We have added the latest in diagnostic technology to offer our patients relief from dry eye disease. Dry eye affects approximately 20-30% of Canadians who may experience it as minor irritation to more debilitating pain or discomfort from chronic inflammation.
What is Dry Eye? (Dry Eye Disease, Dry Eye Syndrome)
Dry Eye is caused by an imbalance of the tear film which is the protective layer that spreads over your eye surface with each blink keeping they eye's surface smooth and clear
It provides nutrients and also is the first focusing point for light entering the eye to help with good vision
The tear film is made of three layers which each serve a purpose:
If there is any disruption or imbalance of any of these layers dry eye symptoms may result
What are some symptoms of dry eye?
How is dry eye treated?
During our Dry Eye Assessment we complete a series of tests to carefully examine the ocular surface with specific diagnostic equipment to determine which areas of the tear film are imbalanced or not performing properly. After the assessment we will develop an initial customized treatment plan to address the root cause of your dry eye and solutions so that you can obtain relief, leaving you with comfortable, healthier eyes.
This treatment plan may include:
If you think you may be suffering from dry eyes contact our office at (705) 722-8548 or book an dry eye consultation online.
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