* We now offer IPL and RF treatments for Dry Eye Disease
Dry eyes, also known as dry eye disease or dry eye syndrome, involves a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication on the surface of the eye.
The following symptoms leave people looking for suitable dry eye treatments:
According to a review published in the Journal of Global Health, the prevalence of dry eye disease ranges between 5 percent to 50 percent in different populations around the world. Dry eye disease is more prevalent in drier climates, such as we have in Southern Alberta.
Risk factors for developing dry eye syndrome include:
What can happen if you have dry eyes and don’t seek out a dry eye clinic?
The following are some preventative steps you take to lower your risk of developing dry eyes:
Seeing a professional is advisable when your symptoms are prolonged or you don’t know what’s causing your symptoms. A trained professional from a dry eye clinic can perform a comprehensive eye exam, determine the cause of your dry eyes, and recommend appropriate dry eye treatments.
Dry Eye Disease is a rapidly developing field of study. Not all clinics have the right tools and education to properly manage this complex condition. At MVO we have been actively studying dry eye disease since 2015. Be sure you are working with the best experts in the field!
Dry eyes are common in Southern Alberta due to the arid climate. Are you suffering from dry eye syndrome? Many other conditions of the eyes can cause symptoms that mimic dry eye disease. Ask for a dry eye assessment when you visit us for your next appointment at Mountain View Optometry.
Buildup of debris on your eyelids, also called blepharitis, is a common contributor to dry eye syndrome. Blephex is a new dry eye treatment designed to eliminate blepharitis by gently exfoliating the biofilm build-up on your eyelids and deep-cleaning your eyelashes.
Evaporation of your tear film (the thin film of moisture that coats the surface of your eyes) is another major cause of dry eyes. The Bruder Hydrating Mask is an at-home treatment designed to warm your eyelids and promote the release of natural oils, restoring your tear film.
Restasis is a prescription-only topical eye drop. Restasis drops are used to treat chronic dry eyes and may be used daily in combination with other dry eye treatments to increase comfort and improve any vision problems related to this disease.
We now offer advanced in-office Dry Eye Disease treatments with excellent success rates – click here for more details.
Are you interested in receiving treatment for dry eyes? Book an appointment or call us for more information about our dry eye clinic. We have offices in Calgary and Cochrane.