Caring Eye Doctors in Hewitt, Texas - Quality Eye Care
At Hewitt Eyes Center we provide outstanding service to each and every one of our patients in the Hewitt, Texas area. Since our inception we have carried on a tradition of exemplary service in a warm atmosphere with a friendly, welcoming team, committed to excellence in providing for your eye care needs.
Part of our focus on providing top quality service is also having the very best in medical technology, treatment options, and products to provide state of the art eye care to all our patients. Our entire team is currently trained on the latest technological advancements and eye care developments to make sure your exam is as thorough and convenient as possible.
We are happy to take the necessary needed time to answer all of your questions, explain treatment options, and provide the highest quality treatments and products available.
Why Choose Us?
You need a good eye doctor and this is the place I recommend and bring my whole family to. They take my work’s vision plan and I’m super excited about that.
Q&A with Our Eye Doctor | Dry Eye Syndrome
Q: How do I know if I have Dry Eye?
A: Dry eye syndrome can only be diagnosed by an eye doctor. We take your symptoms into account, including the eyes feeling dry, burning, itchy or irritated. Watery eyes and blurry vision are also common because the tears, which protect the outermost surface of the eye, can be unstable.
Q: What are some of the symptoms of Dry Eye?
A: There are numerous symptoms of dry eye disease, but the most common ones include excess tearing, lack of tearing, burning, redness, foreign body sensation, intermittently blurred vision, and an inability to tolerate contact lenses. If you have any of the above symptoms, and want a professional diagnosis, please make an appointment here.
Q: What are the typical treatments used to help people suffering from Dry Eyes?
A: Treatment for dry eye depends on the cause, severity, and stage of the disease. Artificial tears can be helpful in the early stages. If over-the-counter eye drops are insufficient, we progress to a prescription medication such as Restasis or Xiidra. Lid hygiene as well as omega-3 fish oil supplementation can improve symptoms. Anti-inflammatory medications as well as punctal plugs are also available if needed for treatment.
Q: Why do my eyes water if I have dry eye?
A: People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears or have poor quality tears. As the eyes dry out, they become more irritated and uncomfortable. The lacrimal glands may produce more tears in response to the inflammation and ocular surface changes, but they evaporate too quickly. Mild cases of dry eyes can often be managed using over-the-counter artificial tear solutions. These can be used as often as needed to supplement natural tear production.
Q: Are there any natural treatments available for dry eyes?
A: Diet is very important for general eye health, and dry eyes. Make sure you eat plenty of green, red, and orange vegetables. Fish, especially wild salmon, also contains eye-healthy nutrients. Most people do not get enough healthy Omega 3 oil in their diet, so we recommend taking an Omega 3 fish oil supplement. Omega 3 has been shown to relieve dry eye symptoms, and is also important for overall health.