Skip to main content
Austin Eye Doctor

Located on South Capital Texas Hwy Next to Lenscrafters

Home » Eyecare Exams and Services » Dry Eye Syndrome and Treatment » Dry Eyes and Environmental Causes

Dry Eyes and Environmental Causes

Dry eyes is a condition affecting millions of Americans. It is one of the most common eye conditions. The redness, teary, itchy and watery eyes can drive you crazy. Most people assume that dry eyes is a result of a medical condition or a virus. However, in many cases, dry eyes is a result of environmental factors. This is the case whether you are outdoors or indoors.

While outside, the factors that can cause dry eyes are wind, dust, sun, or smoke. This, in turn, causes the tears to evaporate quicker and dry up. While inside, dust, staring at a screen for too long, and air conditioning/heating can also cause dry eyes. Nowhere is safe!woman wiping her eyes with a tissue

Speak to the Westlake Eye Doctors about how you can best treat your dry eyes, whether its with eye drops or something else. We will evaluate each patient to best fit their needs. Orthokeratology is frequently a good option for nearsighted individuals who are too young for LASIK surgery or for some other reason are not good candidates for vision correction surgery.

COVID-19 Updates

Dear Valued Patients,

We are very excited to announce that based on the guidelines of the CDC and the American Optometric Association, our practice will begin seeing patients this coming Saturday, May 16, 2020.

Our new hours of operation for the very near future will be Wednesday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s from 11:00 am – 6:30 pm. Patients will be seen on an appointment-only basis for the time being.

After going through challenging weeks, we appreciate your patience and understanding more than ever!

Our team is going beyond the expectations of healthcare facilities to ensure everyone’s safety. To achieve the highest level of protection, we are implementing new safety protocols, including regular UV-C sanitization between patients, social distancing, etc. Most notably:

As always, feel free to contact our office with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,Bartok Creek Eyecare


We will reopen our practice this Saturday, May 16 !!! The health and safety of our patients and staff continues to be a priority. Again, thank you for choosing Barton Creek Eyecare, and we wish you and your family the best in health. Click here to read more.

Order Contact Lenses