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Age-Related Dry Eye: Causes and Solutions

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Addressing the Challenges of Dry Eyes As We Age

As we age, our bodies undergo various transformations, including changes in our eye health. One common age-related condition that many individuals encounter is dry eye syndrome. Understanding the factors contributing to this condition and how to manage it effectively becomes increasingly crucial as we age.

Dry eye syndrome in older adults often arises from a combination of factors related to aging and other external influences.

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Exploring Age-Related Factors Contributing to Dry Eye

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  • Tear Gland Function

    Our tear gland function may decline as we age, leading to reduced tear production. This decrease in tear volume can result in dryness and discomfort.

  • Environmental Factors

    Seniors may encounter different environmental conditions that exacerbate dry eye symptoms, such as increased indoor heating or air conditioning systems.

  • Medications That Can Cause Dry Eye

    Certain medications commonly prescribed to older adults, such as hypertension tablets, can have side effects that contribute to dry eyes. It's essential to understand how these drugs may impact your eye health.

  • Underlying Medical Conditions

    Age-related health conditions, such as diabetes or autoimmune diseases, can also increase the risk of dry eye syndrome. Managing these conditions is integral to overall eye health.


Eye Comfort Strategies as We Grow Older

Age-related dry eye does not have to be a constant source of discomfort. With the guidance of eye care professionals, seniors can explore various treatment options to alleviate symptoms and improve their quality of life.

  • Customized Treatment Plans

    Eye care specialists can create personalized treatment plans tailored to address the specific needs of seniors with dry eye syndrome.

  • Lifestyle Modifications

    Simple adjustments to daily routines, such as incorporating humidifiers in living spaces or using preservative-free artificial tears, can significantly improve eye comfort.

  • Medication Management

    In cases where medications contribute to dry eye, healthcare providers can explore alternative treatments or adjustments to minimize side effects.

  • Regular Eye Exams

    Routine eye exams are essential for monitoring age-related eye conditions, allowing for early detection and intervention when necessary.

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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.
- Apr. 02, 2024
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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
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- 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
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- 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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Dry Eyes in Fountain Valley

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ABBA Eye Care - Fountain Prioritizes Your Vision and Comfort

As we journey through life, aging brings changes to our bodies, including our eyes. By understanding the causes and effective management of age-related dry eye, you can enjoy improved eye comfort and clarity, enhancing your well-being in your golden years.

Call ABBA Eye Care - Fountain today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam and discuss personalized dry eye strategies.

(719) 573-2020