Toronto Centre Optometry
#103, 180 Dundas St W Toronto ON M5G 1Z8 (416) 597-3937
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Toronto, ON / (416) 597-3937

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Dry Eye Treatment

Toronto Centre Optometry Offers Dry Eye Relief

Living with dry, irritated eyes on a daily basis can be exhausting. You become frustrated and overwhelmed with the discomfort you cannot seem to escape. But do not worry; you do not have to continue to suffer.

We are here to help. Toronto Centre Optometry can diagnose your case of dry eye and recommend the best course of treatment. We will help you find relief.

What Is Dry Eye?

Your eyes are made of delicate mucous membranes. To work properly, these membranes must be cleaned, lubricated, and kept moist at all times. Your tears are designed to meet all of these needs. When your eyes are not properly hydrated, they become irritated, sore, and red. If this becomes a chronic condition, we call it dry eye or dry eye disease.

Dry eye usually occurs for one of two reasons.

Insufficient Tear Volume

Your body manufactures tears to keep your eyes clean and lubricated. Sometimes, your body simply does not make enough tears, or cannot make them fast enough to keep up with demand. This causes the eyes to become dry and irritated.

Poor Tear Quality

Tears are mostly made of water and an oil called meibum. Meibum creates a film on your tears which prevents them from evaporating. If your tears do not contain the right amount of meibum, the tears will evaporate immediately from the surface of the eye, leaving it dry and irritated.

Symptoms of Dry Eye

  • Dry eyes
  • Foreign body sensation in the eye
  • Short periods of excessive tearing
  • Burning or itching
  • Redness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Stringy discharge
  • Excessive glare or halos around lights
  • Discomfort during contact lens wear

Long-Term Effects of Dry Eye

Although they are irritating, for the most part, dry eye symptoms seem harmless. Without treatment, however, dry eye can lead to more serious issues such as corneal ulcers, scars, perforation, and thinning.

Live more comfortably and protect your eyes. Request an appointment for a dry eye consultation today.

Dry Eye Treatments

Artificial tears are eye drops available over the counter at any pharmacy. These drops are formulated to work the same way your body’s natural tears do. While they are not the most effective long-term solution, artificial tears do provide quick and effective relief from dry eye symptoms.

Medicated eye drops such as Restasis also offer immediate relief from dry eye symptoms. However, unlike artificial tears, these drops also stimulate your body’s natural tear production; potentially offering a more long-term solution. Drops like Restasis cannot be purchased over the counter. You will require a prescription from your pharmacist.

Sometimes dry eye can be attributed to tears draining from the eye too quickly. Punctal plugs are very small, comfortable plugs which are inserted into the drainage ducts in the upper and lower eyelid. This gives the tears more time to hydrate the eye. Punctal plugs can be removed if necessary.

Visit Our Downtown Toronto Office

We are located on Dundas Street West, in the Java Joe's Building.

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Address

#103, 180 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8

Contact Information

Phone +1 (416) 597-3937 (EYES)
Email tcoptometry@gmail.com
Fax +1 (416) 597-3967

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