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Dry Eye Treatment in Pleasanton

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 EyeTx - Atascosa 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 Pleasanton 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 Pleasanton

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • Medicaid
  • Avesis
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AlwaysCare
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Community Eye Care
  • Eyetopia
  • Aetna
  • Devoted Health Plans
  • Premier Provider Network
Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 18, 2024
Great people, great customer service and I had a great experience!
- Mar. 21, 2024
Literally the nicest people in the world. The experience was so nice. ✝️🌎🩷
- Mar. 21, 2024
Friendly staff and clean facility. Dr. Prough is awesome.
- Mar. 06, 2024
Very Pleasant and Professional experience. Thank You .. Keep up the Good work.
- Feb. 26, 2024
Doctor is detailed. She friendly and helpful
- Feb. 09, 2024
This was my first visit to this location I normally make the trip to San Antonio. After getting reco... mmended by a coworker I decided to try it out. I am glad I did, the staff at the front desk were friendly and professional. Dr. Vielma was very professional and helpful when testing my eyes. He showed me what my new lenses would look like and allowed me to see the chart with them and it definitely made a huge difference compared to my current script. Staff helped me try to find frames and also helped get me the best price. I was told my glasses would be arriving in 2 weeks and I actually got them within 6 days. They came with a hard case, a bottle of lens cleaner and a cloth wipe.
- Feb. 06, 2024
I had an eye emergency—I embedded a microscopic piece of glass in my eye—and was unable to see o... ut of that eye, in severe pain, and scared. Losing my vision is one of my greatest fears. I called EyeTx - Atascosa and despite being fully booked on a Friday, they worked me in. When I arrived, they took me right back and never made me feel like an inconvenience or a work-in. Everyone was knowledgable and efficient. Above and beyond that, they were caring and empathetic. I would strongly recommend letting them take care of your eyes and your vision. Well done, EyeTx, well done.
- Jan. 18, 2024
Best experience ever!! Fantastic customer service. Everyone was super nice and very helpful
- Jan. 01, 2024
Dr. Prough is genuinely concerned with people’s medical conditions and offers many solutions for t... reatment and prevention.
- Dec. 27, 2023
Great service and friendly staff. We did not feel rushed and they have a great selection of glasses ... to choose from!
- Dec. 07, 2023
GREAT JOB TEAM EVERYONE IS SO FRIENDLY !!!!!
- Oct. 31, 2023
The Dr and staff were friendly, birthday, and professional. Tina is awesome.
- Oct. 15, 2023
You need vision care? Go here!
- Oct. 14, 2023
First time here everything went great and got my new glasses within 2weeks.
- Sep. 14, 2023
Great exp here. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff and Doctor.
- Sep. 12, 2023
I like been seen here since I started coming from Kenedy nice service and nice new Eye Dr like the o... ther one
- Sep. 07, 2023
Excellent service. Same day appointment! I’m
- Sep. 07, 2023
Great customer care! Thank you
- Sep. 04, 2023
Got me what I needed, highly recommend you see them, literally!!!!!
- Sep. 03, 2023
Dr. Prough is willing to spend extra time for patient care. He’s absolutely great!

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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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