You probably know what it feels like to have dry eyes. Everyone experiences them at some point. But when you experience that feeling every day, it becomes more than just an annoyance or a frustrating sensation; it becomes a genuine problem.
Dry eye syndrome is a serious issue which develops for one of two reasons: insufficient tear volume or poor tear quality.
Tears provide your eyes with protection, lubrication, hydration, and cleansing. Your eyes need a certain volume of tears to work properly and comfortably. If your tear glands don’t produce enough tears, your eyes will start to feel dry and irritated.
Healthy tears contain a natural oil called meibum. Meibum makes a film on the surface of your tears to keep the water from evaporating. If your tears don’t contain the right level of meibum, your tears evaporate too quickly, causing your eyes to feel dry. Most cases of dry eyes are due to poor tear quality.
If these symptoms sound familiar, request an appointment with us today.
At Whitby Family Eye Care, we aren’t satisfied with just treating your symptoms; we want to treat the underlying problem to help you find long-term relief. We use a special diagnostic tool called the I-Pen to test your tears and determine the root cause of your dry eye symptoms. The right diagnosis empowers us to help find the right treatment for you.
Whitby Family Eye Care is at the north east corner of Thickson Rd & Hwy 2, in the KFC plaza.
|Monday:||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||9:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Thursday:||11:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Friday:||9:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
|Some Saturdays:||9:00 AM - 2:00 PM|