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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

Can Stomach Problems Cause Dry Eyes?

Dry Eye

Hydration is as essential for your body as for your eye health and thus requires a holistic approach. The eyes need moisture to allow light to enter and protect your vision. Eye disease diagnosis by an eye doctor can bring relief.  When there’s a lack of moisture from inadequate tear production, the quality of tears, […]

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June 3, 2022
Laurie Capogna

Is VR Bad for Your Eyes?

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Virtual Reality & Eye Health Technology is an essential part of our everyday life, for work and play. Many technologies are developing rapidly, making it challenging to understand how each affects our health. Screen time and video games have long been a debated topic for eye health, particularly with the effects of digital eye strain. […]

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May 4, 2022
Laurie Capogna

10 Home Remedies for Dry Eye

Dry Eye

Relief for Dry Eye at Home Dry eye is an eye condition affecting your tears, either tear quantity or quality. The symptoms of dry eye include: Dry eyes Watery eyes Blurry vision Light sensitivity Redness or irritation Optometrists can offer treatment through dry eye therapy, but you might also want a few extra tricks up […]

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May 4, 2022
Laurie Capogna

Hydration is as essential for your body as for your eye health and thus requires a holistic approach. The eyes need moisture to allow light to enter and protect your vision. Eye disease diagnosis by an eye doctor can bring relief.  When there’s a lack of moisture from inadequate tear production, the quality of tears, […]

Read More…

Virtual Reality & Eye Health Technology is an essential part of our everyday life, for work and play. Many technologies are developing rapidly, making it challenging to understand how each affects our health. Screen time and video games have long been a debated topic for eye health, particularly with the effects of digital eye strain. […]

Read More…

Relief for Dry Eye at Home Dry eye is an eye condition affecting your tears, either tear quantity or quality. The symptoms of dry eye include: Dry eyes Watery eyes Blurry vision Light sensitivity Redness or irritation Optometrists can offer treatment through dry eye therapy, but you might also want a few extra tricks up […]

Read More…

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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