Vision Therapy in Northeast Side

Age-Related Dry Eye: Causes and Solutions

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Addressing the Challenges of Dry Eyes As We Age

As we age, our bodies undergo various transformations, including changes in our eye health. One common age-related condition that many individuals encounter is dry eye syndrome. Understanding the factors contributing to this condition and how to manage it effectively becomes increasingly crucial as we age.

Dry eye syndrome in older adults often arises from a combination of factors related to aging and other external influences.

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Exploring Age-Related Factors Contributing to Dry Eye

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  • Tear Gland Function

    Our tear gland function may decline as we age, leading to reduced tear production. This decrease in tear volume can result in dryness and discomfort.

  • Environmental Factors

    Seniors may encounter different environmental conditions that exacerbate dry eye symptoms, such as increased indoor heating or air conditioning systems.

  • Medications That Can Cause Dry Eye

    Certain medications commonly prescribed to older adults, such as hypertension tablets, can have side effects that contribute to dry eyes. It's essential to understand how these drugs may impact your eye health.

  • Underlying Medical Conditions

    Age-related health conditions, such as diabetes or autoimmune diseases, can also increase the risk of dry eye syndrome. Managing these conditions is integral to overall eye health.


Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 11, 2024
Staff is very friendly & knowledgeable. They also have a good assortment of glasses.
- Jan. 30, 2024
Thanks for the check up
- Jan. 27, 2024
Excellent service and reasonable prices.
- Jan. 25, 2024
My recent two experiences with this location was wonderful. The staff is friendly and helpful and bo... th providers were knowledgeable and took the time to explain things to us. I highly recommend!
- Jan. 23, 2024
Office is small and comfortable, doesn’t make you feel like you are getting shuffled in and out of... exam rooms like cattle. The whole staff is warm and kind. Dr. J is straight to the point and sweet and took time to answer my questions ❤️
- Jan. 19, 2024
Awesome service
- Jan. 17, 2024
Professional…friendly. Relaxed atmosphere.
- Jan. 15, 2024
They were welcoming and knowledgeable. Their instruments were top rate and they had a decent selecti... on of glasses. I cannot think of anything more needed.
- Jan. 10, 2024
Dr. Elder and the EyeTX Team are great! This is the most accurate Px I’ve ever had for my contact... s or glasses. I’m seeing 20/15. I also recommend doing the eye photo machine scan they have, it was interesting seeing the image. Everyone was friendly and I was in and out in great time.
- Jan. 03, 2024
Friendly staff. Quick service. Definitely recommend the place.
- Dec. 31, 2023
Very nice establishment. Talented, friendly & helpful staff.
- Dec. 11, 2023
Been getting eye exams since I was 12 and this is the best location I've ever been too! The employee... s are so kind and they make sure to get you in and out with what you need. So grateful to have found this spot!
- Nov. 29, 2023
Staff was very friendly and professional,
- Nov. 27, 2023
My husband and myself had appointments on the same day. Belinda and Amy were very instrumental in us... having a great visit!
- Nov. 20, 2023
Great experience all workers were very friendly, helpful, and courteous. We didn't have to wait long... too be seen. Doctor was very professional and gave great information. My daughter loves her glasses. Thanks everyone will definitely continue too come back.
- Nov. 17, 2023
Dr. Bell is a wonderful eye doctor and has treated me for many years! I would highly recommend him t... o anyone!
- Nov. 04, 2023
We have used this location for over two decades and the professionalism and genuine concern there ca... n not be beat!!
- Nov. 03, 2023
I was very happy with my experience with EyeTX. The staff is very pleasant, helpful, and cheerful. D... r. Green took time to explain to me everything that’s going on with my eyes. He recommended what would help me and made sure to explain what my eyes are going through. I am very happy with EyeTx And we’ll be going back next year
- Oct. 29, 2023
Very friendly staff and doctors are thorough
- Sep. 29, 2023
Great customer service with a cheerful & friendly staff.

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Eye Comfort Strategies as We Grow Older

Age-related dry eye does not have to be a constant source of discomfort. With the guidance of eye care professionals, seniors can explore various treatment options to alleviate symptoms and improve their quality of life.

  • Customized Treatment Plans

    Eye care specialists can create personalized treatment plans tailored to address the specific needs of seniors with dry eye syndrome.

  • Lifestyle Modifications

    Simple adjustments to daily routines, such as incorporating humidifiers in living spaces or using preservative-free artificial tears, can significantly improve eye comfort.

  • Medication Management

    In cases where medications contribute to dry eye, healthcare providers can explore alternative treatments or adjustments to minimize side effects.

  • Regular Eye Exams

    Routine eye exams are essential for monitoring age-related eye conditions, allowing for early detection and intervention when necessary.


Dry Eyes in Northeast Side

Our optometry practice in Northeast Side

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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 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • Tricare
  • Medicaid
  • Avesis
  • Anthem
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • UMR
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • VBA
  • AlwaysCare
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Eyetopia
  • Heritage Vision Plans
  • WellCare
  • Devoted Health Plans

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EyeTX - Walzem Prioritizes Your Vision and Comfort

As we journey through life, aging brings changes to our bodies, including our eyes. By understanding the causes and effective management of age-related dry eye, you can enjoy improved eye comfort and clarity, enhancing your well-being in your golden years.

Call EyeTX - Walzem today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam and discuss personalized dry eye strategies.

(210) 646-6194