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Dry Eyes

We are medical experts in vision care

Our clinic is known for our attention to detail and our approach to problem solving. Some of our specialized services and our most advanced technologies are described here. Every patient is unique and we welcome patients will all levels of vision complexity.

“It’s just dry eyes”

Dry eye syndrome is an ocular condition that can be caused by insufficient tear production, deficiency in tear quality resulting in a lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the eyes’ surface. If left untreated, chronic dry eye syndrome can lead to an increased risk of corneal inflammation, eye infections, and may also result in damage to the structures of the eye. Our optometrists can help you to identify and evaluate the specific factors that cause inflammation and irritation of the eyes and their extent and recommend the most suitable treatments to help your eyes feel comfortable again.

Common symptoms of dry eye:

  • Dryness/Grittiness/Scratchiness
  • Soreness/Irritation
  • Burning/Excessive watering
  • Eye fatigue
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Blurred or distorted vision that gets better with blinking

Treatment for this condition can vary, so it is important to visit your doctor if you suspect you have dry eyes. Our clinic is equipped with the technology to diagnose and treat dry eyes, such as Meibography and Osmolarity scans, IPL and ILux treatments, and many dry eye products.

i-Lux

The iLUX® MGD treatment system administers therapeutic heat and then expresses the oil directly from the blocked meibomian glands. Now that the glands are unblocked, it will be easier for the oil to be released naturally.

The iLUX® device was shown to significantly reduce dry eye symptoms such as gritty eyes and irritation.' In a clinical study, patients' meibomian gland scores were three times better at two weeks post-treatment and four times better at four weeks, compared to baseline.

IPL

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a new technology that generates polychromatic pulsed light, which stimulates the meibomian glands in complete safety. In response to this stimulation, the meibomian glands resume secretion, helping to improve the structure of the lachrymal film and symptoms of ocular dryness. This technology is non-invasive, entirely painless, and completely harmless to the eyeball.

The achieved effects appear very rapidly after each session, and their persistence over time increases with the number of sessions conducted.

We are happy to welcome new patients!

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19 Clarence Street
Ottawa ON K1N 5P4

T (613) 241-3937
F (613) 241-5776

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Monday 8am – 5:30pm
Tuesday 10am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 8am – 5:30pm
Thursday 10am – 8pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday Closed