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Relieving Dry Eyes: Causes, Symptoms & Solutions


Dry eye syndrome is a common eye condition where the eyes struggle to produce enough tears or maintain a healthy tear film. The discomfort associated with dry eye syndrome can affect daily activities, highlighting the need for personalized treatments that address the root causes and provide effective relief for individuals experiencing this prevalent eye condition.

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Dry eye symptoms can differ from one person to another but usually involve the following:

  • Persistent dryness or a gritty sensation in the eyes
  • Eyes appearing bloodshot or irritated
  • Discomfort akin to a burning or stinging sensation
  • Vision fluctuations, particularly noticeable during reading or screen usage
  • Heightened sensitivity to light (photophobia)
  • Excessive tearing.

    Several factors contribute to the development of dry eyes, including:

    • Environmental conditions: Some conditions, like low humidity and exposure to wind or air conditioning, can contribute to dry eye syndrome by accelerating tear evaporation, leading to discomfort and irritation.
    • Blepharitis: A condition marked by eyelid inflammation, impacting tear composition and production.
    • Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD): When these glands fail to function properly, it leads to a condition called evaporative dry eye.
    • Age: Tear production’s natural decline with age renders older individuals more susceptible.
    • Medical Conditions: A spectrum from autoimmune diseases to diabetes can contribute to the onset of dry eye.
    • Medications: Certain medications may inadvertently reduce tear production as a side effect.
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    Eye Drops: A Diverse Toolkit for Dry Eye Relief


    A variety of eye drops are available to cater to different needs. Artificial tears, available over the counter, lubricate and soothe the eyes, providing temporary relief. These tears, some containing lipids to prevent evaporation, are a valuable option for managing dry eye symptoms. Ointments, offering a thicker lubricant, are ideal for overnight use, especially for those experiencing dryness while sleeping.

    We strongly encourage you to consult with your optometrist before navigating the eye drop aisle alone. Your dry eye optometrist will recommend the most suitable and effective eye drops for your condition.

    Nourishing Relief with De3 By PRN Omega 3


    De3 By PRN Omega 3 is a premium omega-3 formulation meticulously designed to address essential nutrient deficiencies and promote the production of a soothing, healthy tear film. By enhancing tear film quality and contributing to overall eye comfort, this innovative supplement ensures healthy tears, which is crucial in maintaining optimal eye surface health. With its unique capacity to produce optimal levels of omega-3s in just 90 days, De3 stands as a cornerstone in managing dry eye symptoms effectively and promoting long-term eye wellness.

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    I-MED Drops: Premium Relief for Dry Eye Symptoms


    I-MED Pharma's I-DROP® viscoadaptive eye drops stand as a premium choice for quick and effective relief from dry eye symptoms. Combining essential biopolymers, the I-DROP® line ensures lasting comfort and addresses the discomfort associated with dry eyes. Call Prairie Eye Care to learn more about the benefits of these advanced eye drops to alleviate dryness and enhance ocular comfort.

    Tailored Dry Eye Care in Edmonton


    Dry eye relief is a personalized journey at Prairie Eye Care, where we understand that each case is unique. Our experienced eye doctors are committed to identifying the root cause of your dry eye and creating a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses both your symptoms and underlying factors.

    Through careful assessment, we tailor solutions to ensure effective and long-lasting relief, allowing you to regain the joy of clear and comfortable vision. Trust us with your eye health, and let us guide you towards a life free from the discomfort of dry eyes.

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    Call Prairie Eye Care to book your eye exam today!