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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.


The health and safety of our patients and staff is a priority. At this time, we have closed due to the escalating coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We continue to monitor the status and look forward to a swift return to normal operations. At this time, we are still able to fulfill contact lens orders and can extend expiration dates in most cases. If you would like to place an order, please visit our website. All online orders approved within 48 hours. Again, thank you for choosing Barton Creek Eyecare, and we wish you and your family the best in health.

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