Dry Eye Assessments, Treatment, and Professional Care
Do your eyes feel gritty and itchy? Are they red, sore and uncomfortable? Or perhaps they tend to water excessively? These are some of the symptoms of dry eye syndrome, an inflammation that affects both the lacrimal gland (the tear producing gland) and the eye surface. Here at Vision Care Plus, we carry out specialised dry eye assessments to investigate the symptoms and provide you with a suitable treatment plan.
Common Symptoms and Risk Factors of Dry Eye Syndrome
The most common symptoms include dryness, burning, itching, stinging, excessive tearing, blurry vision, and light sensitivity. In many cases, certain medications, hormonal changes, blepharitis, laser eye surgery, and arthritis can cause dry eyes and may display these symptoms, so it is important to perform a thorough assessment to establish actual cause and provide the best treatment.
Who is at risk?
Dry eye can affect men and women of any age, but those at particular risk are those who:
- Wear contact lenses
- Use computers frequently
- Are on some specific types of medication
- Are pregnant
- Are post menopausal
- Have Sjogren’s syndrome or Scleroderma
- Have suffered external eye diseases
- Have had PRK or LASIK
Following a full dry eye assessment, our optometrist will design a tailored management plan to help ease the symptoms. The options range from artificial tear eye drops to punctal plugs, and even surgical procedures.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
Vision Care Plus is proud to serve residents across Leduc, Wetaskiwin, Camrose, Drayton Valley and Beaumont. If you think you may have the symptoms of dry eye or you simply need to check on your eye health, set an appointment with us today. We’re positive we can help you gain better sight. You can call us at (780) 986-8441 (Leduc), 780-672-3158 (Camrose), 780-542-4824 (Drayton Valley), or 780-352-4312 (Wetaskiwin) or fill out our booking form.