Dry Eye Therapy in Edmonton

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Dry eyes can leave your eyes feeling irritated, uncomfortable, and craving relief. With our team’s help, you can find solutions to help you reclaim your eye comfort so you can get back to focusing on the things that matter most to you.

Start treating your dry eyes today by booking your appointment! Our team is ready to help find the clear, comfortable vision you deserve.

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What Are Dry Eyes?

There are 2 subtypes of dry eyes: evaporative dry eye, which causes tears to evaporate too quickly, or aqueous tear deficiency, which causes poor-quality or insufficient tear production. The cause of your symptoms determines the type of dry eyes you may experience.

These issues affect the quality of your tear film, which is responsible for keeping your eyes hydrated, comfortable, and healthy.

Your tear film is made up of 3 distinct layers, each with its own vital role to play in your eye comfort. These layers include:

  • The mucous layer is the innermost layer responsible for keeping your tear film adhered to your eyes and spread evenly across the eye’s surface.
  • The aqueous layer is the middle layer responsible for keeping your eyes hydrated. Your lacrimal glands produce the water needed for this layer.
  • The oil/lipid layer is the outermost layer responsible for sealing in the rest of the tear film, preventing it from evaporating. These oils are produced from your meibomian glands.

What Is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is one of the most common causes of dry eyes and is a huge focus for many optometrists and dry eye specialists worldwide.

MGD occurs when a blockage forms in your meibomian glands, preventing them from producing the oils your tear film needs to stay stable. As a result, your tear film evaporates, leading to dry eye symptoms. In some cases, MGD may lead to a condition known as blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid).

As with many eye conditions and diseases, the risk of developing MGD increases with age. However, other factors, like wearing makeup or a family history of the condition, could also increase your risk.

We use the latest technology, including LipiScan, to assess your meibomian glands’ health and determine a treatment plan right for you and your needs.

Causes & Symptoms

Dry eyes can occur for various reasons, including:

Dry eyes can cause:

  • Stinging, burning, or gritty sensations on the surface of your eye
  • Redness, wateriness, and irritation
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurry vision
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Eyestrain
  • Stringy mucus in or around your eyes

Our Treatments

If you’re struggling with blepharitis or meibomian gland dysfunction, Blephex may be right for you! During this treatment, our doctor cleans the margins of your eyelid using a spinning micro-sponge, clearing away blockages in your meibomian glands. This process can help the healthy flow of oils back to your tear film, protecting it from evaporating.

LipiFlow is a special device that releases blockages in your meibomian glands. Using sterile activators that are placed on your eyelid, the device produces heat and gentle pressure to help meibomian glands produce the oils your tear film needs.

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is another device that helps clear blockages from your meibomian glands. During the treatment, your doctor uses the IPL device to target your meibomian glands with specific energy wavelengths to melt blockages.

LipiScan provides dynamic meibomian imaging quickly and accurately, helping to ensure a comfortable experience for our valued patients.

Low Light Level Therapy (LLLT) is a non-invasive technique that uses a warming effect to treat symptoms of dry eye.

Zest (Zocular Eyelid System Treatment) involves gentle but deep exfoliation of the eyelids, removing debris and allowing the meibomian oil glands to produce oils necessary for healthy tear film.

Comfortable Eyes Are Only an Appointment Away!

If you’re tired of trying to keep dry eyes from affecting your life on your own, we can help! Contact our team to book an appointment and reclaim your eye comfort today!

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Our clinic is easy to get to! We’re just a couple of minutes from Gateway Boulevard and on a major bus route. Find us on the corner of 34th Avenue and 93rd Street, in the 34 Plaza mall.

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Our Address

9267 34 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 5T5

Hours of Operation

Monday
10 AM7 PM
Tuesday
10 AM7 PM
Wednesday
10 AM7 PM
Thursday
10 AM7 PM
Friday
10 AM6 PM
Saturday
9 AM5 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

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