Do you suffer from dry eyes?
The optometrists at Dr. Bishop & Associates are members of the Dry Eye Institute of Canada. The purpose of the Dry Eye Institute of Canada is to help doctors formulate proper diagnosis of dry eye syndrome then finding the most suitable treatment options for each patients' specific case.
What is Dry Eye?
Dry eye is a condition that occurs when the eyes do not have enough quality tears to supply nourishment and lubrication. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem.
Symptoms of Dry Eye
Some of the symptoms associated with dry eye are Itchy Eyes, Watery Eyes, Stinging Eyes, Blurry Vision, Gritty Eyes, Red Eyes. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it is important to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists.
Types of Dry Eye
Tear Deficiency: Tears are important to the overall health of the eyes and vision. Each time you blink, a protective coating of tears is spread like a film over the front of the eye. If you do not blink often enough or have incomplete blinks, dry spots can develop on the surface of the eye and can cause vision to blur and decrease.
Meibomian Gland Disease (MGD): MGD causes a decrease in the lipid (oil) layer of the tear film. When the tear film is unstable evaporation occurs between blinks, which then results in inflammation and discomfort.
Treatment for Dry Eyes
True dry eye treatment often requires a combination of methods. Most people with dry eye have used drops before and know this will only get temporary relief. As members of the Dry Eye Institute of Canada, we are always looking for the newest technology in treatment to give our patients the best options available.