Dry eye is 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. There are several different treatments available to alleviate the suffering associated with this condition.
The first step to diagnosing dry eye 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 or another condition is affecting you. Your Optometrist will then recommend a course of treatment so you can begin feeling better.
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.
LipiFlow Thermal Pulse System, LipiView Ocular Surface Interferometers, and specialized dyes might be used during the testing process.
Sometimes dry eye 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 eyelid cleaning can be a valuable treatment. This strategy can minimize the swelling caused by blockages and relieve the pain of blepharitis.
These are some of the most common symptoms associated with this condition although patients may experience other symptoms as well:
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 and allergies. Dry eye symptoms are more developed and frequent during allergy season.