Dry Eye Treatment

Eye Care Treatment for Dry Eyes

One of the most important aspects of our body is our vision. Overtime, our eyes can experience many vision problems. One of the most common vision problem is dry eye syndrome. This condition can be frustrating and uncomfortable, but there are treatment options available. Our optometrists at Southwood Eyecare in Calgary can perform an eye exam, diagnosis dry syndrome, and provide dry eye treatment.

Eye Care Treatment for Dry Eyes

Causes of Dry Eye Syndrome

If you’ve come down with this condition, you may be asking yourself how you got it in the first place. Dry eye can be caused by a variety of different ways. Common causes of dry eye syndrome include:

Tear Composition Imbalance

The tear film in our eyes consists of three layers: oil, water, and mucus. If there are any issues with any of these, dry eye can occur. Typically, glands in our eyes become clogged or blocked, causing this annoying condition.

Lowered Tear Production

Another reason you might have dry eye is a decrease in tear production. When our eyes are functioning properly, we produce tears that help lubricate our eyes. Common causes of lowered tear production include:

  • Old age
  • Reaction to certain medication
  • Certain medical conditions
  • Tear gland damage
  • Laser eye surgery

If you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above, it’s best to seek our eye care professionals to help limit the pain and discomfort. 

Symptoms of Dry Eye

While many of these symptoms can be minor, they can also be pretty annoying and painful. If any of the following symptoms become extreme, it’s best to seek proper dry eye treatment. Common symptoms of dry eye syndrome include:

  • Burning feeling in your eyes
  • Trouble wearing contacts
  • Blurry vision
  • Redness
  • Eye discomfort
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Difficulty driving
  • Watery eyes

Dry Eye Treatment

After a proper diagnosis from our doctors of optometry, dry eye treatment will be provided. Our eye doctors may suggest using eye drops to help lubricate your eyes and decrease inflammation on the cornea. They may even suggest BlephEx to remove debris in the eyelid that could be causing dry eye. BlephEx is painless and can be done in the comfort of our optometry office. The procedure may take a few minutes to be completed.

From routine checkups to dry eye solutions, Southwood Eyecare in Calgary has highly experienced optometrists you can depend on. Our eye doctors, serving Southwood, Braeside, Haysboro, Canyon Meadows, Woodlands, Pump Hill, Palliser, and the surrounding areas, can help alleviate symptoms from dry eye syndrome and get you back to a healthy life. Call our Calgary office today at 403-253-8803 for more information.

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