In Focus Eyecare
120 Vidal St N Sarnia ON N7T 5X5 (519) 336-4113
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In Focus Eyecare
43 Main St E Grand Bend ON N0M 1T0 (519) 238-6086
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In Focus Eyecare
1206 Lakeshore Rd Sarnia ON N7S 2L2 (519) 542-3937
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Sarnia - Lakeshore / (519) 542-3937
Sarnia - Vidal Street / (519) 336-4113
Grand Bend / (519) 238-6086

Don’t Let Dry Eye Derail Your Day

Everyone’s eyes get a little dry sometimes. But when it becomes chronic, it starts affecting how you experience day to day life. That’s a problem.

We don’t want you to have to live that way. That’s why all our locations are equipped to diagnose and treat dry eye to help improve your life. We can not only determine if you have dry eye; we can determine why. We’ll also set you up with the most effective treatment for you.

Book an appointment with us today. We’ll happily answer any questions you have about dry eye or any other eye issue you may have. We’re here to hear all your concerns and offer reassuring support.

What Does Dry Eye Feel Like?

Aside from dry and irritated eyes, dry eye can also cause short periods of excessive tears, stringy discharge, sensitivity to light, poor night time vision and difficulty with night driving, and the nagging sensation that something’s in your eye. All feelings aside, the number one symptom of dry eye is intermittent blurred vision. Vision that comes and goes, clearing with repeated blinking is a sign you need help with dry eyes.

What Causes Dry Eye?

There are two different reasons you may be experiencing dry eye.

Insufficient Tears

Your eyes need tears to help keep them clean and lubricated. The body makes tears naturally to keep the eyes moist and comfortable. But sometimes, your body isn’t making enough tears, leaving your eyes dry and irritated.

Poor Quality Tears

Your tears are more than just water. They also contain an oil called meibum. Meibum prevents tears from evaporating. Sometimes, the glands that produce meibum become plugged or just don’t produce enough. When that happens, your tears evaporate right away, so even though your body is technically making the right volume of tears, you still experience the discomfort of dry eye.

Advanced Dry Eye Solutions

Sometimes conventional treatments don’t work. There are in-clinic treatments and surgical procedures such as membrane overlays that can help reduce symptoms in severe dry eye. Our goal is to identify and intervene early to prevent progression of dry eye.

What Are My Treatment Options?

We offer a number of effective dry eye treatments, all of which we’ll happily talk through with you.

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

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.

Warmth stimulates 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 five minutes. They are an easy and convenient way to revive dry eyes.

Omega 3’s are the building block to produce meibum oil; the oily surface on your tears. Low dietary consumption of omega 3’s leads to a chronic reduction in oil production, poor oil coverage on the eye, and evaporative dry eye problems

Natural sources of omega 3’s include fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel as well as ground flax seed.

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

Come See How We’re Making Eye Care Better

Visit one of our three In Focus Eyecare locations today.

Sarnia - Lakeshore Road

1206 Lakeshore Road
Sarnia, ON N7S 2L2

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Phone: (519) 542-EYES (3937)
Fax: (519) 542-2800

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Sarnia - Vidal Street

120 Vidal St. N
Sarnia, ON N7T 5X5

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Phone: (519) 336-4113
Fax: (519) 336-1639

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Grand Bend

43 Main Street East
Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0

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Phone: (519) 238-6086
Fax: (519) 238-6068

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