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Suspect you may be suffering from dry eye syndrome? Take our quick online test from the comfort of your own home and find out right away whether you should book an appointment with one of our SE Calgary dry eye specialists.

A result of not enough moisture on the surface of the eye, dry eye syndrome is a common issue that affects a wide swath of the population, especially in dry climates like that of Calgary. If left untreated people who suffer from this syndrome can experience eye irritation, infections, and potentially vision loss. 

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Our SE Calgary optometrist clinic specializes in treating dry eye syndrome by providing in-depth and personalized care. Our treatments include eye care products such as prescription eye drops, artificial tears, steroid eye drops, warm compresses, and punctual plugs. By first identifying dry eye syndrome is the cause of your vision problems, we can put together a comprehensive plan to immediately address your specific needs and provide vital eye relief.

Causes of dry eye syndrome

There are numerous things that can cause dry eye syndrome:

  • Dry or smoky air and windy weather
  • Extended periods of computer/screen use
  • Eye inflammation
  • Certain medications
  • Various medical conditions related to aging like diabetes
  • Tear composition imbalance due to Lasik Eye surgery

Dry eye syndrome symptoms

While not exhaustive, some symptoms of dry eye syndrome include: 

  • Eye redness
  • Sore or itchy eyes
  • Excessive tears
  • Eye fatigue
  • A burning sensation in your eyes
  • A gritty feeling in your eyes
  • Discomfort from contact lenses

How do I know if I have dry eye syndrome?

There are a number of ways you yourself can determine whether you’re suffering from dry eye syndrome:

  • Do you experience eye discomfort or irritation while working on a computer or while watching TV?
  • In the last week have your eyes felt extra dry or watery? 
  • Do your eyes ever feel like they’re on fire or burning? 
  • Is your vision suddenly blurry? 

Believe you're suffering from dry eye syndrome? 

Our specialized team can easily diagnose this common condition. If any of the above symptoms are afflicting you, contact our SE Calgary optometry clinic in the Meadows Mile Professional Building and book an appointment today!

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Don’t leave dry eye syndrome undiagnosed or untreated

If you leave your dry eye syndrome undiagnosed and untreated you could put your eyes in serious jeopardy. Some consequences of leaving dry eye syndrome unaddressed include: 

  • An increase in eye infections
  • An increase in blurry vision or light sensitivity
  • Serious damage to the surface of your eyes
  • A decreased quality of life

It’s critical that you address any symptoms of dry eye syndrome as soon as possible, and our highly qualified SE Calgary optometry clinic is here to help. 

Diagnosing dry eye syndrome

By finding the root cause of your dry eye syndrome our SE Calgary optometrists can institute an effective regimen of treatment immediately. In order to do this our optometrists carry out comprehensive testing upon your first visit, which includes: 

  • An in-depth eye exam
  • Analysis of your contact lenses and how they fit
  • Determining your amount of tear production
  • Administering special eye drops with dye that calculate how long it takes your tears to evaporate

Treatments for dry eye syndrome

Some treatments for dry eye syndrome include:

  • Prescription eye drops
  • Artificial tears
  • Steroid eye drops
  • Warm compresses
  • Punctal plugs

If you’d like more information on the types of dry eye treatment products we offer please visit our products page. At Specs in the City our SE Calgary optometrists are committed to your care and invested in your eye health. We’ll work with you to find treatments that work, and meet your budget. 

Think you may be suffering from dry eye syndrome?

If you suspect you might be suffering from dry eye syndrome now is the time to act. If left untreated, dry eye syndrome can lead to serious vision complications as noted above. Specs in the City Optometry is here to help find the root cause of your dry eye syndrome, and will work with you to institute an effective treatment plan that fits your unique needs. Our SE Calgary optometrists are waiting for your call.

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Our convenient SE Calgary optometry clinic is located right off Blackfoot Trail in the Meadows Mile Professional Building.

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