Dry Eye Therapy in Calgary

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What is Dry Eye?

Dry eyes is an irritating eye condition, which can sometimes develop into a chronic condition, dry eye disease or dry eye syndrome (DES). 

Your tears are more than a product of intense emotions. Tears are lubrication and protection for the surface of your eye. When your body doesn’t produce enough tears or creates poor quality tears, your eyes don’t receive the hydration they need to work correctly.

Dry eyes can interfere with your day, make wearing contacts difficult, or increase your risk of inflammation and infection.

If you think you’re suffering from dry eye, request an appointment today.

Dry Eye Symptoms

Common symptoms of dry eyes include:

  • Itchy eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Eye fatigue
  • Heavy eyelids
  • Excess tears
  • Blurry vision
  • Stringy discharge
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Burning or stinging sensation
  • Feeling something in your eye

Dry Eye Solutions for Alberta’s Climate

As one of the founding members of the Dry Eye Institute of Canada, we are constantly searching for effective dry eye treatments in Alberta’s dry climate. 

Our doctors uncover the root cause of your dry eye symptoms using innovative technologies and updated medical research. With an accurate diagnosis, we can create a personalized treatment program for your unique ocular health.

Our Diagnostic Elements

There are a lot of ways we can look at your eyes. Our questions and assessments help us fill in the details of your ocular health, allowing a more personalized approach to managing your eye care. 

When diagnosing dry eyes, we use the following:

Our Dry Eye Technology

While there are many options available for treating and managing dry eyes, here are two of our technology highlights you may meet on your journey to relieve your dry eyes.

LipiView & LipiScan

TearScience LipiView and LipiScan are tools we use for meibography, a type of imagery that evaluates the health of your meibomian glands and the quality of your tears.

We’ll have you look directly into a light camera, blinking normally. These tools analyze your blinking patterns, determine the content and quality of your tears, and evaluate the health of your meibomian glands.

When was the last time you scrubbed your eyelids? When skin and bacteria build up on the eyelids, it can lead to blepharitis. Along with irritation and redness, blepharitis can cause dry eyes.

BlephEx is a small, handheld machine we use for in-office eyelid hygiene treatments. The gentle but thorough cleaning can help reduce symptoms by removing excess bacteria, biofilm, and bacterial toxins.

BlephEx uses a small rotating sponge to remove debris from the lash line and gently exfoliate the eyelid. The treatment is easy and quick, taking only a few minutes.

Our Treatment Options

Treatment will vary depending on your eye health and comfort level. If you have questions about treatment options for your dry eyes, book an appointment.

Available treatment options for dry eyes include:

Dry Eye Therapy with Dr. Bishop & Associates

Your eyes deserve relief. If you’re experiencing symptoms of dry eyes or have questions about your ocular health, we’re here to talk and provide answers. Book an appointment, and we’ll work together to learn about your unique eyes.

Our Locations

You deserve the highest standard of eye care. Our 4 locations make it easy for you to receive quality eye care, no matter where you live.

Willow Park Village

  • 412 – 10816 Macleod Trail SE
  • Calgary, AB T2J 5N8

Legacy Township

  • 230 – 200 Hartell Way SE
  • Calgary, AB T2X 4S9

Beacon Hill

  • 610 – 11877 Sarcee Trail NW
  • Calgary, AB T3R 1W5

Northgate Village

  • 103 – 495 36 St NE
  • Calgary, AB T2A 6K3

News & Resources

What Is Optos Retinal Imaging?

Optos Retinal Imaging, Technology

Optos retinal imaging is an imaging device that allows your Calgary optometrist to get a closer look at the details of your eyes. Optos provides an anatomically accurate view of 82 percent of your retina. This detailed imaging technology allows your eye doctor to closely examine your eyes and vision during your comprehensive eye exam. […]

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December 16, 2022
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Lumify Eye Drops: Everything You Need to Know

Eye health, Technology

If you frequently experience red, irritated eyes, your eye doctor may recommend Lumify, a new brand of eye drops in Canada. These eye drops are typically available over the counter from your optometrist. If you’re interested in Lumify eye drops, what do you need to know about this medication?  Lumify eye drops can help reduce […]

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November 4, 2022
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IPL for Dry Eye: How It Works

Dry Eye, Eye health, Technology

Using technology, your eye doctor has several ways to help relieve dry eyes. One of these treatments is intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. Your optometrist may recommend this treatment if it suits your dry eye needs—but how does it work?  Continue reading to learn more about dry eye and IPL, including how this treatment helps […]

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November 4, 2022
Donald Bishop
An eye doctor looking at an optos retinal image on a monitor screen.

Optos retinal imaging is an imaging device that allows your Calgary optometrist to get a closer look at the details of your eyes. Optos provides an anatomically accurate view of 82 percent of your retina. This detailed imaging technology allows your eye doctor to closely examine your eyes and vision during your comprehensive eye exam. […]

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Close up shot of a man's head tilted back while putting a drop of Lumify eye drops.

If you frequently experience red, irritated eyes, your eye doctor may recommend Lumify, a new brand of eye drops in Canada. These eye drops are typically available over the counter from your optometrist. If you’re interested in Lumify eye drops, what do you need to know about this medication?  Lumify eye drops can help reduce […]

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A female patient is lying in an operating bed with her eyes covered by laser-protective goggles and a hair net on her head whit the female doctor is performing an IPL on her face to relieve the patient's dry eyes.

Using technology, your eye doctor has several ways to help relieve dry eyes. One of these treatments is intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. Your optometrist may recommend this treatment if it suits your dry eye needs—but how does it work?  Continue reading to learn more about dry eye and IPL, including how this treatment helps […]

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