Dry eyes happen to all of us at some point, particularly in the winter time. However, chronic dry eyes can be a serious problem, and can negatively impact your daily life. At Queensway Optometric Centre we want your eyes to stay happy and healthy. If you think you might be suffering from chronic dry eyes book an appointment with us today.
During your appointment, we will determine the cause of your chronic dry eyes and help you explore your treatment options with you, answering any questions that you might have.
Some dry eye symptoms include:
The cause of dry eyes varies greatly, but common factors include environmental conditions, medical conditions, age, and some types of medication. All of these factors impact our eye’s ability to produce tears. Tears are necessary for keeping our eyes lubricated and clearing away debris. Our eyes become dry when they are unable to produce enough tears, or the tears they produce are of poor quality.
Our eyes require tears to stay comfortable and moist. If our tear glands are unable to produce enough tears, then our eyes are not able to stay lubricated and can become dry or irritated.
Tears are made up of water and a type of oil called meibum. Meibum is essential because it keeps your tears from evaporating too quickly. If your tears contain insufficient levels of meibum, they evaporate too rapidly, leaving your eyes dry and irritated.
Dry eyes are most commonly treated with artificial tears and at times with medicated drops. Your optometrist will recommend the treatment that best suits your dry eye condition.
Our practice is conveniently located across the street from the Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Hospital.
|Monday:||8:00 AM - 6:30 PM|
|Tuesday:||8:00 AM - 5:30 PM|
|Wednesday:||8:00 AM - 5:30 PM|
|Thursday:||8:00 AM - 6:30 PM|
|Friday:||8:00 AM - 3:30 PM|
|Select Saturdays||8:00 AM - 3:30 PM|
|Next Saturday Opening:||June 20|
Sometimes you need to see the optometrist right away. If you have an ocular emergency, call our office at 1(905) 848-2020. We can see patients for emergency appointments on short notice, so please don’t wait!