Dry Eye Therapy
in Millwoods

DON’T LEAVE YOUR EYES OUT TO DRY:

Do your eyes seem unusually dry? Do you find yourself constantly blinking or rubbing them in an effort to produce moisture? Unfortunately, you’re not alone.

A recent study reveals that 90% of Albertans suffer from Dry eyes, many of whom don’t even know that’s the cause of their itchy eye woes. The study found that 57% of people with dry eyes aren’t doing anything to treat or manage their symptoms, which can dangerously lead to tissue damage and impaired vision.

These are startling numbers. Don’t wait; book your next eye exam today.

WHAT IS DRY EYE?

The eyes require moisture at all times to function optimally. They stay lubricated by producing tear film – a moisture layer made up of water, oils, and mucus. When this tear film is compromised – by either lack of tear production, imbalanced layers of moisture, or lack of one of these elements – the result is dry, itchy, uncomfortable eyes.

WHAT CAUSES DRY EYE?

In addition to an abnormality in how the eye produces tear film, other causes of dry eye include increased tear evaporation and decreased tear production can be caused by:

  • Age
  • Certain autoimmune diseases such as diabetes
  • Certain medications
  • Dry or smoky conditions
  • Menopause or other hormonal shifts
  • Allergies
  • Ill-fitted contact lenses
  • Laser eye surgery

DRY EYE TREATMENTS AT INFINITE EYECARE

At Infinite Eyecare, we’ll begin by conducting a thorough examination to get to the root cause of your dry eyes. We’ll then discuss a treatment or management plan with you which, may include the following:

One of the most common causes of dry eye is meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). MGD occurs when there are blockages in the meibomian glands which prevent them from delivering oil called meibum to the tears. 

LipiFlow delivers heat through thermal pulsation to free blockages and treat dry eye. The mixed treatment of heat and pulsation alongside vectored targeting ensure effective, even treatment.

LipiScan allows us to take high-definition images of your eyelid to diagnose the exact cause of your dry eye. Often used to diagnose evaporative dry eye due to meibomian gland dysfunction, LipiScan helps us analyze your eyelid health and develop a treatment plan.

Medicated eye drops can relieve dryness, inflammation, and allergy symptoms. Prescribed by an optometrist, these eye drops can help provide relief from your symptoms.

Artificial tears are eye drops that mimic your own tears. You can purchase them without a prescription, but before using them, you should discuss your symptoms with your optometrist.

Sometimes tears drain through the eye ducts too quickly to retain moisture on the eye, leading to premature or increased evaporation. In this case, punctal plugs (small implants placed into ducts on the upper and lower lids) may be recommended. The plugs are easily removable if you suddenly have an excess of tears.

If you wear contact lenses, we’ll carefully examine your eyes to assess if both the brand and the fit of your contact lenses are the right option for you. There are several types of contact lenses available, switching your brand to a more water-soluble or daily disposable option may correct your dry eye symptoms.

According to a new study, a combination of omega-3s and antioxidants may reduce dry eye symptoms for some patients. The introduction of more water and foods with large concentrations of omega-3, such as fish, almonds, and leafy green vegetables, as well as quitting adverse lifestyle factors such as smoking, can also help.

OUR Services...

Comprehensive Eye Exams

At Infinite Eye Care, we pride ourselves on conducting comprehensive eye exams to consider all aspects of your vision and eye health.

Glaucoma
Management

At Infinite Eyecare, it’s important to us that all eyes remain happy and healthy. That’s why our comprehensive eye exams is the best for

Diabetics Eye
Exams

All eyes require comprehensive care, but diabetic eyes require special attention. Since diabetic eyes are more susceptible, we required to be more careful.

Contact Lens Exams Fitting​

There are several reasons to opt for contact lenses as an alternative to glasses – including comfort, convenience, and lifestyle.

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What Our Patients Say

Excellent
Based on 127 reviews
Akriti Bhardwaj
Akriti Bhardwaj
2023-09-01
Kudos to Dr.Jassar and all the staff members! The best place to get eye exam 🙂
Manbir chahal
Manbir chahal
2023-08-19
Best treatment provider by Dr. Jassar, Very satisfying.
Marlene Alexander-Huxter
Marlene Alexander-Huxter
2023-08-13
I can’t say enough good about Dr.Jassar and staff . Anything they can do to help you , they are right there . I wish to thank them for another wonderful visit , at which time things were explained extremely well !
Jen Boland
Jen Boland
2023-08-12
My four-year-old got in to see the optometrist with a referral the same day, answered all my questions and were very gentle, patient and kind with her.
Baldev Ghoman
Baldev Ghoman
2023-08-05
Everyone of the staff were very friendly and helpful also very informative to all of my questions about my eye checkup.
Victoire Yanse
Victoire Yanse
2023-07-27
They give an amazing service!!! I’ve been at the infinity eye care three times and cannot complain. They’re taking their time to satisfy patients and show so much support towards them. They’re friendly which making customers feel comfortable. Also the music there is insane; it makes you not wanting to leave:) If you want my honest opinion, I would say don’t hesitate!!! You won’t regret❤️

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