Relieving Dry Eyes
Dry eye syndrome (DES), often referred to as dry eyes, is an unfortunately common occurrence that affects many individuals. EyeCare Niagara can help by diagnosing the underlying issue and treating the cause, ensuring effective relief that lasts.
We offer a variety of treatment options for patients. Depending on the severity and your comfort, we may recommend different treatments. Don’t put up with the irritation of dry eyes any longer, visit our practice.
What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome occurs when your tear film does not sufficiently moisturize the surface of your eyes. There are 2 root causes: poor tear quality and inadequate tear volume.
- Foreign body sensation
- Excessive tearing
- Fluctuating vision
- Gritty, burning, or scratchy eyes
Our Dry Eye Therapy Options
Depending on the dry eye case, we may use different therapy options. Before your appointment, we’ll take time with you to discuss options and select one that you’re most comfortable with and will best help your eyes.
Artificial Tears & Prescription Eye Drops
Supplemental tear drops can help mild cases of dry eye syndrome or dryness from certain environmental triggers. Artificial tears help lubricate the eye to reduce irritation. Prescription eye drops, such as Restasis, can help by stimulating your eyes to create tears.
Inserts & Punctal Plugs
Inserts and punctal plugs are a longer-lasting solution. We install a small lubricant-releasing insert under the lid of your eye. This insert slowly releases lubrication as you wear it, preventing the need for continuous application of drops.
If you are suffering from a more severe case of DES, punctal plugs may help; these tiny plugs are inserted into the ducts in your eyelids by your optometrist to slow the drainage of your tears. By retaining your tears, your eyes can better maintain moisture and remain comfortable.
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Treatment
If your dry eyes are caused by blockage of your meibomian glands—the glands responsible for producing the oily component of your tears—there are a variety of treatments and therapies that can be utilized to clear this blockage.
Please contact us if you’re interested in learning more about meibomian gland dysfunction treatment.
Discover Dry Eye Relief
At EyeCare Niagara, we want to help all of our patients have healthy and comfortable eyes. If you’ve been suffering from dry eyes, visit our practice to find a relief solution.
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At EyeCare Niagara, we value getting to know our patients so we can better understand the scope of their eye care needs. We leverage our knowledge of optical technology as well as frames, lenses, and other treatments to ensure you’re receiving the best care possible.
- 318 Ontario St.
- St. Catharines, ON L2R 5L8
Hours Of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed