Do Not Let Your Eyes Dry Out
A survey comissed by the Albertan Association of Optometrists (AAO) found that 90% of Albertans suffer from symptoms associated with dry eyes. Yet, 3 out of 5 Albertans don’t receive treatment. Dry eye can create difficulties and distractions during many common tasks. But our eye doctors can help.
Our practice can provide numerous therapies for dry eyes, depending on the specific factors of your case. Visit us today and get started on the road to relief.
Your In-Depth Evaluation
During your comprehensive eye exam, we’ll review your medical history and lifestyle to ensure we provide the right care. We’ll bring you back for a full dry eye assessment, which includes a series of tests to evaluate the quality and volume of your tears.
We’ll also provide you with a copy of your Dry Eye Report. You can request your dry eye assessment to be completed after your comprehensive eye exam.
After we discover the source of your discomfort, we’ll create a treatment plan based on your needs. We offer a variety of solutions to help alleviate the irritation.
Learn more about our treatment options or take the dry eye questionnaire.
A Detailed Look at Dry Eye
Eyes that feel dry occasionally are normal, but eyes that are constantly dry and itchy are not. Chronic dry eye disease happens when your tears cannot lubricate your eyes correctly. This normally occurs because the eyes stop producing enough tears, or the quality of the tears they produce drops.
What Do Dry Eyes Feel Like?
Symptoms of dry eye may include:
- Burning, itching, or redness
- Foreign body sensation (the feeling that small particles or objects are stuck in the eyes)
- Frequent eye watering (as the eyes attempt to compensate for dryness)
- Eye fatigue (even after sleep)
- Severe, chronic eye pain
- Fluctuating vision
- Light sensitivity
- Difficulty wearing contact lenses
Who Has the Most Risk for Dry Eye?
The following factors can increase your risk for dry eye:
- Being older than 50
- Having hepatitis C, a vitamin A deficiency, or some vascular diseases
- Changing hormones from pregnancy, menopause, postmenopausal estrogen treatments, or an androgen insufficiency
- Taking antihistamines or certain medications (like specific antidepressants and SSRIs)
- Recovering from corneal surgery or stem cell therapy
- Previous radiation exposure (including chemotherapy)
Say Goodbye to Dry Eye
Dry eyes do not have to be an everyday challenge. Please contact our practice to learn more about how we can help alleviate your symptoms.
Come See Us
We have plenty of convenient parking in the Southwood Corner shopping centre at the junction of Southland Drive & Elbow Drive.
- 160-10233 Elbow Drive SW
- Calgary, Alberta T2W 1E8
Hours of Operation
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
Comprehensive Eye Exams
The best thing you can do for your visual health is to get regular eye exams. Our thorough exams include detailed explanations of all tests, plus advanced diagnostic imaging.
Relief From Dry Eye
Our dry climate combined with the digital reality of many people’s working lives makes irritating dry eye symptoms incredibly common among Calgarians. Learn how we can help you find relief.
Contact Lens Fittings
Your eyes deserve fresh-feeling, comfortable contacts that deliver impeccable vision. Allow our optometrist to help you find the optimal fit and prescription for your unique eyes.
Gorgeous frames? Check. Flawless lenses? Check. Find your new favourite glasses in our optical boutique.