Find Relief from Dry Eyes
Dry eye can be challenging to deal with, especially if you’re trying to focus on work or school. Dry eye can even make it more difficult to tolerate contact lenses, and your productivity can also be affected due to blurry vision and watery eyes.
The good news is that we offer dry eye solutions such as medicated eye drops, omega-3s, warm compresses, and lid wipes to help you find relief.
Dry eye can make focusing on your work harder than it has to be, and we want to help you find relief—contact us to schedule an appointment today.
What Is Dry Eye?
Dry eyes can occur when your eyes don’t produce enough tears or those tears evaporate too quickly, causing your tear film to become unstable.
Your tears are comprised of 3 layers:
- The oily outer layer
- The watery middle layer
- The inner mucus layer
Dry eye syndrome can occur when the glands that produce these elements of your tears are not functioning properly or become inflamed.
Dry Eye & Student Life
Students are spending more and more time in front of a screen for long hours, and this can lead to dry eyes and digital eye strain. The prevalence of online learning changed some studying habits, so monitoring dry eye symptoms is more important than ever.
If you’re experiencing eye fatigue, blurry vision, watery eyes, or a scratchy, gritty feeling in your eyes, it may be time to give your eyes a break. We offer student eye exams to help keep your eyes healthy and reduce discomfort caused by conditions like dry eye.
Our Dry Eye Solutions & Treatments
Our dry eye assessment includes a comprehensive suite of dry eye diagnostic tools. From your assessment, our team will determine the best option to help you find relief from dry eyes.
Prescription eye drops can treat the underlying cause of chronic dry eye. These drops focus on inflammation management and increasing your eyes’ ability to produce tears.
Omega-3 fatty acids contribute to overall health but also contain anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce symptoms like redness and discomfort. When your diet lacks natural Omega-3s, a daily Omega-3 supplement may improve your tear quality, helping to manage dryness and irritation.
Applying warm heat to your eyelids can help stimulate blood flow and assist in loosening blockages preventing effective tear production. Test the temperature before placing the compress on your sensitive eyelids. You can also purchase warm compresses or heat therapy pads.
Practicing proper eyelid hygiene is important not just for the skin around your eyes but for your eyes themselves too. Dry eye can develop as a result of blepharitis, which is caused by a buildup of bacteria on the upper eyelid and lash line.
Lid wipes can help maintain clean eyes and help prevent dry eye flare-ups.
Don’t Let Dry Eyes Slow You Down
Dry eye can interfere with all facets of life, whether you’re trying to focus at home or at university. Our team can provide a detailed dry eye assessment with essential info from the Topcon MYAH device, including meibomian gland imaging and non-invasive tear break-up time measurements.
Contact us to schedule your dry eye assessment today, and don’t allow dry eye to interfere with your productivity.
Genuine Care for You
Our entire team is dedicated to addressing your specific needs. Whether you’re visiting us for a routine eye exam or more specialized eye care, we’re here to help.
You can find us right in the heart of downtown Toronto at Yonge & College. We’re accessible by transit, so you don’t have to worry about parking.
Located directly on the northwest corner of Yonge & College in downtown Toronto, a short walk from the College St. TTC station.
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed