Dry Eye Therapy

Dry Eye is one of the most common complaints in our office and it affects 1/3 of our patient population.

We have experts that can help you.

During your comprehensive eye examination, the optometrist will ask you questions about your general health, work environment, medications and any other factors that may contribute to your symptoms. Based on your answers, a dry eye assessment may be conducted.

A high-powered microscope, slit lamp, will be used along with special dyes to evaluate the quality, amount and distribution of your tears. This will help the optometrist detect signs of dry eye.

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Dry eye may be due to several factors including:

  • Contact lenses
  • Age
  • Hormonal changes
  • Dehydration
  • Medications (birth control pills, antidepressants, and antihistamines)
  • Working in dusty or dry environments

Dry eye Symptoms include:

  • Burning or stinging
  • Pain
  • Irritation, feels like something in the eye (ex. sand)
  • Watery or itchy
  • Red eyes
  • Hard to open eyes in the morning

Dry eye Treatments:

  • Lubricant eye drops (Hyabak, Theoloz Duo, I-Drop MGD, I-Drop Pur, Systane Complete, etc)
  • Steroid
  • Punctal Plugs
  • Restasis
  • Eye Masks (Bruder)
  • Scleral Lens
  • Eyelid Cleansing Wipes (Blephaclean, Blephagel, Systane Lid Wipes)

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Our entire vision care team is committed to ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of each and every patient. Our optometrists provide comprehensive eye health and vision examinations to meet your specific visual needs.

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Perception Eyecare

Southmount Health Care Centre
(in the Fortinos Plaza)

35 Upper Centennial Parkway, Unit 1B
Stoney Creek, ON L8J 3W2

289 309-1030

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