The symptoms of dry eye typically affect both eyes and may include:
An eye exam is necessary to properly diagnose your dry eye. It is not advised to self-diagnose, as the symptoms of dry eye present similarly to other ocular conditions. Our Optometrist will assess your overall eye health during your eye exam, including looking for any foreign bodies or infections that may be the culprit of your irritated eyes.
After your eye exam is complete we will be able to guide your course of treatment effectively, alleviating your symptoms. Each patient’s treatment will vary as it is dependant on the cause of dry eye and what stage it may be at.
Your treatment plan may include:
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Important Information About Dry Eye
Yes. Over 30% of Canadians suffer from some form of dry eye. This number is much higher in our drier prairie provinces. Some patients will experience chronic Dry Eye Syndrome [LINK: About Your Eyes Dry Eyes] while others will only suffer from mild dry eyes.
Dry eye is when our body is unable to create enough tears or is producing the incorrect type of tears that evaporate too quickly.