Dry Eye Disease
Dry eye disease (DED), or dry eye, is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Its consequences range from minor irritation to the inability to wear contact lenses and an increased risk of corneal inflammation and eye infections. Persistent dryness, scratchiness and a burning sensation on your eyes are common symptoms.
Dry eye syndrome has several causes including:
- The natural aging process
- A side effect of many medications or systemic disease
- Living in a dry, dusty, or windy climate with low humidity (needless to say, dry eye is very common in Cochrane!)
Treatment for dry eye varies significantly based on patient symptoms and assessment of the eye. It can range from use of artificial tears to potential referral to a specialist for various in office procedures to assist with dry eye.
Our office recommends and carries the following preservative-free artificial tears, ointment, eyelid wipes, and masks:
#12, 80 Bow Street, Cochrane, Alberta
Located across from Save-On-Foods
Hours of Operation
- Monday9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
- Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
- Wednesday8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
- Thursday8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
- Friday9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
- Saturday9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
We Are Proud Members Of The Eye Recommend Network Of Optometrists.