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Dry Eye

Dry Eye is more common today than ever before. In fact, more than 100 million people worldwide suffer from dry eye, which is often painful, persistent and annoying.

What’s up with that?
Near work – think computers, smartphones, video games – is likely to blame for the increase in dry eye symptoms. All of these activities interfere with the quality and quantity of blinks. Not enough quality blinks means not enough natural tears, which means dry eye symptoms.

Which means…
Hello, artificial tears. Which are great, but if you’re using them all day, every day, there just might be a better way…

Mann Eye Institute has Ocular Surface Treatment Centers in Houston and Austin dedicated to helping people just like you overcome their chronic dry eye.

Because while dry eye is common, it doesn’t mean you have to live with it!


The Mann Eye Ocular Surface Treatment Centers (Dry Eye Clinics) are run by dry eye specialists like Dr. Paul Mann and Dr. David Tremblay who are dedicated to helping patients like you See Life Better through customized treatment plans.

“People think it’s normal to have red, itchy, burning, irritated eyes.
But it’s not normal; it’s just incredibly common. And that’s not the same thing.”

- Dr. Mann

Dry Eye Specialists in Houston and Austin

Dr. Paul Mann
Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Dry Eye Treatment Specialist at Mann Eye Institute
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Dr. David Tremblay
Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Dry Eye Treatment Specialist at Mann Eye Institute
Learn More About Dr. Tremblay
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How Do I Know if I Have Dry Eye?

Common symptoms of dry eye can include dryness, grittiness, soreness, irritation, burning and eye fatigue. But since those are symptoms also commonly associated with allergies, infections and more, it’s important to determine if what you’re experiencing is in fact, chronic dry eye.

To do that, our dry eye specialist will perform a series of diagnostic tests to evaluate your unique ocular surface condition. This will help us determine the best course of action (specifically for you). Your personal dry eye assessment may include:

  • Tear Volume Measurement
  • Tear Evaporation Rate
  • Ocular Allergy Antigen Testing
  • Tear Sampling for Inflammation Markers
  • Meibomian Gland Imaging
  • Corneal Topography
  • Corneal Mapping for Aberrations
  • Anterior Segment Photography
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Testing for Sjogren’s Syndrome

Once our doctors have a full assessment of what is causing your dry eye and the severity of your case, they can recommend a custom dry eye treatment plan to get you on your way to overcoming dry eye!

dry eye can be caused by many factors

By definition, dry eye is a condition whereby your tears are not providing adequate lubrication for your eyes. But why your tears are coming up short? Well, there are many possible factors.

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Factors that contribute to dry eye

Medical Conditions that Contribute to Dry Eye

  • High Cholesterol
  • Conjunctivitis (and other eye infections)
  • Skin Disease

Medications that Contribute to Dry Eye

  • Antihistamines
  • Antipsychotic and Antidepressants
  • Beta Blockers

Dry Eye can be complicated. Multifactorial, if you will.

At Mann Eye Institute’s Ocular Treatment Centers, we have solutions - Dry Eye Packages customized for your unique dry eye situation.

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What are my Dry Eye Treatment Options

Avenova – Daily Lid & Lash Hygiene

Avenova™ – A Breakthrough Cleanser with Many Applications


Most of the products, services and treatments we offer at Mann Eye Institute are quite nuanced and specific to certain vision conditions. Rarely do we find a product that has an impact across many different areas of eye health. Avenova, by NovaBay, is one such product. We’ve found this cleanser to benefit our patients in a number of applications, including bacterial eye infections, cataract surgery and even dry eye treatments.

