Eye Care

Dry Eyes Clinic

Dry eyes remain one of the biggest reasons patients visit FYidoctors. This common condition affects millions of Canadians, with symptoms that include:

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Excessive Tearing
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Causes of Dry Eyes

While there are a number of factors that can cause dry eyes, some of the most common are:

  • Normal Aging Process
  • Contact Lens Wear
  • Excessive Air Filtering
  • Certain Medications
  • Parkinsonism
  • Decreased Oil Secretions
  • Dry/Windy Climate
  • Exposure to Tobacco Smoke
  • Fluctuating Hormone Levels
  • Vitamin A Deficiency
  • Sjogren's Syndrome

 

Dry Eyes

Dry eyes can also lead to increased discomfort after periods of reading, watching TV, or working on a computer. They also tend to be responsible for decreased vision in the morning with slow improvement as the day progresses, as well as blurred vision that improves with blinking.

Dry Eye Clinics 

FYidoctors has a special interest in dry eyes, which is why our locations have optometrists who are trained to diagnose and treat the many different forms of dry eyes using a variety of equipment and techniques.  

When it comes to treating dry eyes, no two individuals are the same, which is why we'll customize your treatment specifically to your needs and situation. Your treatment plan might consist of one or more of the following:  

 

  • Dietary Supplements
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Increased Water Intake
  • Warm Eyelid Compress
  • Prescription Eye Drops or Ointments
  • Artificial Tears
  • Non-Prescription Lubricants
  • Punctal Plugs
  • Eyelid Scrubs

 

Unfortunately, dry eyes tend to be a chronic condition that can be difficult to overcome without treatment and a change in lifestyle and habits. Proper treatment of dry eye, however, is important not only for your own personal comfort, but also for the overall health of your eyes.

HYLO™ Eye Drops For Dry Eyes

If you experience the symptoms of dry eyes, you may find relief through the use of medicated eye drops, which can offer much needed moisture to help lubricate and protect your eyes, as well as allow them the chance to heal naturally.

At FYidoctors, we carry a wide selection of products from HYLO™, one of the world's most trusted eye drop manufacturers. These specially formulated eye drops offer immediate comfort with no stinging upon application, and provide long lasting moisture and protection. HYLO™ eye drops are also 100% preservative and phosphate free, and can be used by all ages, prescriptions and eye conditions, including contact lens wearers. If you suffer from dry eyes, ask your FYidoctors optometrist if HYLO™ eye drops are right for you.

 

Book an appointment with any of our locations if you suffer from dry eyes.

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McLeod Optometry Clinic

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323 McLeod Street
Ottawa, Ontario
613-236-4402