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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.


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.

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- Oct. 25, 2023
Dr. Hoang is great! Very personable and provided a variety of suggestions for contact lenses for us ... to choose from. Had both siblings fitted here for eye glasses and while the glasses are expensive, the eye exams were quick and accurate!
- Jul. 28, 2023
Friendly people. Dr. Hoang really cares about patients.
- Jan. 26, 2023
I have been seeing Dr. Tran for about 8 years now, maybe longer? Even though I have moved further an... d further away during that time (I am now over an hour away), I continue to come here because everyone is so nice and welcoming. The receptionists are always super respectful and helpful. Everyone else is incredibly patient with me, especially when I have to walk around the office with no contacts and have to feel my way around because I am BLIND. Dr. Tran’s exams are little fast paced but I don’t mind. He’s pretty laid back but still very professional. I like being able to crack too jokes without feeling weird/ awkward and I feel safe enough to do that here. I’ve never had any communication issues and everything is always explained to me so there aren’t any surprises. I really appreciate that and will continue to come here as long as it’s open.
- Nov. 29, 2022
Great dr. Went for an annual eye check up and felt like I was talking to a friend. Recommend him to ... anyone!
- Jul. 06, 2022
Dr. Tran and his staffs are very personable and friendly. Dr. Tran has been my doctor to see for ove... r 10 years.. really love the services provided here.. come check this location out great great service, friendly doctor and staffs.
- Mar. 06, 2022
A very funny and friendly eye doctor.
- Dec. 20, 2021
My kids and I was a new first time patients at Epic Eye Care Dr. Tran and his staff was very friend... ly and they keep the place very nice and clean we was so glad we found an awesome Optometrist
- Nov. 12, 2021
My experience was over all fantastic, all of my questions were answered the doctor was very friendl... y and helpful throughout the process. 100% would recommend
- Oct. 28, 2021
Friendly and accommodating staff! Dr. Tran is thorough and knowledgeable. I trust his expertise and ... always get great results year after year. One time, I ran out of contacts before I was able to order my new prescription. In the meantime, I had a huge presentation to give at work. Being that I’m not as confident wearing my glasses, Dr. Tran and his team made sure I had a pair of contacts for the day of. They really care about their patients. You can also tell that his employees are happy to be there. That says a lot about how Dr. Tran is running his practice and taking care of his employees. Look no further! You are in good hands at Epic Eye Care!
- Sep. 23, 2021
We highly recommend this place The people there are awesome, super polite,friendly and helpful The ... lady who tested our kids no words to describe how sweet she is 🥰
- Sep. 16, 2021
Have been there more than ten years with such a knowledgeable doctor and also his professional stuff... s.
- May. 22, 2021
I found Dr. Tran's office as I was driving down Beltline Rd in Garland one afternoon. The sign ''Epi... c Eye Care'' caught my attention, and since I had previously been to see another eye specialist not far from his office; and because I was not happy with the final results,. I made an appointment with Dr. Tran. I had also referred a friend of mine to visit the previous eye doctor, and I went with my friend on two or three occasions to have her eyes checked. When we left for the final time, I was not pleased with the examines and the charges. It was obvious the doctor was strictly interested in how much money she could make from my friend. She ran numerous test and each one was very expensive; needless to say, she could not come up with a diagnosis. That was my main reason for making an appointment with Dr. Tran. Since the first time I visited his office... I and my friend and several others whom I have recommended see Dr. Tran for any eye problems have done so for several years now. Dr. Tran is a very unique person and an exceptional human being and Eye Doctor. He has diagnosed and treated my eye problems and many of my friends' ever since I first met him. He has also referred me to a couple of other eye specialist for special treatments which were required.. Dr. Tran is truly one of a kind! And he is very knowledgeable and precise in his profession. I am 73 years old and have seen more than a few medical doctors, dentists, and eye doctors during my life time. Dr. Tran is the exception, and he has been a true blessing to me! I have the utmost appreciation and respect for this man!. If you are in need of a wonderful eye doctor, go see my friend, Dr. Pui Tran. You will see first hand exactly what I have been talking about... Jim Martin - Garland, Texas.
- May. 03, 2021
This clinic was one of the best ones I been too. I got there and was immediately helped and welcomed... . The workers there are very nice, friendly, and helpful! Dr. Tran was super fast and helpful as well !
- Apr. 09, 2021
Great atmosphere, very friendly staff.
- Mar. 26, 2021
Dr. Tran and his staff were extremely friendly and thorough. We had a great experience overall and p... lan to make this our eye care home!
- Mar. 26, 2021
Everyone is so nice and helpful
- Mar. 08, 2021
I’ve been an established patient with this office for several years already; I never leave with a ... bad experience. The staff is always friendly and quick as well as the Optometrist. I’m never leaving this office 😉 Keep doing what y’all have been doing!
- Jan. 11, 2021
The staff and Dr. Tran are wonderful. I absolutely recommend this clinic for younger children that h... ave a difficult time doing the eye exam at school.
- Jan. 08, 2021
Totally, unexpectedly and rewarding 1st appointment. I have a specially difficult issue with one eye... . From Gabi, the medical assistant, to the doctor himself, they were professional, right to the point, explained his advise and started my new contact lens fittings trial. The unexpected part is that my insurance should cover the expense including the lens which would have cost me over $500 per year. Hopefully if the daily wear contacts work out, my eyes will be healthier, have better vision and comfort. I highly recommend Dr. Tran.
- Dec. 23, 2020
Awesome I like all the rep and doctor ,was treated good

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Dry Eyes in Garland

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  • Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Epic EyeCare 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 Epic EyeCare today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam and discuss personalized dry eye strategies.

(972) 268-7938