Bronte Village Eye Care

Dry Eye Therapy in Oakville, ON

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Find Lasting Relief for Your Dry Eyes

Many different factors can contribute to the development of dry eye disease, but one thing remains true in every case: having dry eyes is a real nuisance.

Dry eyes can irritate and frequently distract you when you need to focus. No matter what symptoms you’re experiencing, it’s best to consult your eye doctor and let us help relieve your discomfort.

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What is Dry Eye Disease?

Dry eyes affect approximately 30% of Canadians. It typically occurs for one of two reasons: either your eyes aren’t able to produce enough tears, or they produce poor-quality tears that evaporate too quickly.

In many cases, dry eyes result from a blockage in the meibomian glands, which produce oil to keep your tear film stable and balanced. When this oil can’t reach the tear film, the tears evaporate too fast and leave the eyes feeling uncomfortably dry.

  • A burning sensation in or around your eyes
  • The feeling of grit (such as sand or dirt) in your eyes
  • Eyes that water constantly or excessively
  • Redness of the skin around the eyes
  • Eyes that feel bleary or tired, even when you are well-rested
  • Persistent itching and irritation

Dry Eye Treatment Options

Bronte Village Eye Care offers numerous therapies for people suffering from dry eyes. Contact us right away if you suspect you have dry eyes so that we can determine the best course of action for you to take.

Our practice commonly employs the following methods to help patients manage their dry eye symptoms:

  • Artificial tears: many over-the-counter eye drops can provide temporary relief for people with dry eyes. Our eye doctors can recommend an effective option depending on your dry eye syndrome’s nature and severity. We also carry Labtician products such as Thealoz Duo, which can reduce inflammatory biomarkers and decrease ocular surface damage.
  • Bruder masks: these compression masks provide a moist heat treatment to help reduce inflammation and possibly unblock your meibomian glands. Once we have shown you how to use a Bruder mask, you’ll find it easy to use safely in the comfort of your own home.
  • Omega 3 supplements: some patients find that consuming omega 3 fatty acids can lower their risk for dry eye disease. We sometimes recommend that patients change their diets to include more omega 3 fatty acids or take them as supplements in capsule form.
  • Manual meibomian gland expression: in cases where artificial tears and other at-home treatments aren’t helping, we sometimes recommend that patients visit our practice for manual meibomian gland expression. We’ll use various tools to gently heat and stimulate your meibomian glands, encouraging them to produce oil naturally again.
  • Prescription medications: in moderate or severe dry eye syndrome cases, we may also prescribe medications approved by Health Canada such as Restasis. Restasis is a powerful immunosuppressant that can control specific causes of dry eyes.

Let Us Help

Don’t let dry eyes disrupt your life any more than they already have. Visit us at your earliest convenience and let our friendly professionals help you find lasting relief for this uncomfortable condition.

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Where to Find Us

You can find our clinic right on Marine Drive, just one block from the Bronte Harbour. We’re close to shopping and other amenities, and parking is ample. Come see us soon!

Our Address

2425 Marine Drive
Oakville, ON L6L 1C6

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Our Hours

8:30 am – 4:30 pm
9:00 am – 6:30 pm
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
By Appointment Only

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