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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 have any of the symptoms mentioned earlier so we ensure that your eyes are getting the moisture they need so that you can go about your day in comfort.

Dry eye can be caused by both physiological and environmental factors. These include:

  • Certain medical conditions, including Diabetes, thyroid disorders and autoimmune disorders
  • Eyelid disease
  • Certain medications, including antidepressants, allergy pills, birth control pills
  • Frequent computer use
  • Dry climate/environment
  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Grittiness
  • Redness
  • Scratchy sensation
  • Itching
  • Blurred vision
  • Soreness
  • Tired eyes
  • Tearing/watering eyes
  • Aching sensation
  • Heavy eyelids
  • Contact lens intolerance
  • Light sensitivity

At Vivid Eye Care, we are experienced in providing instant relief and long-term solutions for our patients who suffer from dry eye. If you suffer from regular dry eye symptoms, please contact us. We want to ensure your eyes are healthy and comfortable.

Request your appointment today.

An initial evaluation will be conducted during your comprehensive eye examination. A more in-depth assessment will be scheduled afterwards, which will 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.

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.


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

Contact Us:

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


Mon 8am - 8pm
Tues 11am - 7pm
Wed - Thur 10am - 6pm
Fri 8am - 4pm
Sat 9am - 2pm
Sun Closed

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