Orillia Optometry
390 Laclie Street Orillia ON L3V 4P5 705.242.5174
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Dry Eye Therapy & Treatment in Orillia

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Are You Concerned You Might Have Dry Eyes?

Dry eye disease is a syndrome that affects a surprising number of people. Today an estimated 30 percent of Canadians are affected; there is a good chance that you or someone you know is living with dry eye disease. There are several different treatments available to alleviate the suffering associated with this condition.

Initial Steps of Diagnosing Dry Eye Disease

The first step to diagnosing dry eye disease is to make an appointment with our clinic for a comprehensive eye exam. During the exam this condition and others will be tested for. These screenings will allow us to determine if dry eye disease or another condition is affecting you. Your optometrist will then recommend a course of treatment so you can begin feeling better.

These are some of the most common symptoms associated with this condition although patients may experience other symptoms as well:

  • Watery eyes
  • Sensitivity to bright light
  • Red eyes
  • The feeling of foreign material in eye
  • Eyes that feel scratchy, itchy
  • Stinging or burning mucus around your eyes
  • Eye fatigue
  • Blurred vision

If you are experiencing several of these symptoms or other concerning conditions, please make an appointment with us today.

Current research supports a link between dry eye disease and allergies. Dry eye symptoms are more developed and frequent during allergy season.

Contact lens wear can cause, or make worse, dry eye disease. But, there are treatments available to help keep you in contact lenses comfortably and for many more years. These treatments will include the proper selection of contact lens materials as well as adequate and proper dry eye disease management.

If your contact lens comfort is not an 8/10 at the end of the day, then call today and book an appointment to have a better contact lens experience.

Dry Eye Disease Treatment & Testing

Testing with specialized technology and tools is part of the diagnostic process. The information obtained during testing will help us determine the course of action that is most likely to effectively address the symptoms affecting you. Some conditions, such as those affecting glands surrounding the eye, may require treatment in order to relieve the symptoms you are experiencing.

Sometimes dry eye disease symptoms are noticed by a patient following eye surgery. Even if your surgical center is far away, our optometrists are familiar with the most up-to-date treatment solutions and so can provide relief for post-surgical dry eye.

We can supply a range of treatment solutions directly from our clinic. From specialized vitamins to supplies like over the counter eye drops, we have items that can be used immediately as directed by your doctor.

Professional in-office treatments are available to treat dry eye disease that does not respond to basic treatments to relieve the symptoms and discomfort of dry eye disease.

Common Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease

These are some of the most common symptoms associated with this condition although patients may experience other symptoms as well:

  • Watery eyes
  • Sensitivity to bright light
  • Red eyes
  • The feeling of foreign material in eye
  • Eyes that feel scratchy, itchy
  • Stinging or burning mucus around your eyes
  • Eye fatigue
  • Blurred vision

If you are experiencing several of these symptoms or other concerning conditions, please make an appointment with us today.

Protecting Your Eyes from Dryness

If you believe you are starting to develop symptoms of dry eye disease, the first thing you should do is to book an appointment with your optometrist. Their expertise can set you on the right path for comfortable vision. But if you are looking for temporary relief, there are techniques you can employ to achieve some relief before you visit your optometrist.

  • Take breaks from tasks that require a lot of demand from your eyes. You can even try the 20-20-20 rule to help relax your eyes.
  • Avoid smoking or people who smoke.
  • Add a humidifier to your room or workspace.
  • Avoid dehydration by drinking plenty of water.

In-Office Solutions

iLux is a procedure used to help warm the inner and outer layer of your eyelid to treat meibomian gland dysfunction. By using light at therapeutic temperatures, the iLux melts the meibum blocking your eyelid orifices from producing adequate tears. This treatment rarely causes discomfort and only takes a few minutes to perform.

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Contact Information

Phone: 705.326.3121

Address

390 Laclie Street
Orillia, ON L3V 4P5

Hours of Operation

Monday
8 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM – 7 PM
Thursday
8 AM – 7 PM
Friday
8 AM – 4 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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