Almost all of us need our eyes for practically everything we do. From computers to construction sites, dry eyes can affect our ability to perform our jobs, whatever they may be. Even our hobbies can be affected by dry eyes. But this doesn’t mean there is no help available.
We can help you keep your eyes feeling great and also give you the knowledge you need to manage any possible future issues.
Book an appointment with us, and we can help with the rest!
Dry eyes, also known as dry eye syndrome, is a term that describes and encompasses a variety of different symptoms. Dry eye syndrome can affect how well your eyes produce tears or even the quality of the components used to make up your tears.
Three different layers make up the tear film: a mucin layer, an aqueous layer, and a lipid layer. The cause of your dry eyes depends on which layer or layers are affected. When there is an imbalance in any or all of these layers, you can expect to experience:
No two dry eye cases are ever the same, and your optometrist will work with you to find the cause and right strategy to help manage your symptoms. However, there is an abundance of different risk factors that could play a part in the development of dry eyes. They could include:
Meibography is an imaging study used to detect symptoms of MGD. Though it can’t help directly treat the problem, it can give your optometrist insight into the structure of your meibomian glands, and how well they are working. With this information, your optometrist can help create a suitable management plan.
Osmolarity is a diagnostic test of your tears to help determine the cause of the imbalance in your tears and the severity of your dry eye syndrome. The information found can help your optometrist come up with a management plan to restore your tears’ balance.
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You can easily find our office at the Canamera Medical Centre, located South of Zehrs at Cambridge Centre. We have free parking, with convenient handicap parking right in front of our office. Visit us today!