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Spotting the Signs of Dry Eye

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Understanding the Symptoms

Dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and its symptoms can vary in severity. It's crucial to recognize the signs of dry eye early to seek appropriate treatment and improve your eye health and comfort.

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Common Symptoms to Look Out For

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Experiencing dry eye symptoms can greatly affect your daily life and overall health. These symptoms can disrupt your work, hobbies, and even your ability to carry out everyday tasks comfortably.

The constant discomfort and distraction caused by these symptoms can lower your productivity and overall quality of life. 

Here are common signs that may indicate dry eye syndrome:

  • Dryness:
    A persistent sensation of dryness, grittiness, or eye irritation.
  • Itching:
    Frequent itching or a burning sensation in and around the eyes.
  • Redness:
    Bloodshot or red eyes, often accompanied by discomfort.·
  • Excessive Tearing:
    Paradoxically, your eyes may produce more tears as a response to dryness, leading to watery eyes.
  • Blurry Vision:
    Vision may become temporarily blurred, particularly when reading or using digital screens.
  • Light Sensitivity:
    Increased sensitivity to light, known as photophobia.
  • Foreign Body Sensation:
    Feeling as though something is in your eye.
  • Eye Fatigue:
    Increased eye fatigue, especially during prolonged periods of reading, screen time, or other visually demanding tasks.

Ignoring dry eye symptoms can lead to worsening discomfort and potential complications. Chronic dry eye can damage the eye's surface and increase the risk of eye infections, scarring, and vision loss. Seeking professional guidance if you're experiencing any of these symptoms is crucial.


Dry Eye Diagnosis and Expert Care

When you choose ABBA Eye Care - Fountain for your dry eye care, you benefit from our expertise in comprehensive diagnosis. We understand that your unique health history and lifestyle can affect your dry eye differently, which is why we practice personalized care tailored to you. Our approach includes:

  • In-Depth Eye Exams

    During a comprehensive eye exam, we evaluate your eyelids, eye surface, and your complete health history and lifestyle to identify potential underlying causes of dry eyes.

  • Tear Assessment

    We conduct a detailed assessment of your tears, measuring their volume and quality. This assessment helps us identify any deficiencies in tear quantity or quality, crucial factors in dry eye diagnosis.

  • Tear Breakup Time

    Using advanced techniques like tear breakup time measurement, we identify specific areas of your eyes where tears may evaporate more rapidly. This information aids in tailoring your treatment plan.

  • Specialized Dry Eye Test: Schirmer Test

    This test involves placing blotting test paper strips on the lower eyelids to measure tear production over a specific time. It helps determine the volume of tears your eyes produce.

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- Jun. 07, 2024
Highly recommend to be seen by Dr Pierre. Really thorough throughout the exam.
- Jun. 05, 2024
AMAZING!!!! Best experience I have had. Scott (manger) assisted me. He explained thoroughly what eac... h option was. Sheila the tech, and Jeff the Dr. and all the receptionists Just an awesome experience, Thank you so much for remembering what customer service is!!
- May. 23, 2024
Wonderful staff, very knowledgeable!
- May. 21, 2024
Great staff! Excellent location in fountain Colorado! The This is my new favorite eye care place! Be... autiful office great people!
- Apr. 04, 2024
Great experience! Jesus and his whole team were very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Many... thanks to them!
- Apr. 02, 2024
Annual eye examines are thorough. Entire staff is professional and courteous.
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- Mar. 28, 2024
Perfect place to get glasses and contacts!
- Mar. 14, 2024
How a business should be run. Front desk is friendly and on point. Coolest Doctor I’ve had in a mi... nute.
- Mar. 12, 2024
They had a good service
- 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
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- 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.

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Consult Our Dry Eye Experts

At ABBA Eye Care - Fountain, our experienced eye care specialists are ready to help you find relief from dry eye symptoms. We understand these symptoms' impact on your daily life and are committed to improving your eye health and comfort.

Contact us to schedule an appointment and discuss your dry eye symptoms. Let's work together to find the most suitable treatment and enhance your quality of life.

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