Dry Eye Therapy in South Calgary

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Helping You Regain Comfort & Clarity

If your eyes are frequently irritated, red, burning/tearing, or sensitive to light, it could be indicative of dry eye syndrome, a common condition that affects many individuals. 

At Eyesis Eyecare, we understand the impact of dry eyes on your daily life and offer comprehensive dry eye therapy right here in SE Calgary. Book your appointment with us today.

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or when the quality of your tears is compromised. Tears are essential for maintaining the health of the front surface of your eye and supporting clear vision. 

When your tear film is inadequate, it can lead to discomfort and potential damage to your eyes.

Dry Eye Symptoms

Here are some of the most common dry eye symptoms that people experience:

  • Irritation or a gritty sensation
  • Redness
  • Burning or stinging
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurry vision
  • Watery eyes (a common reflex response to dry eyes)

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s crucial to seek professional assistance for an accurate diagnosis and a personalized dry eye treatment plan.

Our Dry Eye Treatments

At Eyesis Eyecare, we offer a range of modern dry eye treatments to help alleviate your symptoms and improve your ocular comfort. Finding the right treatment for your needs will depend on your individual eye health.

Our comprehensive dry eye assessments include a thorough examination of your tear production, tear quality, and overall ocular health. Understanding the underlying causes of your dry eye symptoms helps us tailor your treatment plan to your specific needs.

Our doctors may prescribe lubricant eye drop treatments. Preservative-free artificial tears can help provide immediate relief and moisture to your eyes. The use of these eye drops replicates healthy tears, helping to maintain moisture on the outer surface of the eyes.

Proper nutrition can play a vital role in maintaining healthy eyes. For managing dry eye symptoms, our optometrists may recommend nutritional supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids, which can contribute to healthy tear gland function.

BlephEx is an in-office procedure designed to remove excess bacteria, biofilm, and bacterial toxins from the eyelids’ surface. This treatment can improve the overall health of your eyelids and alleviate symptoms of dry eye.

Digital Eye Strain & Dry Eyes

Digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome, encompasses various symptoms that arise from prolonged screen use. Common symptoms include:

  • Discomfort
  • Fatigue
  • Dryness
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches

The extended focus and concentration required for screen-related tasks, coupled with reduced blink rates during screen use, can contribute to dry eye symptoms. The connection between digital eye strain and dry eyes can make managing both conditions more complex.

The Coexistence of Digital Eye Strain & Dry Eye

Dry eye syndrome occurs when there is an insufficient quantity or quality of tears to lubricate the eyes adequately. Prolonged screen time can exacerbate this condition due to several factors, including changes to your blink rate and tear film.

Staring at screens may lead to a decreased rate of blinking, hindering the natural distribution of tears across your eyes—and contributing to dryness and discomfort.

Working for long periods of time in a dry environment may exacerbate symptoms of digital eye strain and dry eyes. Offices with forced heating systems can be especially problematic for some people with dry eyes.

Intense screen focus may lead to reduced blink reflex and increased tear evaporation, contributing to an unstable tear film and increased dry eye symptoms.

Managing Digital Eye Strain & Dry Eye

Follow these steps to help reduce the symptoms of digital eye strain and dry eyes:

  1. Follow the 20-20-20 Rule: Take breaks every 20 minutes when working at a computer and look at an object 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds to reduce eye strain.
  2. Blink Regularly: Be mindful of blinking, especially during screen use. Try to blink more often to promote the distribution of tears and prevent dryness.
  3. Stay Hydrated: Proper hydration supports tear production. Ensure you drink an adequate amount of water throughout the day.
  4. Use Preservative-Free Artificial Tears: Not all artificial tears are created equal. Consult your eye care professional for the best preservative-free artificial tear treatment for your unique symptoms and lifestyle.

Taking Control of Dry Eye

Don’t let dry eyes hinder your daily activities. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam at Eyesis Eyecare to assess your ocular health and discuss personalized dry eye therapy options. Our experienced optometrists are dedicated to helping improve your eye comfort and overall well-being.

Take the first step towards relief—book your dry eye assessment with us today.

Protecting Your Eyes & Vision Is What We Do

Our clinic is fully equipped with modern technology used to manage eye conditions, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, and retinal diseases. We’re ready to support your eye health.

When it comes to keeping your eyes safe at work, we value providing safety glasses that meet your needs. No matter your field of work, we can help give your eyes the protection they deserve.

Why Choose Us?

We have been serving Calgary families for decades.

Routine eye exams for children & seniors with a valid Alberta Health Care card are fully covered in our clinic.

We provide eye exams for children with disabilities & special needs.

We welcome emergency eye care patients. Visits are covered under Alberta Health Care.

Our expertise & knowledge always shine through.

We pride ourselves on providing full, comprehensive eye exams without hidden charges.

Our clinic can provide services in both Spanish & Punjabi in addition to English.

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Come Visit Us in Southeast Calgary

How to Find Us

Eyesis Eyecare is located in the Riverbend Shopping Centre on 18th Street SE, near the VCA Canada Riverbend Animal Hospital.

Our Clinic can accommodate wheelchair patients who can safely transfer themselves (or with their own assistant). We are unable to assist in transfers as we do not have a fully wheelchair equipped exam room/bathroom.

Where to park?

We are located in the Riverbend Shopping Centre, so there is plenty of parking available in front of the clinic. We look forward to welcoming you.

Our Address

  • #346, 8338 18 St.
  • SE Calgary, AB T2C4E4

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

*Closed daily from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on all weekdays

*Closed on all statutory holidays

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