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Dry Eye in Midland? Eye Allergies are Rampant this Spring

Woman dry eye midland txIn Texas, pollen and sunshine are everywhere.  While many people don't experience many symptoms, there are quite a few of us who have  eye allergies and dry eye symptoms on a daily basis.  Patients with these eye conditions experience a range of symptoms from dryness, itchiness, and burning to excessive tearing or redness. While our eye doctors have treated a number of dry eye & eye allergy patients with prescription eye drops, Omega-3 supplements, and even punctal plugs for excessive tearing, occasionally, our eye doctors resort to a recent, innovative solution via custom, specialty contact lenses called scleral lenses.

Unlike conventional contact lenses, scleral contact lenses are hard, rigid contact lenses that rest on top of the sclera, the white part of the eye. Not only do scleral lenses provide amazingly clear vision, but they create a gap above the eye’s surface to make a tear reservoir. Many symptoms of dry eye and eye allergies are due to poor tear composition as well as allergens reacting to the eye. By utilizing a hard contact lens, your eyes receive a substantial layer of protection plus comfort to soothe your eye’s surface. Scleral lens wearers notice a reduction in irritation, dryness, and redness and rarely find the need for eye drops.

Speak to our eye doctors and our staff about scleral lenses and improving the quality of your eyesight, today.

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The pandemic of coronavirus (COVID 19) continues to spread endangering many of us who call Midland/Odessa home. While the number of cases in Texas is growing rapidly, so far there are few cases in our area. At Vision Health Specialties it is our goal to keep it that way.

Because eye care by necessity requires close contact between workers and patients, the Center for Disease Control along with other eye care specialty organizations recommend that during this critical period eye doctors suspend routine vision examinations. In complying with this, Vision Health Specialties will terminate routine eye care beginning Monday, March 23‎rd until Monday, April 20th. We will be open from 9:00 till 4:00 PM during this period of time with a small staff to handle urgencies such as red eyes, corneal ulcers, uveitis, abrasions, sudden increases in floaters, or flashes, and foreign bodies in the eye. Please call our office before coming in. Furthermore, those who have traveled to China, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Iran, or the state of Washington, California, New York, Louisiana and/or other affected areas, as well as those who have respiratory disease, and/or fever, will be referred to the emergency department of Midland Memorial Hospital where they are equipped to handle those at risk of coronavirus.