Are your eyes watery?
Are they often red and irritated?
Are your eyelids swollen?
These are very common symptoms of a condition generally referred to as ‘dry eye’. This is a very common condition and is difficult to treat effectively.
Dry eye disease can be frustrating given the limitations of current therapies. We are committed to keeping up-to date with therapies to offer the most innovated products and treatments available.
Dry eye is a multifactorial condition so each patient requires an individual treatment plan. A careful examination of the eyelids, the external eye and the tear film is critical to establishing a treatment plan for each individual case. Your optometrist will be able will recommend the therapies that will help out the most.
Some of the recommended treatments may include:
The lids and lashes are often neglected in our daily hygiene routine and can contribute significantly to the symptoms associated with blepharitis and dry eye disease. Bacteria and mites can reside on the lashes and proper lid care is very important for your overall eye health.
Eye Drops are improving rapidly as new research advances. Summerland Optometry stocks premium, non-preserved eyedrops that can make the difference in stubborn cases.
This is an in-office procedure that takes about 15 minute that will give your eyelid margins a really deep cleaning.
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Omega 3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatories that stimulate tear production and change the composition of the oils in the glands of your eyelid. Among their other health benefits, they have been proven to help control dry eye disease and improve eye gland function.
Uses heat therapy on the eyelid glands to secrete the oil component of the tears to improve tear film stability.
Our doctors may prescribe medications to increase tear production and decrease eye inflammation. Common medications include steroid based drops, restasis and xiidra.