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What is Dry Eye?

You don’t have to suffer from dry eye.

Dry eyes can cause more than just discomfort; if left untreated, they can cause corneal damage. Fortunately, Upper Richmond Optometry is here to help. We will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your dry eye and create a treatment plan designed just for your eyes.

Book your consultation today and find relief from dry eyes sooner.

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Dry Eye Symptoms

Common symptoms of dry eye include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • String discharge
  • Eye redness/fatigue
  • A foreign body sensation
  • Difficulty seeing at night/wearing contacts
Before and after dry eye treatment

Dry Eye Symptoms

Before and after dry eye treatment

Common symptoms of dry eye include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • String discharge
  • Eye redness/fatigue
  • A foreign body sensation
  • Difficulty seeing at night/wearing contacts

Our Dry Eye Assessment

To determine the cause of your dry eyes, and create a tailored treatment or management plan to meet your needs, we offer comprehensive dry eye assessments. Your optometrist will perform a series of tests using cutting-edge equipment to assess your eyes and determine the best course of action.

If your eyes feel dry and irritated, please take our dry eye pre-screening quiz to determine if dry eyes may be the cause.

Book Appointment

Our Dry Eye Assessment

To determine the cause of your dry eyes, and create a tailored treatment or management plan to meet your needs, we offer comprehensive dry eye assessments. Your optometrist will perform a series of tests using cutting-edge equipment to assess your eyes and determine the best course of action.

If your eyes feel dry and irritated, please take our dry eye pre-screening quiz to determine if dry eyes may be the cause.

Book Appointment

Take Our Dry Eye Pre-Screening Quiz

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What Causes Dry Eye?

There are 2 main causes of dry eye: inadequate tear volume and poor tear quality.

Our eyes depend on stable tear film to stay lubricated and hydrated. If there’s a change in balance to one of these layers, it can lead to dry eye disease.

Inadequate Tear Volume

Our bodies produce tears using several different glands located in and around our eyelids. As we age, our eyes aren’t able to produce as many tears as they once did, which can cause dry eyes. Some medical conditions and medications can also impact tear production.

Environmental factors can also cause dry eyes. Even if we can produce enough tears, dry air or windy weather can cause our tears to evaporate too quickly.

Poor Tear Quality

Tears are made up of 3 main ingredients: meibum (a type of oil), water, and mucin.

Meibum is the outer tear layer, forming a thin protective barrier and preventing our tears from evaporating too quickly. Mucin helps our tears spread evenly across the surface of our eyes, protecting our corneas. If our tears evaporate too quickly, or our tears are not uniformly distributed, it can result in dry eyes.

Visit Our Office

We’re proud to serve our community of North London and Arva. We are conveniently located on Richmond Street, directly across from the Arva Flour Mill. We are just north of the Richmond Street and Medway Road intersection, on the left-hand side, next to Arva Appliances.

Our Address

  • 14361 Medway Road (lower level)
  • Arva, ON N0M 1C0

Contact Information

Hours Of Operations

Monday
9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday
7 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM - 7 PM
Thursday
7 AM - 7 PM
Friday
9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday
9 AM - 2 PM
Sunday
Closed

We are closed for all statutory holidays, and long weekends.
Hours are subject to change without notice.

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