Avenova for Bacterial Eye Infections

Clean eye lashes

Bacterial eye infections can be uncomfortable and unsightly, causing red, itchy, swollen eyes or crusting of the eyelids. Blepharitis, an inflammatory condition of the eyelids, is often associated with diseases such as rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis. This condition, like bacterial eye infections, often includes symptoms such as burning or pain, crusting of the eyelids and eyelashes, redness, watering and gritty eyes. Patients suffering from such symptoms have shown marked relief after using Avenova, a prescription eyelid cleanser that treats symptoms associated with eye infections. Avenova contains Neutrox, a proprietary, pure, stable form of hypochlorous acid that is shown in laboratory testing to be a rapid anti-microbial, anti-toxin and anti-biofilm preservative. It is the first lid and lash hygiene product of its kind with no known side effects and no surfactants, which can increase the risk of contact dermatitis or other irritations. Avenova has no damaging effect on tissues, and it causes none of the burning or stinging sensations caused by other products such as tea tree oil.

Avenova for Cataract Surgery

In fact, Mann Eye Institute recommends Avenova to patients undergoing cataract surgery for use before their procedures, as patients have a reduced risk of infection when their eyelids are properly cleaned prior to surgery. Minimizing the risk of infection before cataract surgery is critical. Bacteria on the eyelids and eyelashes is common, yet few people are aware that it exists, as it usually causes no problem prior to surgery. After surgery, however, eyes are more susceptible to infections from bacteria, which is why Mann Eye has added the use of Avenova to their cataract preoperative protocol, greatly reducing the risk of postoperative complications.

Avenova for Dry Eye Patients

Avenova also has benefits for patients who are not undergoing cataract surgery. Many bacterial eye infections can lead to chronic dry eye, which occurs when tears are not able to adequately lubricate the eyes. Dry eye becomes more common with age, but it can also occur as a result of chronic eye infections as well. Avenova helps alleviate the symptoms of chronic dry eye, which may include:

  • Dryness
  • Itching and Irritation
  • Redness
  • Burning
  • Watering
  • Eye Fatigue
  • Blurry Vision
  • Night Vision Difficulty
  • Gritty Eyes

If you are suffering from red, swollen, itchy eyes, you may have a serious eyelid condition. Using Avenova daily can not only alleviate symptoms of eye irritation and infection but can also avoid the development of such conditions. Click here to schedule an appointment online or call 1-800-MY-VISION (698-4746) to find out more about your options with Avenova.


The Mann Eye Institute is a leading eye care facility with seventeen locations in Humble, West Humble, Houston, Central Austin, North Austin, Sugar Land, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Livingston, Bay City, Pearland, Baytown, Tomball and Cleveland, Texas. With various locations in the Houston and Austin areas we can provide the full continuum of care, including; designer eyewear and eye care needs, LASIK eye surgery, cataract surgery, premium lens implants and dry eye treatment options. If you are seeking expert eye doctors in Texas contact us today!

Copperfield Office
6860 Highway 6 North, Ste. A
Houston, TX 77084
(281) 500-9605

Pearland Office
10223 Broadway St., Ste. J
Pearland, TX 77584
(281) 971-9332

Spring Office
2616 FM 2920 Ste. I
Spring, TX 77388
(281) 353-8300

Tomball Office
14079 FM 2920
Tomball, TX 77377
(346) 701-4029

Katy Office
750 Westgreen Blvd.
Katy, TX 77450
(281) 392-3937

Humble - Deerbrook Office
9802 FM 1960 W, Ste. 110
Humble, Texas 77338
(281) 446-9333

Sugar Land Office
6424 E. Riverpark Dr.
Sugar Land, TX 77479
(713) 580-2525

Humble - S. Memorial Office
18850 S. Memorial Blvd.
Humble, TX 77338
(281) 446-7900

Livingston Office
1601 US-59 Loop North, Ste. 100
Livingston, Texas 77351
(936) 327-3937

Cleveland Office
429 West Southline
Cleveland, TX 77327
(281) 592-4343

Bay City Office
3612 Avenue F
Bay City, TX 77414
(979) 244-1450

Baytown Office
4750 East Freeway
Baytown, TX 77521
(281) 421-2020

South Austin Office
2600 Via Fortuna, Ste. 400
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 327-4123

North Austin Office
4314 W. Braker Lane Ste. 215
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 200-3937

Sun City Office
1530 Sun City Blvd., Ste. 150
Georgetown, TX 78633
(512) 327-3792

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