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Dry eye syndrome, or DES, is characterized by chronically dry eyes. While symptoms can be triggered for a number of reasons, the cause is fundamentally a lack of proper moisture and lubrication of the surface of the eyes.
DES is generally the result of tears that do not contain the proper amounts of water, mucous, and oil components needed. Each of these serves a critical role in keeping our eyes moist. Or, dry eyes can be the result of a lack of tears in general.
Our eyes rely on the proper production of tears to clear debris, protect the surface of the eye and keep them moist and functional. When our tear glands are not able to produce tears as needed, chronically dry eyes are often the result.
Whether you have been suffering from dry eyes for years or have just begun to notice the symptoms, relief is possible. We offer many different therapies and solutions to alleviate DES, depending on the severity and causes of the condition.
For individuals with less severe or seasonal dry eyes, we can offer a variety of prescription and over the counter eye drops. For people who have more severe dry eyes, we take a deeper look at what we can do to address the problem directly.
Tears are produced by a number of different glands, so the appropriate treatment depends on which of these is malfunctioning. Solutions can vary from prescribing hot compresses and eyelid massages, to therapies such as punctual inserts or plugs, specialty eyelid scrubs or prescription ointments.
We are located at the corner of Portage Rd. and Colborne St., in the same complex as the Shoppers Drug Mart and Stamford Centre Library.