Dry eyes

Dry eyes is a chronic condition when the eye does not sufficiently produce enough tears or produces tears of poor quality to maintain proper eye health.

Tears are an essential aspect of eye health and play an important role in clear vision, lubrication, maintenance, and nourishment of the front ocular surface. It is responsible for allowing oxygen exchange and helps prevent eye infections by removing bacteria, allergens, and toxins. When the body is unable to produce adequate quality tears, the eyes can begin to dry out, leading to itchy, red, and painful eyes.

Our optometrists understand how much dry eye can impact your everyday life. We’ve heard it before: contact lenses feel uncomfortable; eye drops don’t seem to help; even with simple, everyday tasks there is vision flucuations. You shouldn’t need to suffer like this.

At See You Vision Care, we are able to offer some of the most effective and advanced dry eye treatments available so we can restore comfort to your day-to-day life. Come in schedule your dry eye exam today.

We lead the fight against dry eyes

Burning and irritation
Itchiness
Blurred vision
Redness
Sensitivity to light
Sandy/gritty feeling
Foreign body sensation
Tiredness
Sudden excess of tears

Meibomian gland dysfunction
Hormonal changes
Medications
Environment
Diet
Refractive eye surgery
Systemic diseases

Do you have dry eyes?

Take our dry eye quiz below to determine if your symptoms indicate Dry Eye Syndrome and seek treatment with your optometrist.


Treatment options

Artificial tears are eyedrops that are instilled in the eyes multiple times each day to provide temporary relief of dry eye symptoms that result from aging, medications, medical conditions and/or environmental factors. It is used to help lubricate and maintain moisture on the outer surface of the eyes.

No single brand works best for every form of dry eyes and not every single brand is recommended.

For our full list of dry eye products, contact us or visit us in-store to find out what dry eye treatments might be available to you.

Moist heat therapy as a form of supplementary treatment for people suffering from dry eyes and other conditions of the eyelid. Hot or cold compresses can provide immediate relief from discomfort, and consistent use over time can help increase blood circulation, stimulate lipid oil production and reduce tear evaporation, thereby improving overall ocular health.