Bluewater Optometry

Dry Eye Therapy in Sarnia

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What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye can make your eyes feel uncomfortable and irritated, and left untreated, dry eye can cause corneal damage.

If you suffer from symptoms of dry eye, Bluewater Optometry is here for you. We can perform a comprehensive dry eye consultation to get tot he root cause of your symptoms and create a personalized treatment plan that works for your eyes and lifestyle.

Find relief sooner by booking your appointment with us today.

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Dry Eye Symptoms

Symptoms of dry eye may include:

  • Redness
  • Eye fatigue
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurred/double vision
  • Stringy mucus in/around eyes
  • Foreign body sensation in the eye

Our Dry Eye Assessment

Understanding the cause of your dry eye is the first step in effectively treating your symptoms. Your optometrist will perform a series of tests using advanced diagnostic technology to assess your eyes and determine the right treatment for you.

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What Causes Dry Eye?

Dry eye is caused by 2 main factors: inadequate tear volume or poor tear quality. Our eyes depend on a healthy, balanced tear film to stay lubricated. When we aren’t able to produce enough tears or the tears we do produce are of poor quality, our eyes become dry and irritated.

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Inadequate Tear Volume

Our bodies produce tears using several different glands located in and around our eyelids. As we age, our eyes aren’t able to produce as many tears as they once did, which can cause dry eyes. Some medical conditions and medications can also impact tear production.

Environmental factors can also cause dry eyes. Even if we can produce enough tears, dry air or windy weather can cause our tears to evaporate too quickly.

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Poor Tear Quality

Tears are made up of 3 main ingredients: oil, mucus, and water.

Meibum (the oil) is the outer tear layer, forming a thin protective barrier and preventing our tears from evaporating too quickly. Mucin helps our tears spread evenly across the surface of our eyes, protecting our corneas. If our tears evaporate too quickly, or our tears are not uniformly distributed, it can result in dry eyes.

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We’re on the corner of Exmouth Street and Napier Street, right across from Norm Perry Park.

Our Address

251 Exmouth Street
Sarnia, ON N7T 5M7

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Clinic Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Office will be closed from Sept 29th through Oct 1st.

We are closed for all statutory holidays, and long weekends.

Hours are subject to change without notice.

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