Canadian winter is upon us! This cold, dry winter weather often causes dry skin, but it can also make our eyes dry. Many people suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome without realizing that this is the cause of their symptoms. This is especially true in the winter months when the cold air holds less moisture. Dry Eye Syndrome (also known as Ocular Surface Disease) is a condition that can cause redness, burning, itching, gritty or watery eyes, and intermittent blurring of our vision.
Dry Eye Syndrome can result from several factors and needs proper and personalized treatment. At Martin Street Optometry, we treat many patients with Dry Eye Syndrome. Our optometrists, Dr. Klaming and Dr. Laverty, work with their patients to determine which dry eye therapy treatment plan is best for them, creating a custom therapy regimen for each patient. Our practice also retails a wide range of dry eye therapy products. We are proud to offer the full range of Candorvision’s Dry Eye Relief products, including Hylo, Hylo Gel, Hylo Dual, Ocunox and Calmo Spray, which are all preservative-free and phosphate-free. We carry Ascenta’s Professional EPA+ high grade omega-3 supplements, which research shows can reduce the effects of Dry Eye Syndrome. We also carry several varieties of cleansing lid wipes and moist heat Bruder Eye Masks.
If you suspect you might be suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome, please call us to book an assessment. For your convenience, you may now also book an exam online. Feel free to stop by our clinic in downtown Milton and browse our selection of over-the-counter products – we would be happy to answer your questions! Let us help you find a solution for your dry eyes. We look forward to seeing you and helping you get back to your best and most comfortable vision!