Some symptoms of Dry Eyes include:
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, then you may have a form of DRY EYES.
Dry Eye syndrome has many causes. Some of these include:
The Doctors at the Calgary Dry Eye Clinic are trained to diagnose and treat the many different forms of Dry Eyes that can affect your eye comfort, health and vision. A Dry Eye Assessment can determine what form you may have and what specific treatment plan is best suited to you.
Contact the Calgary Dry Eye Clinic for an assessment:
Suite 7, 2008 33 Ave SW
Phone: (403) 685-5500
Fax: (403) 685-0071
A Dry Eye Assessment is a separate evaluation from an Eye Health Examination. During a Dry Eye Assessment the Doctor will review with you in detail what your specific symptoms and concerns are.
There are several methods to test for Dry Eyes. The Doctor will first determine the underlying cause by measuring the production, evaporation rate, and quality of the tear film. Special diagnostic agents, which highlight problems that would otherwise be invisible, are particularly helpful to diagnose the presence and extent of the dryness.
When it comes to treating dry eyes, each individual's needs are unique. Treatment plans may consist of one or more of the following:
Regardless of the treatment plan the doctor prescribes for you, it is important to remember that unlike an illness that is treated for a short time only, Dry Eye tends to be chronic. This means you will likely be prescribed a daily maintenance routine requiring you to make minor, but important, changes in your lifestyle or habits. Periodic Dry Eye Follow Up visits are also critical to the effective treatment of the Dry Eye condition. The Doctor and staff will outline your particular treatment regimen. Remember that the proper treatment of Dry Eye problems is important not only for the comfort, but also the health of your eyes.