Dry Eye Treatment in Centre Wellington

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Providing Relief for Sore, Uncomfortable Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome can come in several forms, each with several underlying causes and symptoms that vary from patient to patient. Treatment depends on the type of dry eye.

If you have dry eyes, please book a comprehensive eye exam.

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The Effects of Dry Eyes on the Cornea

Your cornea is a clear tissue responsible for directing light onto your retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye. The cornea needs hydration to keep it healthy and to avoid drying out, clouding, or changing shape (like in extreme cases of dry eyes). It absorbs oxygen from the water in your tears and is nourished by the tear film.

When your cornea lacks hydration, you may experience uncomfortable symptoms like redness or irritation.

Your Tear Film

The tear film preserves the transparency, texture, and oxygen levels of the cornea. It also protections the surface of your eye and washes out irritants, maintaining your ocular health and overall comfort.

The tear film is made of 3 different layers:

What Causes Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes occur either because tears evaporate too quickly or the layers of the tear film are unbalanced, affecting their quality.

When the tear film becomes imbalanced, the corneal surface can distort or cloud. Your eyes may become red or irritated, and often require more than just over-the-counter eye drops for relief.
There are 2 main types of dry eyes.

Evaporative Dry Eyes

Evaporative dry eye affects patients when their tears evaporate too quickly. It’s usually caused by a blockage in the oil glands, impacting the lipid layer.

Your eyes may feel sore and red with evaporative dry eyes. A trained optometrist can accurately diagnose this type of dry eye and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.

Aqueous tear-deficient dry eyes occur when the lacrimal glands don’t produce enough tears. These dry eyes may be caused by:

Our Location

Centre Wellington, Ontario

We’re eager to see all of our patients, but please confirm an appointment before visiting. Booking ahead is the safest measure for ensuring a qualified staff member is available to help you from start to finish.

You can find us on Beatty Line in beautiful historic Fergus, Ontario.

Our Address

6420 Beatty Line North Suite 102
Fergus, ON N1M 2W3

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