Bringing You Relief from Dry Eyes
Dry eye is caused when your eyes don’t get enough lubrication from your tears. Over time, the eye surface can become inflamed and damaged if not treated properly. Dry eye disease can cause pain, itchiness, and grittiness that can be challenging to deal with.
Our team at Henry Family Vision Care provides high-quality dry eye therapy using the latest diagnosis and treatment technologies to bring you relief from irritated, uncomfortable eyes. Book an appointment today if you’re struggling with dry eyes.
What Causes Dry Eye?
Dry eye is caused when you don’t produce enough tears or the tears your do produce aren’t high quality. Your tear film is made up of 3 distinct layers, all of which work together to keep your eye surface healthy and lubricated. The 31qsx layers include:
- The oily outer layer prevents your tears from evaporating too quickly
- The watery middle layer delivers nutrients to your eye surface
- The inner mucus layer keeps your tear film stuck to your surface
One of the leading causes of reduced tear effectiveness is meibomian gland dysfunction. Your meibomian glands produce the oil that prevents your tears from evaporating too quickly.
Who Can Get Dry Eye?
Anybody can experience dry eye symptoms. Your environment mainly determines your risk of developing dry eye. However, your likelihood of developing dry eye can increase if you:
- Are more than 50 years old
- Are a woman
- Have a diet low inomega-3 fatty acids
- Have a diet low in vitamin A
- Wear contact lenses regularly
What Treatments Are Available?
Dry eye is often a chronic condition that cannot be totally cured. However, dry eye can be managed through leading-edge treatments to reduce symptom severity and help maintain tear film effectiveness.
TempSure Envi is an effective treatment option for dry eye disease. Your doctor uses the TempSure Envi device to deliver radiofrequency waves throughout the area surrounding your eyes, which gently heats the deep tissue in your skin and alleviates blocked tear glands.
Bruder mask is an effective at-home dry eye treatment you can do yourself. All you have to do is microwave the mask and let it sit on your eyelids for 8–10 minutes. The heat from the mask helps clear blocked meibomian glands and increase your tear film’s effectiveness.
Thealoz Eye Drops
Thealoz eye drops help manage your dry, irritated eye surface by replacing your ineffective tears with artificial ones that contain essential proteins and nutrients to protect your eyes and promote new cell generation.
Find the Right Treatment for You
You don’t have to live with dry, irritated eyes. Our team at Henry Family Vision Care offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment to treat your symptoms and bring you lasting relief. Book an appointment with us and we’ll find the ideal treatment for you.
WHERE TO PARK?
Our practice is conveniently located near Highway 16 and Main Street in Edson, Alberta. There’s lots of parking available directly in front of our office.
- 5022 2nd Ave, Box 6928
- Edson, AB T7E 1V3
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday : 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday : 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday : 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed