Dry Eye Therapy in Vancouver

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Find Relief from Dry, Irritated Eyes

Dry eyes are an often chronic condition that can cause discomfort, irritation, and even pain. Although they’re a distracting and common problem among Canadians, they can lead to further complications if not treated. 

At Vancouver Block Optometrists, we provide comprehensive dry eye evaluations and customized treatment plans designed to get to the root of the problem. Call us today to book an appointment. We’ll be happy to help!

What Is Dry Eye Syndrome? 

Dry eye syndrome is a condition that affects your tears. You may not think much about them, but your tears are essential for keeping your eyes hydrated, comfortable, and healthy. They even help your eyes focus light, which is essential for eyesight. 

When you don’t produce enough tears or the tears you produce are of poor quality, you can develop symptoms like:

  • Scratchy, gritty, or burning eyes
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Feeling like something is in the eye
  • Excessive tearing (the eyes’ natural reaction to dryness)

What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome?

Ultimately, dry eye syndrome occurs when there’s an imbalance of the tear film. But that imbalance can happen for many reasons. 

Dry eyes can be caused by everyday situations, like windy or dry days, being around cigarette smoke, sitting near a fan, using a computer, or just from being tired. They’re also common as we grow older since the eyes tend to produce fewer tears with age.

Eye conditions like meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis affect the eyelids and tear glands, impacting tear production, causing inflammation and irritation.  

Some medications have ocular side effects that can lead to dry eyes, and wearing contact lenses longer than recommended can also cause irritation. And sometimes, dry eyes are a side effect of common laser eye surgeries, like LASIK. 

Dry eyes are also common in those with certain systemic health conditions, like diabetes and Sjögren’s syndrome

Dry Eye Treatments

Treatment depends on the cause of your dry eyes, so it’s essential to see an eye care professional for proper diagnosis. At Vancouver Block Optometrists, we focus on you as an individual and develop a customized treatment plan designed to address the root cause of your dry eyes.

Our treatment options include: 

Our Location

  • #800-736 Granville Street
  • Vancouver, BC V6Z 1G3

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Hours of Operation

Monday:
9:30 AM 5:30 PM
Tuesday:
9:30 AM 5:30 PM
Wednesday:
10:00 AM 5:30 PM
Thursday:
9:30 AM 5:30 PM
Friday:
9:30 AM 5:30 PM
Saturday:
10:00 AM 4:00 PM
Sunday:
Closed
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