Dry Eye Therapy in Oshawa, ON

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Find Comfort & Relief from Dry, Irritated Eyes

Dry eye is a common condition that affects people worldwide. If you’re struggling with blurry vision, watery eyes, or dry and irritated eyes, you may have dry eye. Other than being annoying and painful, dry eyes can also lead to infections and other serious eye issues if left untreated.

At Parkview Optometry, we can help address your dry eye symptoms and develop a personalized treatment plan for you during your comprehensive eye exam.

We want to help you take your comfort back from dry eye disease—contact us to schedule your appointment today.

Dry Eye Diagnosis & Treatment

Dry eyes can be diagnosed during a regular, comprehensive eye exam. The best treatment option for you depends, ultimately, on the root cause of your dry eyes. 

Although there are many treatments and therapies available, we will be able to determine the cause and develop a personalized treatment plan for you during your next eye exam.

Dry Eye Causes & Symptoms

Tears are essential for protecting, nourishing, and maintaining your eyes’ health and comfort and providing you with clear vision. Dry eyes occur when you don’t produce enough tears or the chemical composition of your tears is of poor quality.

When your eyes don’t have enough tears, the corneal nerves can become exposed, which causes pain and irritation, especially while blinking. 

There are many different symptoms of dry eye. Some common symptoms can include:

  • Excessive tearing
  • Scratchiness and/or a burning sensation
  • A feeling of something foreign in the eye
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Fluctuating vision

Regardless of your symptoms, our team is ready to help.

Contributing Factors to Dry Eye

While dry eyes are chronic, there are many reasons why they may develop in the first place. These include:

  • Environment: Hot, dry houses during the winter, dry, air-conditioned homes in the summer, windy or smoky environments, or arid climates can cause dry eyes.
  • Medication: Some medications have a side effect that causes dry eyes. These include antihistamines, antidepressants, decongestants, diuretics, and hormone replacement therapies.
  • Age: As we age, our eyes change. Some patients may experience reduced tear production and, subsequently, dry eyes.
  • Gender: Women tend to be more susceptible to dry eyes, especially those who are pregnant or over the age of 40.
  • Skin and eyelid disorders: Inflammatory skin disorders like rosacea, infections, and inflammatory eyelid disorders can all affect the tear film’s lipid layer, leading to dry eyes.
  • Systemic disorders and other diseases: Conditions like Sjögren’s syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, diabetes, thyroid conditions, or a Vitamin A deficiency can cause dry eyes.

Those who wear contact lenses, spend a lot of time working with digital screens, or have had laser eye surgery may also develop dry eyes.

Managing & Treating Your Dry Eye

From the exam stage to consultations and treatment—we want to help you find relief from dry eye symptoms. 

Don’t let dry eye drag you down—contact us to schedule your appointment today.

Where to Find Us

You can find us at the intersection of Simcoe Street and Conlin Road. There’s plenty of parking available outside the clinic.

Our Address

  • 2069 Simcoe Street North
  • Oshawa, ON L1G 0C9

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With our location on the corner of Simcoe and Conlin, we have more room to display our incredible frame selection. Our team knows that choosing your eyewear can be a very personal experience. We have something for everyone. 

Explore our brands and find your next pair of frames today.

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