Unionville Dry Eye Clinic
in Markham ON
Our new Dry Eye Clinic at Unionville Optometry in Markham ON can now help eye patients who suffer from dry eye syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis sicca).
Our eye care specialists firmly believe that you shouldn’t have to live with the pain and discomfort of dry eyes. In fact, we believe it is crucial to determine and treat the underlying cause of your dry eye symptoms. This will help protect and ensure the continued health of your vision. Visit our Markham Dry Eye Clinic, which is now equipped to treat even the most severe dry eye symptoms.
The Cause of Dry Eyes
In as many as 86% of cases, the underlying cause of dry eyes is a condition called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). The Meibomian glands in the eyelids are responsible for producing a protective oily layer of tear film. When these glands become blocked or fail to produce the oils needed for healthy tears, and if left untreated, the eye becomes very dry leading to irritation, discomfort, and eventually, gland dropout.
This dysfunction is both chronic (meaning it is persistent and recurring), and progressive (meaning it develops in stages). This is why it is important to mention any dry eye symptoms you may be experiencing to your Unionville optometrist.
At our Markham Ontario Dry Eye Clinic, our eye care specialists can perform a series of dry eye tests and evaluations to properly diagnose MGD and determine the causes and treatment. This may include applying LipiView® tear film, gland imaging, and Meibomian gland evaluation.
Dry Eye Symptoms
While every individual is different there are a number of common dry eye symptoms:
LipiFlow® – New Dry Eye Treatment Technology
In addition to the traditional treatment methods listed below, our Unionville Dry Eye Clinic now offers LipiFlow® treatment options for patients diagnosed with MGD.
LipiFlow® is an FDA-approved device used to remove gland blockages and restore gland function, getting to the root cause of your dry eyes rather than just treating dry eye symptoms. The patented device uses Vectored Thermal Pulsation technology to apply heat and massage the inner eyelids, removing any obstructions within the glands.
This in-office dry eye treatment typically takes about 12 minutes per eye and patients often notice an improvement in their dry eye symptoms within two weeks. The LipiFlow® procedure typically provides results for up to one to two years.
Traditional Dry Eye Treatment Options
When properly treated for dry eye symptoms, you’ll notice enhanced eye comfort and less severe (and fewer) dry eye symptoms. In some cases, eye patients also report clearer and sharper vision.
Our Unionville Dry Eye Clinic can recommend any one or a combination of dry eye treatment options depending on the cause of your dry eyes. Talk to our dry eye specialists about the following traditional dry eye treatment options including:
- Over-the-counter Eye Drops (Artificial Tears)
- Prescription Eye Drops (Restasis)
- Punctal Plugs
- Restasis and steroid eye drops
- Meibomian Gland Expression
- Warm Compress
Book With Our Unionville Dry Eye Clinic Today
Contact our Unionville Optometry Dry Eye Clinic today where we won’t just treat the symptoms of your dry eyes. Let us help you address the actual cause of your dry eyes. To book an initial dry eye evaluation at our Markham Dry Eye Clinic, please:
Call us at 905-477-4488
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