Eye Effects in Calgary & Didsbury

Dry Eye Therapy in Calgary & Didsbury

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Experience Tears of Joy Again With Lasting Dry Eye Relief

Dry eyes can cause anything from mild distractions to severe discomfort, but there are many ways to reduce or eliminate their symptoms.

Our eye doctors have significant experience helping patients manage dry eyes effectively. If you find yourself struggling with dry eye symptoms, reach out and let us show you your options.

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What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eyes affect approximately 30% of all Canadians. They are most common in people who:

  • Are older than 50
  • Are women
  • Are on specific medications (including some SSRIs, antihistamines, and antidepressants)
  • Have specific medical conditions (including Hepatitis C, androgen insufficiency, vitamin A deficiency, or specific vascular diseases)
  • Have had specific medical procedures (including radiation therapy, postmenopausal estrogen treatments, corneal surgery, or specific stem cell treatments)

Some risk factors can cause dry eyes by altering your meibomian glands, which produce an oil that keeps the tear film stable. Without this oil, your tears can evaporate faster than usual and leave your eyes dry.

  • Eyes that burn or sting
  • Feeling like something is “stuck” in your eyes (foreign object sensation)
  • Eyes that water too much
  • Skin that turns red around the eyes
  • Tired eyes, even after sleeping

I Think I Have Dry Eyes—What Should I Do?

If you suspect that you have dry eyes, contact us and schedule an appointment. We’ll find out the cause of your discomfort and recommend appropriate therapies to help you manage your symptoms.

Our practice uses the following strategies to help patients reduce the discomfort caused by dry eyes:

  • Lubricating eye drops: Many symptoms of dry eyes can be reduced or eliminated with artificial tears. Our eye doctors can recommend brands and specific products for you after determining the root cause of your dry eyes.
  • Punctal plugs: Sometimes, dry eyes occur because your tears drain too fast. In these cases, your eye doctor may place tiny plugs into your tear ducts to close the drainage canals. A combination of punctal plugs and topical treatments can have better results than using topical treatments alone.
  • Eye masks: These simple devices can stimulate meibomian gland function by reducing inflammation with gentle pressure, moisture, and heat. Once we show you how to wear these masks at the office, you should be able to use them at home unassisted.
  • Scleral lenses: Scleral lenses are a type of contact lens that sits on the sclera instead of the cornea. Scleral lenses create a space between the cornea and the inside of the lens, which is then filled with a hydrating solution. Scleral lenses are an excellent option for people who cannot wear other types of contacts due to dry eyes.
  • Eyelid-cleansing wipes: special types of cleansing wipes can support the use of other dry eye therapies. Our practice carries several varieties of cleansing wipes for this purpose.

Let Us Bring Tears to Your Eyes

Having dry eyes is hard, but finding help is easy. Contact us today, and let us build you a plan to take your life back from dry eyes.

 

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Where to find us

Eye Effects

Find us in the Strathcona Square Shopping Centre, just past Sobeys and next to RBC Royal Bank.

Please note Eye Effects is closed on all all Statutory Holidays.

Contact Information

Our Address

#108-555 Strathcona Boulevard SW
Calgary, AB T3H 2S8

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

Forsight Vision Centre

Find our Didsbury office in Didsbury Plaza, behind Home Hardware and Dick’s Auto Service.

Contact Information

Our Address

2032 17th Avenue
Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM3 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Find us in the Strathcona Square Shopping Centre, just past Sobeys and next to RBC Royal Bank.

Please note Eye Effects is closed on all all Statutory Holidays.

Contact Information

Our Address

#108-555 Strathcona Boulevard SW
Calgary, AB T3H 2S8

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

Find our Didsbury office in Didsbury Plaza, behind Home Hardware and Dick’s Auto Service.

Contact Information

Our Address

2032 17th Avenue
Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM3 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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