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Dry Eye Therapy in Winnipeg

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Reclaim Comfort for Your Eyes

Dry eye is a condition that causes gritty, dry, uncomfortable eyes that can make performing daily activities difficult. When the eyes don’t produce enough good quality tears, the tears can evaporate too quickly and leave the eyes feeling dry.

The tear film is made up of 3 layers to keep the eyes lubricated and moist. If one of the layers is missing or is insufficient to keep the layers in balance, the tears will not be able to keep the eyes comfortable.

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What Causes Dry Eye?

If your eyes aren’t able to produce an adequate amount of tears to keep the eyes lubricated, they will begin to feel dry. Decreased tear production is commonly caused by:

If your tears evaporate too quickly, your eyes will be left feeling dry and gritty. Increased tear evaporation is commonly caused by:

  • Dry, windy climates
  • Blinking less often, which occurs when you’re concentrating

Eyelid problems, like inward or outward turning eyelids (entropion/ectropion)

The tear film is made up of 3 layers, oil, water, and mucus. If these 3 layers are out of balance, tear composition will be weak, and your tears may evaporate too quickly or not spread adequately over the entire eye.

  • Oily Layer: The outermost layer of the tear film is made up of meibum, an oil secreted from the meibomian glands. The oily layer keeps tears from evaporating and helps them spread across the surface of the eye.
  • Watery Layer: The watery layer makes up most of the tear’s substance and helps wash away bacteria and small particles that could irritate the eye.
  • Mucus Layer: The mucus layer keeps the tears adhered to the eyes, helping the eyes stay lubricated and comfortable.

Treating Dry Eye

At View Pointe Vision + Style, we want your eyes to feel comfortable and healthy. If you’re experiencing dry eye symptoms, please give us a call to see how we can help. Symptoms of dry eye include:

  • Stinging, burning, or scratchy eyes
  • Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye redness
  • Discomfort wearing contact lenses
  • Overly watery or sensitive eyes

We offer a few different methods to treat dry eye, mitigate symptoms, and help your eyes feel comfortable again.

Artificial tears are eye drops you can get by prescription or you over-the-counter. Depending on what you need them, we can help point you in the right direction for what brand and type you need.

Artificial tears can help provide you with temporary relief from dry eye symptoms, and you can apply them yourself as needed.

We provide heated eye masks that you can wear to relieve symptoms of dry eye by treating the underlying problem. If your dry eye is due to a blockage in the meibomian glands, heated eye masks can soften and remove the blockage.

We can administer the eye mask in-office, or recommend a brand to purchase for use at home.

Our Location in Winnipeg

Front desk of View Pointe Vision + Style located in Winnipeg.

Our Address

Find us on the corner of Pembina Hwy & Killarney Ave
5 Killarney Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3B1

Contact Information

Phone: 204-560-8439
[email protected]

Hours of Operation

9 AM5 PM
9 AM5 PM
11 AM7 PM
9 AM5 PM
9 AM3 PM

Our Services

Contact lenses are an excellent alternative to glasses that provide crisp, clear vision with increased flexibility. We provide in-depth examinations to ensure that contact lenses are a good option for you.

Contact Lens Exams & Fittings

Dry eyes are a condition caused by a lack of good quality tears. It can be debilitating if left untreated and may lead to permanent damage and vision loss, so it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible.

Dry Eye

Many eye diseases don’t show symptoms in the early stages, so having your eyes examined regularly can minimize the risk of permanent damage and vision loss. Prompt treatment, in most cases, can effectively save your vision.

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

Digital devices are a significant part of our daily lives, from work to entertainment. We can help you adopt habits and techniques to keep you comfortable and healthy in the digital world.

Digital Eye Strain

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