Yonge Eyes Optometry

Dry Eye Therapy in Toronto

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Find Comfort & Relief with Yonge Eyes Optometry

Dry eyes can be uncomfortable, irritating, and painful. They may burn or sting, or feel gritty or like something is in your eye. Dry eyes can also lead to serious side effects if left untreated.

What Causes Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes occur when there’s a problem with your tear film. Tears are essential for protecting and nourishing your eyes and maintaining their health and comfort. When you don’t produce enough tears or the chemical composition of your tear film is poor, you can develop sore, dry eyes.

While dry eyes are chronic, there are many reasons why they may develop in the first place. These include:

  • The Environment: Dry, air-conditioned homes in the summer, hot, dry houses in the winter, and windy, smoky, or arid climates can cause dry eyes.
  • Certain Medications: Medications like antihistamines, antidepressants, decongestants, diuretics, and hormone replacement therapies can cause dry eyes.
  • Your Age: Changes that come with age can affect your tear film. Some patients may experience reduced tear production that causes dry eyes.
  • Your Gender: Women, especially those who are pregnant or over 40, tend to be more susceptible to dry eyes.
  • Skin and Eyelid Disorders: Inflammatory skin disorders (like rosacea) or inflammatory eyelid disorders affect the tear film’s lipid layer and can cause dry eyes.
  • Systemic Disorders: Health conditions like Sjögren’s syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, diabetes, or thyroid conditions can cause dry eyes.
  • Contact Lens Wear: Long-term contact lens use can lead to corneal desensitivity and dry eyes.
  • Laser Eye Surgery: Dry eyes can be a side effect of laser eye surgery like LASIK. However, it’s usually temporary.
  • Digital Device Use: Dry eyes are a common symptom of digital eye strain.

Dry Eye Diagnosis & Treatment

Dry eyes are easily diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam. The treatment best for you depends on the root cause of your condition, which we can determine during your eye exam. Some of the treatments offered at Yonge Eyes Optometry include:

  • Hylo artificial tears to lubricate the eye’s surface and provide comfort and relief.
  • Thealoz® Duo artificial tears that reduce inflammation and protect the eye’s surface.
  • Bruder mask warm compresses to help clear oil glands and stabilize the tear film.
  • Blephaclean and Blephadex wipes for daily eyelid hygiene and help hydrate and condition the skin.
  • We Love Eyes line of natural, non-toxic, optometrist developed and formulated eyes cleansers.

Find Dry Eye Relief

Our optometrists at Yonge Eyes Optometry are experienced in helping our patients find comfort and relief from dry eye symptoms. If you suffer from dry eyes, please call us today to book a comprehensive eye exam!

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Where to Find Us

Our clinic is located on Yonge Street, right beside the Royal Bank. We’re on the second floor, so we are not wheelchair accessible at this time. But, if you have a stroller, please call ahead, and we would be happy to help you up the stairs.

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3220 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4N 2L2

Located in Yonge Lawrence Village

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