Total Vision Fountain Valley

Dry Eye Therapy in
Fountain Valley

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Relief For Dry, Uncomfortable Eyes Is Here!

Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, there’s never a great time to experience dry eye symptoms.

Irritation, grittiness, and discomfort could keep you from enjoying the things you love—you deserve personalized solutions right for your needs. Our team at Dr. Goldstone Vision Center in Fountain Valley understands just how important your eye comfort is to your quality of life. 

We can help you find relief by taking a medical, health-based approach to your eye comfort. The first step is booking an eye exam with our team today. Visit us at either of our fantastic eye care locations.

A Medical Approach to Dry Eye

There’s so much more to managing your eye comfort than just using eye drops now and then.

Dry eye is a common issue many people experience throughout their life, and several health conditions could increase the risk of experiencing symptoms by affecting your tear film. Your tear film is essential for keeping your eyes comfortable, but certain issues can affect its stability and lead to dry eyes.

Your tear film uses 3 components to maintain your eye comfort:

  • Mucus, which adheres the tear film across the eye evenly.
  • Water, which hydrates the eye and washes away small particles.
  • Oil, which prevents the tear film from evaporating.

Dry eyes can come in 2 different forms: evaporative dry eye and aqueous tear deficiency. The former occurs when your tear film lacks proper oil content, while the latter develops when your tear film doesn’t have enough water.

Understanding Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Evaporative dry eye is the most common version people experience, and it’s typically caused by a condition known as meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

All along the margins of your eyelid is a series of glands, called meibomian glands, responsible for producing the oil your tear film needs to prevent evaporation. However, MGD occurs when blockages prevent the oils from flowing properly.

Eventually, MGD can lead to dry eye symptoms. It can also contribute to the development of blepharitis and styes.


MGD can develop for a number of reasons, like:

  • Aging
  • Wearing eye makeup
  • Medications
  • Wearing contacts
  • Living in a dry, arid climate

Symptoms can vary depending on the person, but some of the most common include:

  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Burning
  • Wateriness
  • Light sensitivity
  • Gritty sensations
  • Blurry vision

MGD isn’t the only reason why you may experience dry eyes. You may experience symptoms because of:

We can help determine what may be causing your symptoms when you visit us for a dry eye appointment.

Managing Your Eye Comfort

There are several ways we can help manage your dry eye and bring you the relief you deserve. Our array of technologies can help us personalize treatment plans based on what is affecting your eye health and comfort.

However, there are several ways you could help manage your symptoms, especially if you rarely experience dry eye. These strategies can include:

However, we always recommend having a comprehensive eye exam before trying any of these techniques. We can look for possible issues contributing to your symptoms and find suitable solutions based on our medical and health-focused findings. Get help preserving your eye health and book an appointment today!

Visit Us Today

Visit us

Only 10 minutes down the road from Huntington Beach, you can find our practice in Magnolia Plaza, near Savers.

  • 9107 Garfield Ave
  • Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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