Do you suffer from dry eyes? Up to 30 percent of Calgarians suffer from Dry Eyes. Symptoms can include being red, itchy, and sore plus the sensation of grittiness, eye fatigue, sensitivity to light, discomfort in windy or dry conditions, and even blurred vision.
Conditions can be exacerbated by the time spent in front of computer screens and in air-conditioned environments. It occurs when a lack of protective oils causes the tear fluids to evaporate too quickly, leaving the eyes irritated. The meibomian glands on the rim of the eyelids, which normally secrete the oils, become blocked and filled with a waxy substance. This can cause inflammation, which only worsens the condition. If left untreated, dry eye is a progressive disease and can lead to more serious problems, including impaired vision and an increased risk of eye infection.
Dry Eye Treatments:
- Steroids and Antibiotic Eye Drops
- Punctal Plugs
- Artificial Tears
- Avoidance of Contact Lenses
- Change in Environment and Diet
Crescent Heights Optometry uses the latest innovative treatments to help people who suffer from this condition. Schedule an appointment with us today and our Optometrists will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the best option for you.