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Dry Eye Treatment in Fountain Valley

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

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Tired of your eyes constantly watering?

Want to find a solution for your red, dry, itchy eyes?

Dry eye disease can seriously harm your quality of life. It can cause severe irritation and even infection in severe cases.

Symptoms of dry eye disease include:

  • Red, dry eyes
  • Itchiness in and around the eye
  • A gritty-feeling in the eye
  • Light sensitivity
  • Excessive watering of the eyes

Visit ABBA Eye Care - Fountain for effective and lasting dry eye relief.

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How Dry Eye Disease Develops & How to Treat It

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Dry eye disease is an increasingly common eye condition that can happen either because the eye is not producing enough tears, or because tears are evaporating too quickly, leaving the eyes without enough moisture to function comfortably.

This can happen for several reasons including allergies, side effects from medications, hormonal changes, and illness.

Depending on the cause and exact symptoms of your dry eyes, our Fountain Valley eye doctors will be able to prescribe treatments and medications aimed at increasing the amount of tears your eye produces and/or slowing the evaporation of tears to better hydrate your eyes.


What Are the Main Causes of Dry Eye?

  • Aging

    Dry eye disease tends to affect people over the age of 50. This is because tear production slows as we age. As the lacrimal glands produce fewer tears, dry eye develops.

  • Hormonal changes

    It's not uncommon for some women to experience dry eye symptoms during pregnancy, menopause, or while using birth control pills. That's because hormone imbalances can reduce tear production.

  • Autoimmune disease

    Certain autoimmune diseases, like Sjögren’s syndrome, can cause white blood cells to attack your tear glands, thus reducing tear production. Other diseases like arthritis, lupus, and diabetes can also cause poor or insufficient tear production.

  • Medications

    Certain medications can reduce mucus production (one of the 3 tear components) thus contributing to chronic dry eye.

    They include antihistamines, antidepressants, diuretics, and beta-blockers.

Note that this is just a handful of causes. There are many other factors that can contribute to dry eye, including pollution and dry air, allergies, poor tear quality, dehydration, contact lens wear, and more.


Dry Eyes Treatment in Fountain Valley

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 04, 2024
Doctors and staff were incredibly kind and patient, our family of 4 had to have exams and glasses. W... e will be coming here for our annuals every year.
- Jan. 22, 2024
Dr. Pierre was kind, attentive, and overall a fantastic practitioner. I went in for a simple eye exa... m and i I was in and out in no time. I appreciate them so much and would recommend their services.
- Jan. 19, 2024
They were great. ❤️❤️
- Jan. 18, 2024
Everyone — from scheduling my very first appointment to picking up my ordered glasses a few weeks ... later — was amazing to work with. Every one of your staff was kind, polite @ there was a great vibe in the office. My concerns were addressed and questions answered thoroughly 🙂
- Jan. 16, 2024
Great help from the beginning scheduling, rescheduling and being notified of cancellations to find t... he soonest appointment. Check-in, exam and glasses ordering were all great. Great staff and provider. Very informative and accommodating for a VA exam and ordering glasses.
- Jan. 13, 2024
The process for the eye exam is efficient and accurate. Everyone including the doctor is always will... ing to discuss any aspect of the visit. My vision was improved in many ways. My wife had an appointment the next day with the same type of experience and results. We both feel we get top professional treatment and results. Thank you ABBA.
- Dec. 14, 2023
Fast and professional . All my questions were answered . Maxed out my free benefits for my needs . B... eautiful people
- Dec. 12, 2023
Abba is a terrific place to go to get your eyes checked. They are very friendly and explain everythi... ng to you.
- Nov. 21, 2023
Very helpful and customer oriented. Informed of VA services available and within a 5 minute call, I... had support that save me 50%!!!
- Nov. 20, 2023
I took my daughter to buy her first glasses and get an eye exam. Everyone was very helpful and patie... nt.
- Nov. 18, 2023
The only constituents missing were Wings and Lager
- Nov. 01, 2023
Staff was friendly and the technician assisting me was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend.
- Oct. 22, 2023
Great place for fast and friendly services. I use them through the VA and it’s always been a great... experience.
- Oct. 17, 2023
Very nice and comfortable office. The staff was friendly and professional.
- Oct. 14, 2023
Fast, friendly, and affordable. I went in for a replacement frame for my lenses. They found them and... got it switched out in no time. Thank you again for the amazing service. They also have the coolest doors in town.
- Oct. 05, 2023
Everyone is so friendly and helpful!
- Sep. 28, 2023
My experience at Abba Eye Care was fantastic. From scheduling to appt reminders, to the check-in pr... ocess and care by the staff (Sheila) and Dr. Baldwin. It was efficient and such a wonderful experience overall. Highly recommended.
- Sep. 19, 2023
Everything was great! They had me in and out quickly. Great service!
- Sep. 14, 2023
Staff was very helpful and the Dr explained everything about my appointment
- Sep. 07, 2023
Good service .

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Dry Eyes FAQs

Can I still wear contact lenses if I have dry eye syndrome?

Yes, some people can still wear contact lenses with dry eye syndrome. However, depending on its severity, you may need to carefully select the adequate contact lens for optimal clarity and comfort.

Oftentimes, because contact lenses sit on the eye, it's difficult for vital oxygen to reach the eye. This can worsen dry eye symptoms, and increase the risk of scratching or otherwise damaging your eye. Make sure to ask your eye doctor which contact lenses are most adapted to your condition.

Can dry eye syndrome be cured?

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for dry eye syndrome. There are, however, many treatment options that offer lasting dry eye relief.

Can dry eye syndrome cause blindness?

In rare extreme cases, dry eye syndrome can cause corneal ulcers. These ulcers can result in scarring on the eye, making it difficult for the cornea to focus light accurately. If left untreated, corneal ulcers and the associated scarring can result in blindness.

How can I prevent dry eye symptoms?

Below are a few tips that will help prevent dry eye symptoms:

  • Point fans, heaters, and air vents so that they don’t directly blow into your eyes
  • Eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids
  • Stay properly hydrated
  • Take breaks during long tasks, especially those that require extended visual focus

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