Dry Eye Therapy in Lindsay

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Find Relief For Your Dry Eyes

At Russell West Optometry, we understand how dry eyes can impact your life. Whether you’re at work or simply just relaxing at home, dry eyes can leave you feeling irritated and uncomfortable.

Rest assured, relief is available! Just by visiting our eye care team, we can help you find the right solutions to suit your needs so you can see clearly and feel comfortable.

Please, book your appointment with us today!

So, What Are Dry Eyes?

In essence, dry eye pretty much comes down to the quality of your tear film. Your tear film has 3 basic but essential ingredients: mucin, water, and oil. Each ingredient plays a critical role in your eye comfort, and an imbalance can leave you with dry, irritated eyes.

  • Mucin makes up the innermost layer of your tear film. It’s responsible for helping the rest of the ingredients cling to the surface of your eye and spread out evenly.
  • Water is responsible for keeping your eyes lubricated as well as helping wash away any particles that may find their way onto the surface of your eye.
  • Oil, also known as a lipid, makes up the outermost layer of the tear film. It helps seal in the water layer and keeps it from evaporating too quickly.

If the ingredients in your tear film aren’t present in the correct ratios, your eyes may:

  • Become red, watery, or irritated
  • Experience a stinging, burning, grittiness, or scratchiness sensation
  • Become increasingly sensitive to light
  • Provide you with blurry vision
  • Produce a stringy mucous, which collects in and around your eyes
  • Find contact lenses uncomfortable to wear

Treatments We Offer

One of the most common ways to combat dry eyes is with the use of eye drops. Many eye drops are available over the counter; however, we always recommend speaking to your optometrist before you start using them.

Depending on the severity of your symptoms, we may also write you a prescription for medicated eye drops.

Depending on the root cause of your dry eyes, we may recommend different masks or scrubs to help address your symptoms. In cases of blepharitis or meibomian gland dysfunction, we may need to clean or melt away blockages in the glands found in the edges of your eyelids.

The meibomian glands are responsible for producing a healthy oil layer. If they are blocked or clogged, the rest of the tear film is compromised, and you may develop dry eyes.

If your symptoms are more severe, we may recommend in-office treatments to restore balance to your tear film. Some of these options can include using punctal plugs or procedures to melt blockages in the meibomian glands.

Say Goodbye to Dry, Itchy Eyes

You don’t have to live with dry eye symptoms. Please, book an appointment with our eye care team today and let us help you get the relief you need!

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Visit Our Office

Our clinic can be found in historic area of downtown Lindsay, Ontario. We are located right next to Kawartha Dairy Barn.

Our Address

67 Russell Street West
Lindsay, ON K9V 2X1

Contact Information

Phone: (705) 324-2612
Fax: (705) 324-9341
[email protected]

Hours of Operation

Monday
8 AM7 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8 AM7 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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