Dry Eye Therapy – Kodak Lens Vision Centre in Riverdale

Dry eyes1 occur when the tear production function of the eyes becomes distorted, this means that your tears are not able to adequately lubricate your eyes, which leads to the inflammation of the eye’s surface. Dry eyes may either produce too few tears or tears that evaporate too quickly. When this happens, it’s often because there is not enough fluid in the tears. The condition affects millions of people each year, specifically around 21% of Canadians, that is around 6,3 million people2. The most common symptoms can include red eyes, blurry vision, sensitivity to light, scratchy or burning eyes, and excessive watering, among others.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms there is no need for you to worry, here at Kodak Lens Vision Centre in Riverdale we have the necessary tools to help you, thanks to our dry eye therapy. You can make an appointment request with us, we’ll evaluate your condition through a comprehensive eye exam and give you the best treatment possible.

Dry eye therapy relates to a range of treatment options available to anyone experiencing this condition.
The treatment plan is customized and designed to alleviate the dry eye condition, while it can also help prevent eye infections and keep the cornea healthy. Our expert Optometrists (eye specialists) will examine your eyes and, if they find that you have dry eyes, they will design a treatment plan for you. This plan will depend on a lot of factors including the severity of the condition and the cause and symptoms involved, but regardless of that, you can rest assured it will take care of all your eye health care needs.

What Causes Dry Eyes?

Before diving into what the treatment plan entails, let’s start by understanding what causes the dry eye condition in the first place.

While many people experience mild cases of dry eyes from time to time due to allergies or changes in the weather, it could be a serious health risk for others. The condition can be caused by aging, the constant use of contact lenses as well as frequently using a computer or other digital screens.

In some extreme cases, dry eyes can also indicate the presence of an underlying health condition3 like diabetes, rosacea, and rheumatoid arthritis. This is because these conditions can cause changes in tear production, inducing the eyes to produce too few tears and the surface of the eyes starts to dry out, leading to an uncomfortable sensation. Symptoms of dry eyes may or may not be disruptive but regardless of that, it is important to report dry eyes to an Optometrist. The condition could also be addressed during a routine eye exam.

How We Treat Dry Eyes at Kodak Lens Vision Centre in Riverdale

When you make your first appointment request at our Riverdale location, we will first try to determine the cause of your dry eyes through a comprehensive consultation. Based on your feedback, we can offer and explore potential treatments. For example, adjusting your lifestyle and environment to better the health of your eyes can help with dry eyes. People who stare at a screen all day can develop dry eyes so it is commonly suggested to take more breaks in your routine to alleviate eye strain and dryness. Together we can find the best solution to ensure you can keep up with your work and lifestyle without compromising your health.

Dry Eye Therapy at Kodak Lens Vision Centre in Riverdale

We provide advanced treatment strategies for dry eyes on a case-by-case basis. You can rest assured, our Riverdale Optometrists offer all our patients one of the best eye care services because we know firsthand the value of having healthy eyes and great vision; they are your most prized possession. If your eyes feel dry or are beginning to show any symptoms, we recommend that you book an appointment with us as soon as possible to help treat your concerns and prevent any further discomfort. Together, we will work to improve your dry eyes and eye health as best as possible. You can contact us through our website or give us a call at 416-466-6670. You can also click here to send us a question. Here at Kodak Lens Vision Centre in Riverdale, we will be glad to help you with all your eyecare, eyewear, and visual needs.

Please note this service is only available in the North York location