Dry Eye Treatment

Symptoms

  • Itchy/scratchy/gritty eyes

  • Stinging/burning sensation

  • Eye fatigue

  • Excessive tearing

  • Discomfort when wearing Contact Lenses.

Risk Factors

Dry Eyes occur when your tear ducts lack in producing the proper amount of tears to hydrate the surface of your eye. This is an essential part in keeping your eyes healthy and having clear vision. 

This condition can be found in anybody, however it is commonly found in 30% of Canadian adults. This condition can result from age, exposure to certain environmental conditions, UV ray exposure, normal blinking problems or medications. 

Dry Eyes can be diagnosed by a Full Comprehensive Eye Exam, but when left untreated it can cause harmful damage to the eyes. This includes: tissue damage, scaring of the sensitive corneal tissue, and impossible to wear contact lenses due to irritation and cause of infection.

Healthy

Glands

Damaged

Glands

  • Itchy/scratchy/gritty eyes

  • Stinging/burning sensation

  • Eye fatigue

  • Excessive tearing

  • Discomfort when wearing Contact Lenses.

Dry Eyes can typically be treated in multiple ways. It is important to follow your Optometrist's instructions on how to get the best comfort during the day for your dry eye condition. Although dry eyes may not be able to be fully cured, it can be improved and maintained for the optimal comfort and eye health.

Depending on the severity of this condition, there are different methods to bring comfort to your eyes. We provide holistic approaches to dry eye care with less emphasis on the use of artificial tears and/or medications unless absolutely necessary.