Maintaining Healthy Eyes
At Flamborough Family Eyecare, we know how busy life can get, and sometimes your eyes are affected by the daily scramble of life.
Dry eye disease can be the result of that daily scramble of life, and we offer dry eye therapy at Flamborough Family Eyecare. Our team is here to help alleviate the discomfort that can come along with dry eye disease. Visit us today to get relief from dry eye disease.
What Is Dry Eye Disease?
Dry eye disease is a common condition that occurs when your tears cannot provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. This instability of tears leads to inflammation and can damage your eye’s surface.
Some common symptoms that can appear with dry eye disease include:
- Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Eye redness and swelling
- Blurred vision or eye fatigue
- Stinging and burning
What Causes Dry Eyes?
Your tears are comprised of 3 layers. These layers include the oily outer layer, the watery middle layer, and the inner mucus layer.
Dry eye disease can occur if the glands that produce these elements of your tears do not produce enough or become inflamed.
When your eyes aren’t receiving a steady supply of moisture, dry eye disease can have the opportunity to affect your eyes. Some causes of dry eye disease include:
- Exposure to the wind or dry air
- Long-term contact lens wear
- Starting at a computer screen for an extended amount of time
- Not blinking enough
Along with potential causes of dry eye disease, there are also risk factors to consider. Dry eye disease is more common in people 50 and older and underlying conditions can increase your risk of developing dry eyes.
Other risk factors include:
- Thyroid disease or other conditions that push the eyes forward
- Vitamin A deficiency
- Chronic allergies
- Digital eye strain
Dry Eye Disease Treatment Methods
At Flamborough Family Eyecare, we provide various dry eye treatments to help you find relief and get back to your daily routine.
We offer the I-RELIEF™ hot and cold therapy eye mask to help patients with dry eye disease symptoms. The I-RELIEF™ mask is a treatment option you can take home with you to assist in relieving dry eye disease symptoms.
With the combination of hot and cold, the I-RELIEF™ mask can be used to relieve swelling and watery eyes, as well as headaches and sinus pressure. Our eye doctors are here to guide you through proper usage and help relieve your dry eye symptoms.
Preservative-Free Eye Drop Options
Eye drops are commonly recommended to treat dry eye disease, and preservative-free eye drop options are a great choice. Each patient’s battle with dry eye is different, and our team will help you determine what eye drops are the best fit for you.
Preservative-free eye drops can eliminate potential allergic or toxic reactions that may be concerns with standard eye drops. SYSTANE® hydration preservative-free lubricant eye drops may be a great option for people with sensitive eyes. Book an appointment with us today learn more about how preservative-free eye drops can help manage dry eye disease.
Patients with mild dry eye can opt for lid wipes to remove oily residue and cleanse the affected area of debris. Eyelid hygiene is essential to consider when dealing with dry eye symptoms, as any dirt or residue can lead to bacterial infections that can cause your eyes to become inflamed and lead to dry eye.
Theoloz® Duo Eye Drops
Theoloz® Duo eye drops help relieve moderate to severe dry eye disease symptoms. These lubricating eye drops improve the thickness of your tear fil for at least 4 hours and combat the effects of stinging and itching.
Theoloz® Duo eye drops are preservative-free to prevent the chance of ocular surface toxicity and simple to apply to hydrate your vision and soothe your eyes effectively.
Debridement & Expression
Meibomian gland dysfunction is a group of disorders that can lead to altered tear film composition and dry eye disease.
Lid debridement and meibomian gland expression refer to a treatment method that focuses on eyelid management to remove the accumulated bacterial biofilm from the lid margin to help relieve dry eye symptoms.
This treatment method has yielded significant results and can assist with lessening the effects of dry eye disease.
Dry eye disease can bring discomfort and put a dent in your productivity. At Flamborough Family Eyecare, we want to help you find relief from your dry eye symptoms.
Contact us if you’re dealing with dry eye symptoms and get treatment today.
Our office is located at the corner of Hamilton Street N and Rockhaven Lane. If you have any trouble, feel free to give us a call!
- 170 Rockhaven Lane Unit 110
- Waterdown, ON L0R 2H6
Regular Hours of Operation
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed