Assess Your Dry Eye Symptoms
Dry eye syndrome can be irritating, frustrating, and just plain annoying—and it’s common, affecting roughly 30% of Canadians. To properly assess your symptoms and the severity of your dry eyes, we use specialized diagnostic technology.
Dry eyes can make it more difficult to perform some activities, such as using a computer or reading for an extended period. And it can decrease tolerance for dry environments, such as an air-conditioned office.
Once we’ve determined what you need, we can proceed with a personalized treatment plan.
Dry Eye Symptoms
There’s no denying that dry eyes are seriously uncomfortable. Your symptoms may appear in the following ways:
- Stinging or burning sensation in the eye
- Sandy or gritty feeling in the eye
- Excessive watering following dry eye periods
- Stringy discharge from the eye
- Pain and redness in the eye
- Blurred vision
- Heavy eyelids
- Inability to cry when emotionally stressed
- Contact lenses feel uncomfortable
- Difficulty reading, working on the computer, or any activity that requires sustained visual attention
- Eye fatigue
Dry Eye Causes
Dry eyes can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids)
- Environmental factors (pollution, weather)
- Extended computer use resulting in digital eye strain
- Hormonal changes
- Refractive surgery
- Certain medications, including hormone replacement therapy, antidepressants, birth control
- Certain systemic conditions or diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroid issues
How Foresee Eyecare Can Help
We acknowledge that dry eye syndrome is a chronic condition that requires addressing all components of the ocular surface. We want to bring you relief. Foresee Eyecare offers various in-office and at-home remedies tailored for each patient’s needs.
MiBo Thermoflo is a therapeutic medical device providing a safe and effective remedy for dry eyes. It uses gentle heat to help break down hardened lipids and oil in the eyelid glands. The device is placed over the eyelids with ultrasound gel, then gently massages deep into the tissue.
This treatment can provide immediate relief, lasting benefits—and it’s often reported to be both healing and relaxing for the patient.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Some studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids can help maintain healthy vision. These mighty nutrients are found in fish oil and are easily packaged as supplements. We stock high-grade PRN Omega-3 supplements for your convenience.
Omega-3 fatty acids support our bodies in so many ways, including vision.
Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress
Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress masks are a natural way to alleviate dry eye symptoms. These masks use their patented MediBeads that continuously absorb and store water molecules from the air. When heated, the absorbed water converts into soothing moist heat.
The moist heat helps unclog the meibomian glands (oil-producing glands), which slows tear evaporation for immediate relief. This is particularly important with evaporative dry eye conditions to keep eyes naturally lubricated.
Your eyes will thank you with benefits like:
- Replenish Moisture
- Refresh Eyes
- Relieve Dryness
- Reduce Inflammation
- Improve meibomian oil production
- Safe for frequent use
- Self-hydrating, no need to add water
- Anti-bacterial and non-allergenic
- Washable and reusable
Advances in technology have shown the medical industry that there are many uses for intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments. IPL was approved for use in the optometry world to treat meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eye disease. Your optometrist will apply strategically placed pulses of light that will target the cause of inflammation in your eyes, breaking down hardened oils and freeing the glands in your eyes. The procedure is highly effective in treating dry eyes, it is gentle, and safe.
Using a radiofrequency (RF) laser helps to reduce dry eye symptoms and treat meibomian gland dysfunction, the leading cause of dry eyes. As an added bonus, RF has been used to reduce wrinkles under the eyes in the aesthetic industry, so you may experience tighter skin after your dry eye treatment.
Visit Us for a Dry Eye Exam
Don’t let your dry eye symptoms affect your vision and lifestyle. We can help you find the relief you need and set you up with a workable and customized solution.
Our office can be found off of Major MacKenzie Drive West in the same lot as the Medical Centre and Tim Hortons. The location of our office is 965 Major Mackenzie Dr. West, Units 3 & 4.
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
*Please note: we are closed on Saturdays of long weekends and holidays.