Suffering from burning, red, itchy, or watery eyes? This may be an indication of dry eyes. Being diagnosed with dry eyes does not mean you have to suffer for the rest of your life. There are many treatment options available to help quell the symptoms of dry eyes.

Come see our Optometrist and see what type of dry eye you are suffering from and what the best treatment approach will be. Determining what type of dry eye you have is imperative in finding the right and most effective solution.

What is Dry Eye Syndrome
It is a multi-factorial disease of the tears and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance and tear film instability with potential damage to the ocular surface – DEWS

Types of Dry Eye:

Aqueous Deficient (not producing enough tears)

A) Sjogrens Disease Related

B) Non-Sjogrens Disease Related

Evaporative (tears are evaporating too quickly)

A) Lipid-deficient

B) Eye Lid Related

C) Surface Related

Treatment Approach for Dry Eyes:

A) Tear supplementation: lubricating the eyes via artificial tears

B) Tear conservation: preventing tear loss/evaporation

C) Tear stimulation: producing more tears