Dry Eye Therapy in Markham

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Say Goodbye to Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are a common eye issue that affects millions of people globally. Because of how prevalent the disease is with patients, Warden Optometry offers comprehensive treatment solutions to help you manage your dry eye symptoms by addressing the root cause so you can get back on the right track for comfortable eyesight.

What are Dry Eyes?

The term “dry eye syndrome” is used to describe a variety of issues that affect the production of adequate tears. Not sure what this means? Tears are made of a variety of chemicals including water, oils, and mucus, all of which combine to provide lubrication to the surface of your eye, making it smooth and moist.

Symptoms

Dry eye syndrome usually affects both eyes, and those with this condition may experience:

  • Stinging or burning sensations in your eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Eye redness
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Trouble driving at night
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Stringy mucus around or in your eyes

Causes

Dry eyes can develop for a variety of reasons; some of the most common are:

  • Ageing
  • Tear gland damage
  • Laser eye surgery side-effects
  • Certain medications
  • Medical conditions like diabetes, thyroid disorders, and Parkinson’s disease

Are You At Risk?

Just about any person at any age can develop dry eye syndrome, but there are a couple of underlying factors that could increase the likelihood of developing this condition. These include:

  • Being over the age of 50. Your eyes produce fewer tears as you age.
  • Maintaining a diet with low vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acid levels. Vitamin A can be found in liver, carrots, and broccoli, and omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish, walnuts, and vegetable oils.
  • Being a woman. Women are found to develop fewer tears because of the changing hormone levels throughout their life.
    Smoking tobacco.

How to Protect Your Eyes

If you believe you are experiencing issues regarding your eye health and vision, be sure to book an appointment to see our optometrist. Not only you will get the help that you need, but they can also provide you techniques to help prevent further dry eye complications in the future.

However, there are ways to mitigate the problem of dry eyes before they develop:

  • Take breaks from tasks that require a lot of attention from your eyes. Looking at a screen or performing something close-up can put a strain on your eyes as you tend to blink less when you are focusing.
  • Add a humidifier to your room. A humidifier can help add moisture to your environment, which can help prevent your eyes from getting dry.
  • Avoid smoking and stay away from people who smoke. Smoke can get in your eyes and cause dryness.
  • Use artificial tears or eye drops regularly. This can help keep your eyes well-lubricated, especially if you have experienced dry eyes before.

Treatment Solutions at Warden Optometry

BlephExTM is a treatment solution for blepharitis, a chronic inflammatory disease that is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria on your eyelid. The excessive bacterial growth traps debris along your eyelashes, causing irritation and dryness.

BlephExTM helps by using a micro-sponge to clean the parts of the eyelid that could be harbouring a build-up of bacteria. Depending on how serious your condition might be, your optometrist can recommend ongoing appointments to make sure your eyelids stay clean and healthy.

Book Your Appointment Today

By booking an appointment with us, you can help either alleviate your current dry eye problems or even prevent dry eyes from occurring in the future.

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Exceptionally Comfortable Lens Design in Markham

Our office is conveniently located at #101, 30 Gibson Drive in Alderland Centre, just an East-bound turn off Warden Road. To help serve you better, there is plenty of parking available just behind our practice.

We offer great hours for your convenience. We are open until 7:00 PM on Wednesdays and offer Saturday appointments.

Address

30 Gibson Dr #101
Markham, ON L3R 2S3

Contact Information

Phone: 905.940.2015
[email protected]

Hours of Operations

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11 AM6 PM
Wednesdays
11 AM7 PM
Thursday
11 AM6 PM
Friday
11 AM6 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

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