Dry eye occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough tears, or they produce tears that aren’t properly balanced. It can be very frustrating! It’s also very common, especially with varying Canadian seasons.
Luckily there are both lifestyle-related and medical ways to ease your symptoms. At Opal Optometry, we take particular interest in helping our patients treat dry eye with the most current products on the market.
There are many causes of dry eye, including:
Dry eye can also be a symptom of other health problems such as arthritis and rosacea.
Common symptoms of dry eye include:
Dry eye is usually chronic, meaning it’s persistent and recurring. At Opal Optometry, we offer several dry eye treatment options that can bring you relief and comfort, depending on your specific needs. Treatments include:
Treating any underlying systemic conditions and making changes to your diet, such as consuming omega-3 fatty acids, is generally recommend as a key step toward combating dry eye. It’s important to also rule out any other conditions that might have similar symptoms. Come see us for a personalized eye exam.
We are located in Uptown New Westminster, BC, at 536A Sixth Street, close to the corner of 6th Avenue. You’ll find us half a block away from Royal City Centre. There is metered street parking directly in front on Sixth Street. New Westminster is conveniently located next to Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, and Surrey, and is a close drive from Vancouver.