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Dry Eye Therapy in Downtown Woodstock

What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye syndrome is an irritating condition which can leave your eyes feeling tired and uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to take over your day and steal your concentration. 

In fact, many people who are affected by dry eye can struggle with productivity at work, or be hit with a constant sensation of fatigue, even straight after a full night’s sleep. While dry eye can be profoundly irritating and distracting, many people will neglect their symptoms, assuming that things will clear up on their own. 

By having your eye health examined, you will only lose an hour of your day to find out exactly what is causing your discomfort.

Dry Eye Symptoms

Dry eye sufferers can experience anywhere from a couple to many of the following symptoms. If you notice any of them persisting, it’s worth getting a proper diagnosis.

  • Burning sensation around the eye
  • Tiredness
  • Itchy or red eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Grittiness in the eye
  • Struggling to keep your eyes open
  • Watering eyes

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What Causes Dry Eye

Quite often it is caused by your environment: dry or recycled air can whip moisture from your eyes, and low-humidity environments can trigger the condition. Other possible causes include:

  • Side effects from medication (such as birth control or antihistamines)
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction
  • Smoking, or poor diet
  • Allergies
  • Skin diseases which target the eye or eyelid

Dry eye disease is typically related to 2 main factors: inadequate tear volume and poor tear quality.

Tear Drop Illustration Inadequate Tear Volume

Inadequate Tear Volume

Our bodies produce tears using several different glands located in and around our eyelids. As we age, our eyes aren’t able to produce as many tears as they once did, which can cause dry eyes. Some medical conditions and medications can also impact tear production.

Environmental factors can also cause dry eyes. Even if we can produce enough tears, dry air or windy weather can cause our tears to evaporate too quickly.

Tear Drop Illustration Poor Tear Quality

Poor Tear Quality

Tears are made up of three main ingredients: meibum (a type of oil), water, and mucin. Meibum is the outer tear layer, forming a thin protective barrier and preventing our tears from evaporating too quickly. Mucin helps our tears spread evenly across the surface of our eyes, protecting our corneas. If our tears evaporate too quickly, or our tears are not uniformly distributed, it can result in dry eyes.

Services We Offer

Regular eye exams are a vital part of ensuring your vision remains healthy and vibrant for years to come. Woodstock Vision Care is ready to evaluate your eye health and ensure your prescription is up to date.

Visit Us

We are conveniently located in downtown Woodstock on Dundas Street at the end of Perry Street. (nestled between Coffee Culture and Crabby Joes). Come pay us a visit!

Our Address

  • 419 Dundas St
  • Woodstock, ON N4S 1B8

Contact Us

Clinic Hours

9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
10am - 6pm
10am - 6pm
9am - 3pm

We are closed for all statutory holidays, and long weekends.
Hours are subject to change without notice.

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