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Dry Eye Treatment in North Side

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 - Pueblo Hwy 50 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 North Side 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 North Side

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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 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • MetLife
Patient Reviews
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- Sep. 20, 2023
Awesome customer service, very pleasant, friendly, and professional staff. We move down to Southern... Colorado almost 10 years ago and started our eye health-care at ABBA and really don't see us going anywhere else.
- Jun. 29, 2023
Nice job and very professional
- May. 26, 2023
Staff was great very friendly
- May. 12, 2023
Great service
- Feb. 25, 2023
Love my new glasses! 😃
- Oct. 06, 2022
Just had the best exam experience here.
- Oct. 04, 2022
LOVE MY GLASSES! Thanks so much, Dr. Bourgon and all of the staff, you're AWESOME!!!
- Sep. 18, 2022
They are always very helpful!
- Aug. 26, 2022
Leslie did a fantastic job with patients. Everyone was pleasant and professional. It was a great e... xperience. I highly recommend Abba Eye
- Aug. 25, 2022
My experience at ABBA is always positive.
- Jun. 26, 2022
The staff and Dr were friendly and caring. I've been going there for 3 years now and I have always ... been greeted with kindness and respect.
- Jun. 21, 2022
The entire staff is amazing, I'm not sure what else to say but .. yep .amazing 🙂
- Jun. 18, 2022
Always friendly and professional.
- May. 27, 2022
Extraordinary staff and excellent service. I love this office as do my kids!
- May. 07, 2022
Staff in the Pueblo West office are always friendly and helpful!
- Mar. 05, 2022
Very friendly and professional.
- Dec. 14, 2021
Great customer service friendly too
- Nov. 13, 2021
Nice place. Good service.
- Sep. 25, 2021
Outstanding and thorough care, rapid turn around for contact orders. Schedule your own appt on line ... today
- Sep. 08, 2021
Friendly staff, knowledgeable and courteous.

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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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