What Can Dry Eye Therapy Do for You?
Do your eyes feel scratchy? Are you finding it difficult to wear contact lenses? Are you experiencing eye fatigue? If you answered yes to any of these, you may be suffering from dry eye disease.
While dry eye disease symptoms can be irritating, having dry eyes can also damage your vision and lead to further complications if left untreated.
Our dry eye therapy program at Royal Vista Eyecare includes advanced dry eye treatments to help you find relief. Book your appointment today!
What Is Dry Eye Disease?
You need quality tears to keep your eyes healthy and seeing well. If you have dry eye disease, it means your eyes aren’t producing enough tears, or there is an imbalance in the composition of your tears.
No matter the cause of your dry eyes, this eye condition should be treated by your optometrist.
Are You at Risk?
You may be at risk of developing dry eye disease if:
Dry Eye Therapy at Royal Vista Eyecare
At Royal Vista Eyecare , we use anterior segment photography and meibography to efficiently diagnose dry eye disease. Once we know the cause of your dry eye, we can recommend an appropriate treatment.
The most common treatment for patients with mild dry eyes are eye drops, or artificial tears. Artificial tears can supply your eyes with the proper lubrication they need to function.
Depending on your needs, you can get artificial tears with or without a prescription. At Royal Vista Eyecare, we carry Imed and Thealoz drops to support our patients with dry eye disease.
Meibomian Gland Expression
Meibomian gland dysfunction is a common cause of dry eye disease. Meibomian gland dysfunction occurs when the gland becomes blocked, which affects tear production.
Meibomian gland expression is a process performed by your optometrist where they lightly massage and squeeze the glands. This helps them excrete hardened oils that prevent healthy oils from entering your eye as they should.
Eye masks and compresses can help ease dry eye symptoms by boosting eye hydration, reducing tear evaporation, increasing oil production, and reducing inflammation.
While there are a number of eye masks available, we recommend and carry two specific brands: the I-RELIEF therapy mask and the Bruder moist heat eye compress.
In some cases, dry eyes can be a result of inflammation caused by a lack of omega-3. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that contributes to good occular health. While omega-3 intake can be increased by adding certain foods to your diet, sometimes the easiest way to do it is by taking Omega-3 supplements.
At Royal Vista Eyecare, we carry Nutrasea and PRN omega-3 supplements for our patients with dry eyes.
Zocular Eyelid System Treatment
Zocular Eyelid System Treatment, or ZEST for short, is a treatment for dry eye caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. ZEST works by gently exfoliating the eyelids to release oils and debris from the meibomian glands.
This process helps restore your tears back to their normal function, reducing the symptoms of dry eye.
Experience Relief from Dry Eyes
Don’t let dry eyes stop you from living your life to the fullest. Book an appointment to see the difference dry eye therapy can make!
Royal Vista Eyecare is located in Royal Oak Place, which is right on the corner of Country Hills Boulevard NW and Royal Birch Boulevard NW. You can find our office on the 2nd floor in the same building as the Starbucks and TD Canada Trust Bank. If you’re having trouble finding us, please give us a call!
- #240 8730 Country Hills Blvd. NW
- Royal Oak, NW Calgary, AB T3G0E2
Our Office Hours
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed