People with dry eyes suffer from a range of symptoms, ranging from mild fluctuating discomfort, to constant scratching irritated eyes. It is now known that mild inflammation is a large contributing factor for all dry eyes. The causes of dry eyes are varied and include certain medical conditions, medication use, over-use of certain ‘over-the-counter’ eye drops, environmental causes and individual factors. Our doctors employ a step-wise approach to managing dry eye symptoms.
- Burning / stinging / gritty / foreign body sensations
- Mild itching
- Sensitivity to light, wind, or cold conditions
- Tearing of watering of the eyes
- Artificial tears or gels
- Warm compresses
- Anti-inflammatory topical eye drops
- Punctal plugs
Many cases involving dry eyes can be billed through BC Medical Services Plan. Make an appointment today if your eyes are bothering you. You don’t have to suffer!