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Dry Eye Therapy

What Is Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a condition caused by a lack of sufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Dryness occurs when your eyes either do not produce enough tears or produce tears of poor quality.

Tears provide lubrication, reduce the risk of eye infection, wash away foreign matter in the eye, and keep the surface of the eyes smooth and clear. They are necessary for maintaining eye health and providing clear vision. Consequences of dry eyes range from subtle eye irritation to significant inflammation and even scarring of the front surface of the eye.

We Treat Dry Eye – Visit Us in Cranston!


At Vivid Eye Care, we are experienced in providing instant relief and long term solutions for our patients who suffer with dry eye. Please contact us if you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned below, we can ensure that your eyes are getting the moisture they need so that you can go about your day in comfort.

Dry eye is a multifactorial diesease that can be caused by both physiological and environmental factors. These include:

  • Certain medical conditions
  • Certain medications
  • Contact lenses
  • Refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK)
  • Eyelid disease
  • Frequent computer use
  • Dry climate/environment
  • Burning / Stinging
  • Grittiness / Irritation
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Blurred vision
  • Sore / Tired eyes
  • Tearing / watering
  • Contact lens intolerance
  • Light sensitivity

A Dry Eye Assessment can be scheduled today by you or may be recommended by your doctor after your comprehensive eye examination. After an initial evaluation, a more in-depth assessment will be scheduled afterwards and include the following:

  • Dry Eye questionnaire
  • Tear assessment and measurements
  • Digital imaging of ocular surface and eyelids
  • Eyelid gland expression

Management and Treatment


Artificial tears are over-the-counter eyedrops designed to reduce dry eye symptoms by maintaining lubrication throughout the day.

Punctal Plugs are tiny devices inserted into the eyelids’ drainage ducts to increase tear volume on the surface of the eye. By preventing the tears from draining, the plugs help keep the eyes healthy and lubricated. They are not noticeable once inserted, and most people do not experience any discomfort.

RESTASIS® and XIIDRA® are prescription preservative-free eyedrops used to treat inflammation associated with dry eye. RESTASIS® helps increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by inflammation. XIIDRA® helps treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease by reducing inflammation.

Practicing habits such as taking frequent breaks from using the computer, or making lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking may be recommended to reduce dry eye symptoms.

Our Location


We are happily accepting patients from the Seton and Cranston communities.

Our office is part of the Cranston Market Clinic and is just two minutes off of Deerfoot Trail. Vivid Eye Care is in the same plaza as the Sobey’s and Scotiabank.

Address:

356 Cranston Road SE #1020
Calgary, AB T3M 0S9

Contact Us:

Phone +1 (403) 724-0101
Email [email protected]
Fax +1 (403) 724-0107

Hours:

Mon 8am - 8pm
Tues 11am - 7pm
Wed - Thur 10am - 6pm
Fri 8am - 4pm
Sat 9am - 2pm
Sun Closed
Please note that we are closed on Oct 6 through 8
(Thanksgiving Weekend)

Our Services


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