectly, she is so knowledgeable and couldn’t have made it easier to purchase great pairs of glasses. Before Kayla was there, Christian assisted me with the first pair of glasses I had purchased in years. After many years of having difficulty finding a lens that didn’t make me feel queasy, Christian understood perfectly and knew exactly what I needed to resolve this issue. As a result of my confidence in your employees, I’ve purchased 3 pairs of glasses within a year or so. I’m a satisfied customer.
- Jun. 10, 2023
Dr. Alycia Green explained the things about my vision health clearly and the staff there are good ..... Thank you all

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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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