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Dry Eye Treatment in Southeast Colorado Springs

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 - Lake 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 Southeast Colorado Springs 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 Southeast Colorado Springs

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- Feb. 24, 2024
Excellent care and service
- Feb. 01, 2024
The doctor and staff was very accommodating, helpful and extremely nice. I want to thank you all kin... dly
- Dec. 28, 2023
Friendly staff and very helpful.
- Nov. 23, 2023
Great experience and large selection of glasses
- Nov. 08, 2023
They have a good selection of glasses, and the staff is professional and super helpful!
- Nov. 04, 2023
The staff are friendly and helpful. Helped me get my first pair for glasses so I could pass my DOT p... hysical.
- Nov. 01, 2023
I saw Dr. Oberbreckling (Dr. O) on Oct. 11. He & his technician exceeded all expectations for servic... e resulting in making an Ophthalmology referral. Thank you!
- Oct. 20, 2023
Dr. O is amazing and I won't go to anyone else. Danielle was so helpful with explaining the differen... t lenses and coatings. She also gave an honest opinion on the different frames I chose regardless of price. I ended up with the best pair of glasses I have ever had. Thank you Danielle!
- Oct. 20, 2023
Best place in Colorado springs to get your glasses stop here once I promise you won't go anywhere el... se
- Oct. 10, 2023
Friendly and knowable staff, nice warm aesthetic.
- Sep. 25, 2023
Very friendly staff and helpful
- Sep. 15, 2023
Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Was referred yo have cataract surgery and wait til afterwar... ds to get new lenses for my glasses
- Aug. 22, 2023
Great service-quick and professional Scott was very knowledgeable, helpful to keep me close to the p... rice I wanted to spend
- Jul. 10, 2023
Dr Kim was efficient and thorough. Scott was excellent.
- Jul. 07, 2023
We appreciate the professionalism of the doctors and office personnel working at ABBA Eyecare.
- Jun. 23, 2023
I had amazing service! Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable from the time I was greeted at r... eception to the time I left. I was seen very promptly after I had arrived and didn’t have much time waiting for the doctor as well. I will always go to this Abba for all my eye needs.
- Jun. 20, 2023
Highest quality frames and lenses.
- May. 27, 2023
I've never had an eye exam or glasses before so didn't know what to expect. Everyone there was so ni... ce and helpful explaining every step to me and taking extra care to make sure I understood everything. I will continue to come here in the future.
- May. 26, 2023
Always a great experience!
- May. 25, 2023
The staff is caring and professional. In a word, AMAZING. HOOOAHH!!

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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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