Dry Eye Therapy
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Prioritizing Your Eye Health

Naturally, your eyes produce tears to keep your eyes lubricated. Dry eye occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough good quality tears to keep your eyes moist. Additionally, you can develop dry eye if your tears evaporate too quickly.

Tears have a similar structure to saliva. They contain water, fatty oils, salt, and over 1,500 different proteins. Tears are made of 3 distinct layers:

  • Mucous layer: this layer keeps the tear on the eye
  • Aqueous layer: this layer washes away bacteria and protects the cornea
  • Oily layer: this layer keeps the tear from evaporating too quickly

If your tears don’t have the right combination of these layers, they can create dry eye symptoms. If dry eye goes untreated, it can lead to an increased risk of eye infection, inflammation, and other vision problems.

Dry eye usually affects both eyes. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, you may have dry eye:

  • Stinging, burning sensation in the eyes
  • Gritty feeling, like something is in your eye
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Eye redness
  • Discomfort or pain with contact lenses
  • Overly watery eyes
  • Blurred vision

If these symptoms persist or worsen, please give us a call for a thorough examination.

Treating Dry Eye

At Eyes on Sheppard, we’re committed to helping you find relief from dry eye symptoms. We use various state of the art techniques to help you feel comfortable and cared for.

TempSure Envi delivers radiofrequency to gently heat the skin. Patients have reported the treatment feeling similar to a hot stone massage. Typically, TempSure is used as a treatment for fine lines and wrinkles but is also regarded as an effective treatment for dry eye.

The OCULUS Keratograph 5M is an advanced corneal topographer with a built-in real keratometer and colour camera optimized for external imaging. This technology allows us to examine your meibomian glands, lipid layer, and tear meniscus height measurement.

Various vitamins and minerals can help promote tear production and reduce symptoms of dry eye. Adding certain things into your diet, such as foods rich in vitamin A, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce symptoms.

Additionally, we may prescribe artificial tears to help reduce feelings of dryness throughout the day. Certain medical-grade eye drops can also promote good tear production.

We’d be happy to help you find relief from dry eye symptoms. Please give us a call if you have any questions!

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Where to Find Us

You can find our beautiful new office at 90 Sheppard Avenue East in North York. Access the building’s parking lot just off of Sheppard Ave East onto the Parkway, around the back of the building. You can also access the Parkway by Doris Avenue, just past the Toronto Catholic School Board.

Contact Information

Phone: 416.733.4444
Fax: 416.733.3353
info@eyesonsheppard.com

Address

90 Sheppard Avenue East
North York, Ontario M2N 3A1

Hours of Operation

Monday
8 AM7 PM
Tuesday
8 AM8 PM
Wednesday
8 AM7 PM
Thursday
8 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM1 PM
Saturday
9 AM1 PM
Sunday
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