Dry Eye Care

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye is a common ocular condition, affecting an estimated 30% of Canadian adults. It occurs when your tear production is inadequate. This could be because you don’t produce enough tears or your tears are of poor quality.

  • Itchy, sore or red eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye fatigue
  • Watery eyes
  • Gritty feeling
  • Sensation of having something in your eyes
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Difficulty driving at night
  • Stinging sensation


This common condition not only creates discomfort but, if left untreated, can lead to a host of more serious eye health issues such as impaired vision, eye infections and a decreased quality of life.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms of dry eyes, book an appointment with a Lethbridge optometrists today. We can determine what is affecting your vision and are well-equipped to provide effective and personalized treatment options, depending on your specific needs and lifestyle.

Dry Eye Syndrome Diagnosis

At Lethbridge Eye Clinic, we use advanced eye exam techniques and state of the art technology that allow us to provide the most effective dry eye solutions. These include:

  • A full eye exam - Involving a complete medical and health history examination.
  • Tear volume measurement - We place blotting strips of paper under your eyelids to measure your tear production.
  • Tear quality determination - Using specially dyed eyedrops, we assess staining patterns on your cornea and measure how long it takes for your tears to evaporate.

Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome

Our extensive range of dry eye treatment solutions include:

  • Artificial tears
  • Prescription eye drops such as Restasis
  • Steroid eye drops
  • Punctal plugs
  • Warm compresses

At Lethbridge Eye Clinic, we understand just how greatly dry eye can impact everyday life and reduce a patient’s quality of life. Our eye specialists can effectively assess the severity of dryness and prescribe the most appropriate treatment options.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact us at (403) 327-4166

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