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Dry Eye Sjogren’s Syndrome Houston

Dry Eye Disease and Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sjogren’s Syndrome is an autoimmune condition in which white blood cells attack and destroy glands responsible for keeping the eyes, mouth, and other areas of the body well-lubricated. Although the disease can develop in anyone, it is more prevalent in Caucasian women, and typically diagnosed between the ages of 40-60. There are two forms of […]

Treatment of Amblyopia, Lazy Eye, or Strabismus

Treatment of Amblyopia, Lazy Eye, or Strabismus

Amblyopia is a medical condition that is commonly referred to as lazy eye. A person with amblyopia will have decreased vision in one or both eyes. This is usually caused in infancy or in childhood due to abnormal development in the eye or eyes. Generally, only one eye is affected, but there are rare cases […]

When To Get New Glasses

When To Get New Glasses

You may have had your glasses for years and still be able to see fairly clearly out of them. Because your glasses are helping your eyesight, you may not realize that the condition of your eyes have changed. Changes are often gradual and hard to notice. This is why it is important to continue getting […]

Scleral Lens Houston

Scleral Lenses – A Fluid Reservoir

Practitioners are constantly looking for methods to manage dry eye symptoms in contact lens wearers WITHOUT resorting to full-time wear of glasses. As previously discussed, corneal refractive therapy (CRT) lenses can provide an ideal solution. However, not everyone is a candidate for these lenses. CRT lenses are typically used for low to moderate myopic (nearsighted) […]

Hybrid Contact Lenses Houston

Hybrid Contact Lenses: The BEST of Both Worlds

Imagine a contact lens that has the comfort of a soft lens but the sharp acuity of a rigid gas permeable lens. You may think that this is not even possible, but it is! This type of lens is called a hybrid contact lens and is exclusively manufactured by SynergEyes. A hybrid contact lens consists […]

Scleral Lenses: What’s the BIG deal?

For the past few years, scleral lenses have been in a hot topic in the contact lens world. There are national conferences solely dedicated to learning how to fit these specialized contact lenses, there is an educational society focused on providing education to both patients and fitters about scleral lenses, and there is also a […]

Specialty Contact Lenses | Bellaire Family Eye Care

What’s so SPECIAL about SPECIALTY contact lenses?

Have you ever been told one of the following? Your prescription is too high for contact lenses. You have a corneal disease or condition that will not allow you to wear contact lenses. You have had eye surgery, so contact lenses are no longer an option. Your eyes are too dry for contact lenses. If […]

Dry Eye Houston

Night Armor-Combat Dry Eye In Your Sleep

Many dry eye patients often discontinue contact lens wear due to discomfort or end-of-the-day dryness. If you find your eyes feeling tired or irritated or find yourself unable to wear contact lenses for a full day, consider corneal refractive therapy (CRT) lenses. Soft contact lenses disrupt the tear-film, leading to ocular surface dryness and lens […]

Dry Eye Specialist Houston

Dry Eye In The Blink Of An Eye

With the use of digital devices at an all-time high, the effects of screen time on dry eye disease can literally be summarized in the blink of an eye. Blinking serves as a form of protection-it is our body’s way of naturally cleansing our eyes of debris. It also leads to the production of new […]

Dry Eye Specialist Houston - Bellaire Family Eye Care

AMNIO-WHAT?

Severe dry eye disease that is chronic and unresponsive to first and second-line treatments can lead to keratopathy, or damage to the corneal surface. Amniotic membranes, tissue derived from the inner-layer of the fetal membrane, contains anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that promote corneal healing. A temporary, suture-less graft is applied to the corneal surface- similarly […]


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