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Q: Is it true that Dry Eye symptoms seem to be more severe during the winter months?
Yes.

Q: When should someone come in to see their optometrist for Dry Eye symptoms?
Right away

Q: What do you check in order to assess whether a patient is suffering from Dry Eyes?
The condition of the surface of the eye. 
The condition of the eyelids
The quantity and quality of our eyes' natural tear layer.

Q: What are the common treatments that you use in order to help people suffering from Dry Eyes?
Dietary supplements and the appropriate eye drops.

Q: My eyes frequently are overly watery. That isn't Dry Eye, is it?
Dry Eye is one of several reasons for overly watery eyes.

Q: Are there certain people that are more prone to having Dry Eyes?
Women
Advancing age
Some systemic medical conditions
Those taking oral anti-histimines

Q: Do you have any recommendations for people to help them avoid Dry Eye issues?
Avoid or protect your eyes from windy conditions or fans.
Evaluate whether contact lens wear may be contributing.
Eye exam to derminine the cause and type of dry eye, and the appropriate treatment.

If you think you may have dry eyes, call Texas State Optical in Brenham and schedule an eye exam.

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