Good vision is an essential component of many Calgarians’ success and wellbeing. However, Alberta’s dry and challenging climate can make dry eyes can be a frustrating and uncomfortable condition deal with.
It occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly. This can cause a range of symptoms, including itching, burning, redness, and even blurred vision.
There are many factors that can contribute to dry eyes, including age, certain medications, environmental factors, and underlying health conditions. It’s important to understand what’s causing your dry eyes so that you can properly manage the condition.
Request a consult for dry eye treatment at our Calgary Skincare Clinic.
Treatment Solutions for Dry Eyes
Drops and Medication
Artificial tears are eye drops that can provide temporary relief from dry eye symptoms. They work by lubricating the surface of your eyes and reducing irritation. If over-the-counter artificial tears are not effective, prescription eye drops are designed to treat specific types of dry eye.
Certain lifestyle changes to help manage your dry eye symptoms, such as using a humidifier, taking breaks from staring at screens, and avoiding smoke and other irritants. Our experienced clinical team can recommend an individualized plan for you.
When drops or medication are not enough, our Calgary clinic offers Forma-I to treat dry eye symptoms. This innovative treatment involves applying IPL to the skin around the eyes, which stimulates the meibomian glands and helps to improve their function. This results in better tear production and lubrication of the eyes, which can reduce the symptoms of dry eyes. Procedures for dry eyes are performed by a licensed optometrist.