Dry Eye Therapy in Fergus

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Dry eyes can be painful and uncomfortable, and, if left untreated, can lead to long-term consequences. Dry eyes develop when you do not produce enough tears, or the tears you have are of poor quality.

You may not think much about your tears, but they are responsible for protecting our eyes from debris and infection, keeping our eyes smooth and focusing light to help us see, and nourishing the eyes. When dry eyes develop, holes form in the tear film, exposing the nerves on the surface of the eye.

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Causes of Dry Eye

There are many different causes of dry eyes:

Gender

Women are more likely to develop dry eyes than men. Fluctuating hormones, experienced during pregnancy or menopause, or caused by oral contraceptives, can lead to dry eyes.

Dry eyes commonly affect those over 50, as tear production slows.

Some medications can cause dry eyes as a side effect.

Along with digital eye strain, frequent and prolonged digital device use can lead to dry eyes.

Windy, dusty, or dry environments can cause tears to evaporate too quickly, leading to uncomfortable symptoms.

Occasionally, dry eyes can develop after laser eye surgery, although it’s usually temporary and resolves in a few days or weeks.

Conditions like Sjögren’s syndrome, lupus, arthritis, or diabetes can lead to poor tear production and dry eye symptoms.

Symptoms of Dry Eye

Dry eyes can lead to various uncomfortable symptoms:

  • Excessive tearing
  • Dandruff around the eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Sore, red, or inflamed eyelids
  • Burning eyes
  • Gritty sensation in the eyes
  • Contact lens discomfort

Your symptoms may only develop during certain situations, like during particularly dry days or while on an airplane, or may experience them more often. If you experience on-going and prolonged symptoms, you should book an appointment with us as soon as possible.

Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eyes can be easily diagnosed during a routine eye exam. Because there are different types of dry eyes, a thorough evaluation of your symptoms will help us pinpoint the cause and determine the proper treatment plan.

There are many types of treatments available, ranging from over the counter eye drops to punctal plugs. Sometimes, nutritional supplements and a healthy diet that focuses on strong eyes can be enough to relieve your dry eye symptoms.

If you are experiencing the uncomfortable side effects of dry eyes, contact us at Fergus Eye Care. we are happy to help you find relief! Please, book your eye exam today!

Where to Find Us

You can find us on St. Andrew Street West nestled in Fergus’s historic downtown. Our office has a small step at the front door, but we are happy to assist our patients who use assistive mobility devices to enter our office safely.

Free parking is available on St. Andrew Street West (3 hours), as well as in the parking lot behind our office, as well as in the municipal lot at Provost Lane and St. Patrick Street.

Our Address

144 St. Andrew Street West
Fergus, ON N1M 1N5

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Our Hours

Mondays
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Tuesdays
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesdays
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursdays
9 AM5:30 PM
Fridays [May – Sept]
9 AM12 PM
Fridays [Oct – Apr]
9 AM5:30 PM
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