What Causes Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry Eye Calgary Treatment By Market Mall Optometrist

When the eyes do not produce enough tears to supply necessary nourishment and lubrication or produce tears that do not have the proper chemical composition, Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome occurs. The tears your eyes produce are essential for overall eye health and clear vision. Problems or imbalance with the oil, mucus or water layer of the tear film can cause dry eyes. Here are some common causes of dry eyes in Calgary that can be treated at our clinic:

  • Natural aging process
  • Changes in hormones
  • Exposure to certain environmental conditions
  • Decreased blinking leading to eyes drying out
  • Side effects of medication
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DO YOU HAVE dry eye syndrome?

  • Do you use a digital device, such as a computer?

  • Do your eyes ever feel watery or feel dry?
  • Do your eyes ever itch or burn or sting or do you ever have blurry vision?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Dry iRelief & iBlinking Workout App is for you!

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HOW DOES BLEPHEx® WORK?

BlephEx is a painless in-office procedure performed by our Market Mall Eye Clinic Eye Doctors.
A revolutionary new patented BlephEx handpiece is used to very precisely and carefully, spin a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris and exfoliating your eyelids.
The patented micro-sponge is disposable and for optimal cleaning and exfoliating, a fresh clean one is used for each individual eyelid. The eyes are rinsed well afterward.
The procedure lasts about 6 -8 minutes. Most patients simply report a tickling sensation. A numbing drop is usually placed in each eye prior to treatment for increased comfort.
After the procedure, the patient is instructed on how to maintain their clean eyelids with regular nightly lid hygiene. Since home treatments are only semi-effective, the procedure is typically repeated at 4-6 month intervals.

If you’re experiencing any Dry Eye Syndrome symptoms, contact us for treatment options. Learn more about out dry eye treatment in calgary, AB, Canada

Dry Eye Symptoms in Calgary – What To Do

If you’re experiencing dry eye pain in Calgary, AB, then here are some suggestions as to what you can do to improve your eye health. Our goal at Market Mall Eye Clinic is to provide you with the best treatment options so feel free to reach out to us to learn more.

What is Dry Eye?

Dry Eye Syndrome is a condition where the eyes cannot produce enough tears. It is said that around 30% of people experience this issue. Symptoms of dry eye may vary from patient to patient. However, below is a summarized list of dry eye symptoms in Calgary.

Symptoms of dry eye in Calgary, Alberta:

  1.  Stinging sensation
  2. Burning
  3. Increased Eye Redness
  4. Light sensitivity
  5. Swollen red eyelids
  6. Tearing
  7. Tired eyes
  8. blurred visions

Dry Eye Treatment Options in Calgary – Procedure:

At Market Mall Eye Clinic, our experts conduct an examination of all patients to determine the level and severity of dry eye. Then several measurements are made to determine the tears your eyes produce, the ocular surface, tear osmolarity, as well as a few more including tests to determine damage to the cornea.