Dry Eye FAQs

If you have dry eye, the condition can prevent you from enjoying the hobbies you love and affect your quality of life. At Fountain Valley Optometry in Fountain Valley, we offer dry eye treatment to alleviate your discomfort and help you feel your best. Before scheduling your appointment, take a look at some frequently asked questions about dry eye below:

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What Is Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a condition that happens when your eyes don’t produce enough quality tears to stay lubricated or the tears dry up too fast. It’s also important to be aware that our tears have layers. All of these need to function properly order for your eyes to stay hydrated. A problem with one, such as the oil layer, can cause dry eye symptoms.

What Are Some Causes of Dry Eye?

This condition can occur due to a variety of causes, such as the following:

•             Aging

•             Certain medications

•             Autoimmune diseases

•             Hormonal changes

•             Not blinking enough

•             Exposure to windy or dry conditions

What Are the Symptoms of Dry Eye?

Dry eye can cause a variety of symptoms, including red eyes, sensitivity to light, blurry vision, eye fatigue, and difficulty driving at night. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible.

What Treatments Are Available for Dry Eye?

Our optometrist, Dr. Dao, will discuss your symptoms with you and perform an eye exam. Then, we will recommend the necessary treatment. Depending on the root cause of your symptoms, some treatments we may suggest include:

•             Nonprescription or prescription eye drops

•             Protective eyewear for outdoor use

•             Punctal plugs to prevent tears from draining

•             Medication changes if needed

Contact Fountain Valley Optometry for an Appointment Today

If you are experiencing any symptoms of dry eye, our team at Fountain Valley Optometry in Fountain Valley, CA, can help. After an evaluation, we will develop a customized treatment plan that can reduce your symptoms and improve your overall health. To schedule your appointment, contact our office at Call (714) 210-2393 today. When you’re looking for an optometrist near me, we are happy to assist you!

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