Emergency Eye Care Clinic In Vaughan & Woodbridge
If you believe you have an urgent eye matter, please contact the clinic at 905-856-3937 during regular operating hours. For after-hours urgent care, please go to the emergency.

Dry eye syndrome is a chronic and typically progressive condition. Depending on its cause and severity, it may not be completely curable. However in most cases, dry eyes can be managed successfully, usually resulting in noticeably greater eye comfort, fewer dry eye symptoms, and sometimes sharper vision.

Dry eye symptoms Symptoms of dry eyes and dry eye syndrome include: Burning sensation, Itchy eyes, Aching sensations, Heavy eyes, Fatigued eyes, Sore eyes, Dryness sensation, Red eyes, Photophobia, Blurred vision

Successful treatment of dry eyes requires that you are willing to follow your eye doctor's recommendations and that you use the products he or she recommends consistently and as frequently as directed.

Factors associated with dry eye

  • Computer and electronic use
  • Prolonged Contact lens wear
  • Aging

  • Indoor environment
  • Outdoor environment
  • Frequent flying

  • Smoking
  • Health conditions
  • Medications

Electronic Use Linked to dry eyes in children

There might be another cost associated with children using smartphones besides a large monthly bill from the phone company — it could be causing kids to develop dry eye disease at an early age. Researchers evaluated risk factors for dry eye disease among schoolchildren who used video devices, including smartphones.

The amount of time children spent using smartphones was longer in the Dry Eye group, compared with children without dry eye. After the children with dry eyes stopped using their smartphones for 4 weeks, both their subjective symptoms and objective signs of dry eye improved.

The only way to know for sure if you've got chronic dry eye syndrome is to have your eye doctor perform one or more dry eye tests during an eye exam. Symptoms alone are poor predictors of the presence and severity of dry eye disease. Symptoms can vary significantly from person to person, and may even be affected by personality type.

Dry Eye Clinic in Vaughan & Woodbridge
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