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DRY EYE THERAPY

WHAT IS DRY EYE?

Dry Eye, also known as Dry Eye Disease, is a common condition caused by a lack of sufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Dryness occurs when your eyes either do not produce enough tears or produce tears of poor quality. Tears provide lubrication, wash away foreign matter in the eye, and keep the surface of the eyes smooth and clear. They are necessary for maintaining eye health and providing clear vision.

Dry Eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults. Consequences of dry eyes range from subtle eye irritation to significant inflammation and even scarring of the front surface of the eye. This condition can interfere with your work and quality of life.

WHAT DOES DRY EYE FEEL LIKE?

Common Dry Eye symptoms may include:

  • Burning/stinging

  • Grittiness/irritation

  • Redness

  • Eyelid disease

  • Frequent computer use

  • Dry climate/environment

  • Watery eyes

  • Contact lens intolerance

  • Light sensitivity

WHAT CAUSES DRY EYE?

Dry Eye is a multifactorial disease that can be caused by both physiological and environmental factors. Such factors may include:

  • Certain medical conditions

  • Certain medications

  • Contact lenses

  • Refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK)

  • Eyelid disease

  • Frequent computer use

  • Dry climate/environment

HOW IS DRY EYE TREATED?

Various Dry Eye treatment options exist, as signs and symptoms vary from patient to patient. Such treatments may include:

  • Artificial tears

  • Prescription eye drops

  • Punctal plugs

  • Lifestyle/habit recommendations

WE TREAT DRY EYE!

At Mayfair Eye Care, we are experienced in providing instant relief and long term solutions for anyone suffering from Dry Eye. Our Calgary office offers patient questionnaires and diagnostic testing, including tear assessment, measurements, and eyelid gland expression. These tools help determine the underlying cause and allow our doctors to develop an individualized treatment plan to help manage your symptoms. Book your consult with Calgary optometrists today!

TRY OUR DRY EYE QUESTIONNAIRE!

Do you suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned above?

To help determine the severity of your Dry Eye symptoms, we’ve developed a short questionnaire that will allow you to articulate your symptoms before seeing an optometrist at Mayfair Eye Care.

DRY EYE QUESTIONNAIRE
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