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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

Pinguecula vs. Pterygium: What’s the Difference?

Eye health

If you’ve noticed small yellowish growths in your eyes or raised bumps on your eye surface, you may be experiencing a pinguecula or pterygium. It’s vital to understand that while these growths are commonly harmless, monitoring them to ensure they don’t become a problem down the road is essential.  Pingueculas and pterygiums are both non-cancerous, […]

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September 14, 2022
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Is it Safe to Order Glasses Online?

Eyeglasses

Getting a new pair of glasses can be a fun experience for the whole family. Picking out stylish frames that match your unique style is something your optometrist knows you look forward to following your eye exam. We can help you achieve the proper fit during a frame and lens fitting to help ensure your […]

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September 14, 2022
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Is It OK to Buy Contact Lenses Online?

Contact Lenses

With a rise in e-commerce, it’s understandable why many customers are attracted to online shopping. However, not all products are safe to buy online. Contact lenses are one of them.  Here are a few reasons why they are different: Contact lenses are medical devices They go inside your eyes and sit directly on your cornea […]

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September 14, 2022
Donald Bishop
A close up of an eye with pinguecula.

If you’ve noticed small yellowish growths in your eyes or raised bumps on your eye surface, you may be experiencing a pinguecula or pterygium. It’s vital to understand that while these growths are commonly harmless, monitoring them to ensure they don’t become a problem down the road is essential.  Pingueculas and pterygiums are both non-cancerous, […]

Read More…

A woman wearing glasses holds a credit card and types on her laptop as she makes an online order.

Getting a new pair of glasses can be a fun experience for the whole family. Picking out stylish frames that match your unique style is something your optometrist knows you look forward to following your eye exam. We can help you achieve the proper fit during a frame and lens fitting to help ensure your […]

Read More…

A woman smiling and wearing glasses holds a credit card while online shopping for contact lenses on her laptop.

With a rise in e-commerce, it’s understandable why many customers are attracted to online shopping. However, not all products are safe to buy online. Contact lenses are one of them.  Here are a few reasons why they are different: Contact lenses are medical devices They go inside your eyes and sit directly on your cornea […]

Read More…

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