Dry Eye and Red Eye in Buda

Given our native climate, dry eye, red eye, and other eye sensitivity issues are unfortunately quite common for the residents of Buda Texas.
That said, just because you suffer from an eye sensitivity condition, doesn’t mean you have to let it control your life. Whether your irritation is caused by the dry air, dusty work environments, pollen, or other seasonal factors, we can help.

What is dry eye?

Dry eye, or chronic dry eye syndrome is a condition that affects your eyes’ normal lubricating function. It is not caused by seasonal or external factors, however, the negative symptoms causes can be amplified by things like dusty work environments, dry climates, and etc.

Your eyes’ natural lubrication process involves three main stages: tear production, tear dispersion, and tear drainage. An issue in any one of these three stages could be classified as dry eye syndrome, leading to sensitivity, itchiness, and general irritation.

What is red eye?

Sometimes red eye and dry eye are used interchangeably, however, technically dry eye is an underlying condition, and red eye is a resulting symptom. Chronic dry eye may cause red eye, but red eye can also be the result of a number of other conditions and factors.

Red eye can be very irritating, and often embarrassing. At Buda Vision Source, we provide relief options that can leave your eyes feeling comfortable, and looking great.

Treatment options

We regularly treat patents for eye sensitivity and irritation from dry eye and red eye. Some typical treatment options include:

  • Slowing the rate of tear drainage with tear duct plugs
  • Lubricating eye drops
  • Oral medication
  • Behavioral changes

Eye sensitivity evaluation

If you are experiencing eye sensitivity, or have noticed any change in your regular eye function at all, it’s best to visit us for a quick check up. Eye irritation can be the result of other potentially serious issues, and should be looked at as soon as possible. Other possible causes of eye sensitivity that would require immediate attention include:

  • Pinkeye
  • Foreign bodies
  • Structural damage, or burns

When it comes to eye issues, early detection is absolutely crucial in providing the best long term outcome. Don’t gamble with your vision. In most cases, eye irritation is a minor issue that we can effectively treat in our office. However, if your eye sensitivity is the result of a more serious underlying issue, it’s very important that our eye experts discuss treatment options with you.

Contact us

If you’re experiencing eye itchy, watery, sensitive eyes as a result of dry eye or red eye, please give us a call. One of our eye experts would be happy to discuss your issue with you, and recommend how we can help you get the relief you need, today.

You can reach us on the main office line 512-295-0076, or by dropping in anytime! We look forward to hearing from you, and helping you achieve clear, irritation free sight as soon as possible

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  • Kathy M.

    Such a great experience! Dr. Benham took his time, explained all the tests and what each test might indicate. Very knowledgeable. The office staff were courteous and very helpful in choosing my frames. I will continue going to Buda Vision Source.

  • Karen L.

    Went to Buda Vision Source yesterday. Convenient location and great service. The staff and doctor are knowledgeable and friendly. Doctor is young, personable and very up-to-date. Had a great assortment of frames to choose from. No need to go into Austin anymore. This place is going to do a great business out here in Buda. I highly recommend it!

  • David and Brenda R.

    We are new to the Hill Country and read the reviews about Buda Vision Source. We tried them out because of all the positive reviews and were totally satisfied! Great group of people at the front desk and Dr. Benham was very professional with these sets of aging eyes! We will be using them for a long time, I'm sure!!

  • Shelly B.

    Dr. Benham is very knowledgeable and thorough! His assistants are helpful and answer all my questions with confidence. I'd highly recommend this crew!

  • D Y.

    Dr. Benham and the staff at Buda Vision Source are professional, thorough and friendly. My first visit (Feb '14) was great, they treated me like I had been with them for years. I walked in with plenty of questions but never had to ask them because of how thorough Dr. Brenham was, he not only answered questions I had, he even answered some I hadn't even considered.

  • James S.

    Without question, this was the best experience I’ve had at any optometrists. Dr. Benham was extremely kind and very patient when I asked questions. I really appreciated his patients.

  • A Google User

    Dr. Benham is very knowledgeable and thorough! His assistants are helpful and answer all my questions with confidence. I'd highly recommend this crew!

  • JR W.

    I saw dr. benham on may 23 for contacts and glasses exam. he was very informative and friendly. he explained different brands of contacts to me as my usual brand was not cutting it.he recomended a new type for me to try that i really like. the office was clean and nicely arranged with a good selection of glasses. the staff was also very helpful and friendly. i highly recommend dr. benham and buda vision source.

  • Sherri D.

    I saw Dr. Benham on February 18, 2014. The office staff is very friendly, the office is super clean, and Dr. Benham explained to me thoroughly the changes in my vision that are occurring naturally due to age. I am not new to glasses, but I was getting my 1st pair of bi-focals (ugh!) and so I had a lot of questions, all which were answered completely. I never felt rushed. The doctor has a great manner and seems to really enjoy what he does. I used a Groupon for my visit that was a flat price for an exam, frames, and lenses (up to a certain dollar amount) and this made the visit an excellent value.

    My only "complaint" would be the choice of frames. The frames in the affordable range (under $80) were nice looking but there weren't too many varieties to choose from. I would have liked to have had a broader selection of frames under $50, especially considering the options these days for online sources for low cost frames. If I had not been using the Groupon, I still would have gone to Buda Vision Source for my exam but probably would have taken my prescription and shopped elsewhere for cheaper frames.

    I took my teenage son in that same day for his exam and glasses and he is very happy. It was his first pair of glasses and the staff was very patient with all of his questions. Also, they had his glasses ready in under 30 minutes! Amazing.

  • Eric P.

    Would easily recommend to others.

    Great staff and nice, modern office setting. Very clean.

    Dr Benham took the time to careful explain everything happening in everyday terms and the next steps needed. I was not pushed to purchase anything from them directly...even though they have a great selection of eye ware and contacts.

    I will return anytime I have vision needs.