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Niagara Falls, ON / (289) 296-6970

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Dry Eye Syndrome

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.

Symptoms

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.

Symptoms include:

  • Burning and irritation
  • Constant watery eyes
  • Feelings of grittiness
  • Feeling like a piece of debris is in the eye
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision
  • Tired/heavy eyes
  • White stringy discharge

Finding Relief

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.

Our Blogs

What Is a Contact Lens Fitting?

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Since contact lenses are an effective and almost invisible way to correct vision problems, they’ve become integral in people’s lives. But if you want to maintain good eye health and achieve clear, comfortable vision, it’s vital to get a good fit. A contact lens exam and fitting by your eye doctor can ensure you get […]

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December 21, 2022
Laurie Capogna

Can Screen Time Cause Dry Eyes?

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Connecting Causes Canadians spend an average of 11 hours daily using digital devices. And about 67% of Canadians say their eyes feel tired or strained after screen time, whether it’s computers, TVs, phones, or tablets. Another significant cause of eye discomfort is dry eye, affecting an estimated 6 million Canadians.  Both eye problems can share […]

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November 7, 2022
Laurie Capogna

How to Test Blue Light Glasses

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If your eyes hurt when looking at digital screens like your phone or computer, your eye doctor may recommend blue light glasses. While blue light glasses can benefit your eyes, how do you know if they work well? How can you test your new lenses?  Continue reading to learn more about blue light glasses, including […]

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October 7, 2022
Laurie Capogna

Since contact lenses are an effective and almost invisible way to correct vision problems, they’ve become integral in people’s lives. But if you want to maintain good eye health and achieve clear, comfortable vision, it’s vital to get a good fit. A contact lens exam and fitting by your eye doctor can ensure you get […]

Read More…

Connecting Causes Canadians spend an average of 11 hours daily using digital devices. And about 67% of Canadians say their eyes feel tired or strained after screen time, whether it’s computers, TVs, phones, or tablets. Another significant cause of eye discomfort is dry eye, affecting an estimated 6 million Canadians.  Both eye problems can share […]

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If your eyes hurt when looking at digital screens like your phone or computer, your eye doctor may recommend blue light glasses. While blue light glasses can benefit your eyes, how do you know if they work well? How can you test your new lenses?  Continue reading to learn more about blue light glasses, including […]

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Our Location

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.

Our Address

  • 3643 Portage Rd, Unit 9
  • Niagara Falls, ON L2J 2K8

Contact Us

  • Monday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed

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