5 Reasons To See An Optometrist For Dry Eyes

September 15, 2021
5 Reasons To See An Optometrist For Dry Eyes

Dry eyes can actually be much more than just a ‘feeling’ and occasional irritation. In more severe cases, Dry Eye Syndrome is a serious optical condition that can cause discomfort and complications including irreversible damage to the cornea.

Many people suffer from dry eye symptoms due to seasonal allergies, colds and flus, or inclement weather such as a harsh wind. But, if you are wondering if your dry eye symptoms are becoming severe, or you want to err on the side of caution, here are 5 ways you can tell it’s time to have an eye doctor check your dry eye symptoms.

 If you are wondering if your dry eye symptoms are serious enough to call an optometrist here are five signs to watch for:

  1. You experience tension headaches in the late afternoon, or early evening.
  2. You cannot drive at night comfortably due to blurred vision, and/or light sensitivity
  3. Your eyes water excessively. Your eyes water naturally as a flushing reaction, but when this happens persistently, it could be a sign of dry eye syndrome.
  4. You have redness and mucus buildup in your eyes.
  5. You can no longer wear your contact lenses comfortably.
  6. A Burning sensation, sensitivity to light, or a constant scratchy, itchy feeling.

In addition to the signs and symptoms listed above, there are also some factors that place you at a higher risk of developing dry eyes such as:

Dry Eye Treatment In Calgary And Area

If you find yourself reaching for artificial tears more often than you’d like or you’re feeling frustrated by your discomfort, it may be time to contact an eye doctor who is adept in the treatment of dry eyes through Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL is a revolutionary dry eye treatment and is a proven and safe technology that is tailored to your specific symptoms without complicated procedures and long recovery times. Patients who are frustrated by dry eye symptoms can experience tremendous relief through IPL therapy.

The team at My Optometrist Calgary is experienced in treating dry eye symptoms through the use of Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light therapy. If you are ready to say goodbye to sandpaper eyes, it’s time to book in with an eye doctor at one of their three convenient locations in Sunridge NE, Sundance SE, or Three Hills, Alberta or fill out the contact form on this website to have someone from their team contact you.


Q: How does Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light treat dry eyes?
A:  Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light also known as IPL treats dry eyes by:

Q: What is the best way to treat dry eye symptoms?
A: Because DES has a number of causes, treatment options vary from patient to patient, and may include:

Q: What are other names for dry eyes?
A: Dry eyes can also be known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, DES, and/or Dry Eye Syndrome.

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