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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.


Patient Reviews
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- Jan. 23, 2024
Dr. Kroger is very thorough and caring. The staff is very efficient and friendly.
- Jan. 19, 2024
Great service at Hill Country Vision
- Dec. 14, 2023
Very good service the people know what their job is and get it done
- Dec. 04, 2023
Overall a wonderful experience with my thorough eye exam with Dr. Blaker. Staff assisting with glas... ses selection were also knowledgeable and very helpful.
- Nov. 06, 2023
I recently had eye surgery and found that I still couldn’t see clearly. I was told that it was all... in my head. I immediately made an appointment with Dr Blaker who listened to my concerns and was able to find a prescription to fit me. I can now see clearly and am so very grateful for Dr Blaker and Staff for their caring and professional support. Thank you!
- Oct. 12, 2023
Very helpful staff and good variety of glasses to choose from.
- Oct. 03, 2023
Great experience! The entire staff is extremely helpful and professional!
- Sep. 16, 2023
Very friendly staff.
- Sep. 11, 2023
Great service. Was able to get an appointment quickly. However, I wasn’t offered a contact fitting... , even though I was charged for it. I will call the office to inform them of this. I feel confident this will be remedied quickly and professionally. All the staff provides great customer service.
- Aug. 04, 2023
Great service , everyone helpful and professional.
- Jul. 22, 2023
Fast and friendly service
- Jul. 15, 2023
They are fast and super nice and don't try to overcharge u by doing extra tests that don't need to b... e done. I highly recommend
- Jun. 28, 2023
Justine and Marianne were so helpful, kind, and prompt in helping me with a lost contact lense while... in town visiting. The sweetest, kindest ladies!!
- Jun. 27, 2023
Everyone are so sweet and professional.
- Jun. 19, 2023
Professional, and kind. Highly recommended for all ages. Was able to get a same day appointment and ... both myself and my daughter's glasses were ready in 1 week's time!
- Jun. 11, 2023
My experiences here have always been excellent. My children saw Dr. Juett for the first time, and he... was wonderful with my 7-year-old. I can't say enough good things about the staff they are always friendly and helpful.
- Jun. 11, 2023
Dr Juett was great ! Treated me as a person not just another number , I was very pleased with my exp... erience there and will definitely be back !
- May. 25, 2023
Excellent service and a great staff! Will return.
- May. 12, 2023
I am grateful for choosing to go back to Hill Country Vision Center after a couple bad experiences. ... I received courtesy call for an overdue eye checkup. I was told Dr. Juett, joined the HCVC staff and was excepting new patients. Dr. Juett was a breath of fresh air and I didn't feel rushed. The front desk, vision techs. were so kind and informative. Truly a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 review deserved.
- Apr. 10, 2023
Very pleased with the care and service I received from their staff and Dr Juett. Would definitely re... commend to my family and friends.

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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.


Dry Eyes in Fredericksburg

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • MetLife

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Hill Country Vision Center - Fredericksburg 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 Hill Country Vision Center - Fredericksburg today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam and discuss personalized dry eye strategies.

(830) 997-2504