Summer is over and we are back into full-swing routines of school, work, and all the activities. Now that we’re out from under the sun all day and back into full workdays in front of our computers, our eyes end up feeling downright tired and uncomfortable by the end of the day.
Working all day on screens can lead to eye fatigue and dry eyes because when we do this kind of work for a long period of time, our blink rate slows. Extended time between blinks means our eyes are exposed to air for longer causing grittiness and discomfort. Screens aren't the only thing contributing to the rise of dry eyes. Your age, your health, certain eyelid conditions, spending time in dry environments (hello autumn and winter), and certain medications can also lead to dry eyes. Dry eye is a disease of the eye surface where the components of our tear layer are out of balance, resulting in eye surface inflammation and damage.
You might be experiencing dry eye if you are dealing with blurry vision, tired eyes, eyes that burn, feeling gritty, or even constantly watering, and intolerance to wearing contact lenses. If you think you might have dry eye, we have the solutions for you in our Dry Eye Treatment Clinic!
You can book a Dry Eye Assessment with your Doctor of Optometry. The optometrist will determine the cause of your dry eye and create a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Our Dry Eye Assessments include collecting special measurements that inform your treatment plan. One of these measurements tells us the details of your tear film which allow us to identify the root causes. Your Doctor of Optometry will also check the health of your eyelids and glands and consult with you about your needs. You will receive your results and a customized treatment plan to alleviate your dry eye condition. Dry eye treatments can feel spa-like and leave your eyes feeling rejuvenated and hydrated. When you leave our office the delicate skin around your eyes will be protected from the sun with amazing and sensitive-skin friendly SPF cream from Elta MD.
Kyle, our friendly and knowledgeable dry eye treatment expert will take great care of you during your treatments. Kyle is a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant who works closely with the optometrists to complete each step of your treatment. He can answer any questions you may have along the way. Kyle operates all our cutting-edge, specialized equipment and will ensure you have all the essentials you need during your treatments.