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Dry Eye Can Be a Pain, But It Doesn’t Have To Be Permanent

Many Canadians will experience dry eye at some point in their lives. It’s an exceptionally common condition which can be exacerbated by seasonal variations, so it’s pretty hard to avoid. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, or sitting in an office which uses recycled air, you’re probably more likely to be hit than most.

The good news is that dry eye is not usually a severe condition. Minor medicinal treatments and lifestyle changes tend to overpower symptoms, but it’s important to confirm that you do actually have dry eye, not another condition exhibiting similar symptoms.

A quick, thorough examination of your eyes will let us make a diagnosis and recommend suitable treatment options.

What Is Dry Eye?

It’s a condition caused by a lack of lubrication of the eye, for which the symptoms are largely discomfort around the eye.

The climate is the main perpetrator for most dry eye sufferers, as arid (dry) air can whisk plenty of moisture from your eyes. Other causes include:

  • Side effects from medications
  • Skin diseases around the eye and eyelid
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction (common contributor to dry eye)
  • Prolonged computer use
  • Smoking
  • Not drinking enough water
  • Allergies
  • Blurred or hazy vision, intermittently
  • A stinging or burning sensation in the eye, even when closed
  • Grittiness in the eye
  • A stringy, sticky discharge from the eye
  • Excessive tearing
  • Difficulty concentrating/tiredness at the computer

Time to Take Care of Your Dry Eye Symptoms


The recommended treatment for dry eye will vary depending on the severity of your symptoms.

 

  • Mild dry eye – Depending on the root cause, our optometrists may recommend a variety of artificial tears, omega 3 supplements, warm compresses or lid scrubs.  
  • Moderate to Severe dry eye – Prescription eye drops that induce tear production may be used to improve lubrication, or punctal plugs (which deliberately seal off your eye drainage canals) may be inserted. Sometimes a mild steroid eye drop is prescribed to decrease inflammation that results in dry eyes. All of these treatments are prescription only, and you should have a discussion with the optometrist before committing one way or the other.

 

 

Our Location


Chestermere Optometry

We are located in Chestermere, AB, in the Chestermere Station Plaza. You will find us in between Gillette’s Fabricare and Domino's Pizza, close to Safeway. Chestermere is conveniently located only 5 minutes from Calgary, and close to Strathmore, Langdon and Indus.

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM / 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Address & Contact Information:

110 - 175 Chestermere Station Way
Chestermere, AB, T1X0A4

(403) 229-2020
(403) 229-2032

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