Dry Eye Exams and Treatment in Sarnia and Grand Bend

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You don’t have to accept the scratchy, gritty, stinging, and redness of dry eyes. We offer a variety of conventional and innovative solutions to help treat these uncomfortable symptoms and the causes of dry eyes.

Why Treat Dry Eye Symptoms?

Our goal is to identify and intervene early to prevent the progression of dry eyes. If left untreated, dry eyes may cause serious damage to corneal tissue.

Book an appointment with us today, and we can tailor your exam to your concerns about dry eye symptoms. Your eye doctor will be able to recommend a custom treatment approach specifically for your eyes.

What Are My Dry Eye Treatment Options?

We offer many effective dry eye treatments, all of which we’ll happily talk through with you during your eye exam. Your treatment options include:

  • Artificial tears
  • Medicated eye drops
  • Warm compresses
  • Omega-3 supplements
  • Prescription medications
  • Innovative solutions

Artificial Tears

Artificial tears are over-the-counter eye drops designed to mimic natural tears. These drops are a great way to relieve your dry eye symptoms on a short-term basis. We have a variety of different drops to address the specific cause of your dry eye symptoms.

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Medicated eye drops will offer immediate relief for your dry eye symptoms, just like artificial tears. Medicated drops are different, though, in that they’ll also stimulate your body’s natural tear production, potentially offering a long-term solution to your dry eye symptoms.

Medicated eye drops aren’t available over the counter, so you’ll have to book an appointment with us and get a prescription.

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Warmth helps tear production, increases meibum oil flow, and feels great on tired eyes. Bruder masks, when warmed in the microwave, give off a nice even heat for up to 5 minutes. They are an easy and convenient way to revive dry eyes.

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The food you eat affects the health of your eyes. Omega-3s are a key building block to produce meibum oil, the oily surface on your tears. Low dietary consumption of omega-3s leads to a chronic reduction in oil production, poor oil coverage on the eye, and evaporative dry eye problems.

Natural sources of omega-3s include:

  • Fish and other seafood, such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, herring, and sardines)
  • Nuts and seeds, such as flaxseed, chia seeds, and walnuts
  • Plant oils, such as flaxseed oil, soybean oil, and canola oil
  • Fortified foods, such as certain brands of eggs, yogurt, juices, milk, soy beverages, and infant formulas

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There are very good prescription eye drops and oral medications that can be prescribed for those who have severe dry eyes.

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We’ve invested in proven technology to help provide longer-term relief from dry eye symptoms in our patients with meibomian gland dysfunction.

We use a handheld TempSure device, which uses radiofrequency to gently warm and clear clogged tear glands and increases the quality of your tears. 

Like TempSure, Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy uses radiofrequency to treat dry eyes. In this treatment, your optometrist will use gentle heat to release any blockages in the meibomian glands, returning them to their healthy level of function. 

We also offer the Systane iLux MGD Thermal Pulsation System as a solution for meibomian gland expression. This system is another approach to gently releasing the tear glands and restoring the quality of your tears.

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Advanced Solutions for Your Dry Eye Symptoms

The gritty, burning sensation of dry eyes can have a serious impact on your quality of life. While conventional treatments like artificial tears, medicated drops, warm compresses, a humidifier, and prescription medication can provide some relief, these traditional treatments are not always effective.

At In Focus Eyecare, we’re delighted to offer in-clinic treatments that can help reduce symptoms of severe dry eyes. Our goal is to identify and intervene early to prevent the progression of dry eyes. If left untreated, dry eyes may cause serious damage to corneal tissue.

Using Heat to Treat Dry Eye & Tighten Skin

In Focus Eyecare offers TempSure™, a revolutionary new treatment that alleviates dry eye symptoms using radiofrequency.

TempSure™ can alleviate dry eyes caused by meibomian gland dysfunction by stimulating and improving the function of your meibomian glands. 

How Does TempSure™ Work?

TempSure™ uses a small, handheld unit that emits radiofrequency. We gently apply this unit to the skin around your eyes. The radiofrequency passes through the outer layer of skin and creates gentle heat under the skin’s surface. This heat stimulates collagen production, which restores some of the skin’s natural firmness and elasticity.

Intense Pulsed Light for Treatment of Dry Eye Disease

If your dry eyes are caused by meibomian gland dysfunction, intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy might be the solution you’re looking for.

IPL therapy uses warm and gentle light to clear any blockages in your meibomian glands, returning them to their healthy level of function. 

Benefits of IPL

IPL therapy is a non-invasive procedure that focuses on treating dry eye disease at the root cause of your symptoms. By combating the issue at the source, you can be left with long-term results. Our goal with IPL is to relieve your symptoms, not just manage them.

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Meibomian Gland Expression

Your tears are made up of 3 important layers: the mucous layer, the watery layer, and the oily layer. That oily layer is made of a substance called meibum, and when the meibomian glands that produce it aren’t working correctly, you may experience meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). MGD is the most common cause of dry eye disease.

Meibomian gland expression can relieve dry eye symptoms and increase meibum production by 300% after one 8 to 12-minute appointment. We use the Systane iLux MGD Thermal Pulsation System. This treatment uses gentle heat and compression to unblock the meibomian glands. 

Please book an exam and talk to your optometrist to learn if meibomian gland expression is the right dry eye solution for you.

Where To Find Us

Sarnia – Lakeshore Road

  • 1206 Lakeshore Road
  • Sarnia, ON N7S 2L2

Sarnia – Vidal Street

  • 120 Vidal Street North
  • Sarnia, ON N7T 5X5

Grand Bend

  • 43 Main Street East
  • Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0

Our Services

Adult & Senior Eye Exams

TempSure Skin Tightening

Myopia Control

Dry Eye Exams

Macular Degeneration


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