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Dry Eye Treatment

Do you wake up with dry or red eyes?
Are your eyes burning, itchy, or gritty?

You might have dry eye syndrome.

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What Is Dry Eye Syndrome? (DES)

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Dry eye syndrome (DES) occurs when tear production and drainage are not in balance. People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears or their tears are of poor quality. The result? Unpleasant symptoms, including itching, burning, redness, watery eyes, excessive tearing—and even eye pain.

Dry eyes can also increase your risk for more serious eye problems like corneal ulcers.

our optometrists can diagnose the cause of your dry eyes and provide long lasting soothing relief.

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How to Know If You Have Dry Eye Syndrome

Do any of these symptoms seem familiar?

Gritty, itchy, or stinging eyes
Gritty, itchy, or stinging eyes
Excessive tearing and discharge
Excessive tearing and discharge
Eyes that feel tired or dry
Eyes that feel tired or dry
Increased light sensitivity
Increased light sensitivity
Regularly using eye drops
Regularly using eye drops
Discomfort in the eyes that worsens as the day progresses
Discomfort that worsens as the day goes on

Dry Eye Treatments We Offer

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Scleral Lenses for Dry Eye Syndrome

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Dry Eye? These Treatments and Medications Can Provide Relief

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Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)

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iLUX® Dry Eye Treatment

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Dry Eye Reviews

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The dry eyes treatment at Total Focus has changed my life. I used to have constant discomfort and pain in my eyes and Dr. Torbeih suggested I try the dry eye treatment. I agreed and after the first session I found immediate relief and comfort. I did two more sessions and my eyes have never felt better. I plan to also do the laser treatment very soon. Dr. Torbeih truly cares and wants the best for all his patients. I highly recommend!!!! Majeda, Google review - January, 2022

How Do I Prevent Dry Eye Symptoms?

Suffering from dry eye disease not only diminishes your quality of life but also makes daily activities such as reading, doing sports, or driving, a real struggle. Get to the root of your dry eyes by contacting us for a full diagnosis and a treatment plan that’s right for you. In the meanwhile, here are a few things you can do to help temporarily relieve dry eye symptoms.

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Eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids. This helps produce oils in your tears and slow evaporation.

The 20-20-20 Rule

Extensive screen time can result in dryness and eye irritation. Take a 20-second break from your digital device or computer every 20 minutes and look at something 20 feet away.

And make sure to blink more often, especially when you’re using a screen for a long stretch.

Position Fans Far Away

Position air vents, fans and heaters so that they don’t blow directly into your eyes and dry them out.

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Which dry eye treatment is right for you?

Dry eyes don’t always have an identical cause, which means that dry eye patients will not always receive the same treatment. We are equipped with some of the best dry eye treatment technology, including TempSure Envi, BlephEx, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy. and iLUX Premier.

We want to effectively and comfortably treat your dry eyes, no matter the cause.


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Want Relief From Dry Eye?

First Step:

Request an appointment online or give us a call. We offer convenient hours so that you can choose a time that works well with your schedule.

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Second Step:
Come In For Your Dry Eye Exam

Our dry eye treatment team is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye syndrome. our optometrists will assess the cause of your dry eyes, and find the perfect solution to address your specific needs.

Third Step:
Enjoy Comfortable Vision

From eye drops to in-office treatments, our optometrists have what it takes to make sure your eyes feel great. Pop on in and feel the difference for yourself!

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Dry Eye Causes

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Blocked Oil Glands

Tears evaporate too quickly without an oil layer.

Excessive tearing and discharge
Gender

Women have dry eye syndrome more often.

Eyes that feel tired or dry
Age

Those over 50 are at increased risk.

Increased light sensitivity
Environment

Windy, dry environments can cause symptoms.

Regularly using eye drops
Medication

Medications, like antidepressants, can also cause dry eyes.

Discomfort in the eyes that worsens as the day progresses
Auto-Immune Disorders

Some diseases may dry out your eyes.

Our Dry Eye Treatment Team

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Dr. Jay Torbeih O.D

A native of Edmonton, Dr. Torbeih attended the University of Alberta and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 2000. He then received his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2004. Upon graduating, Dr Torbeih returned to Edmonton, working in several different clinical settings before opening Northgate...

Have More Questions About Dry Eyes? | FAQ

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Is there a cure for dry eye syndrome?

Unfortunately, there is no permanent cure for dry eye syndrome. However, there are a number of effective ways to prevent or treat symptoms. Make an appointment today with our trusted optometrists in Glengarry, Edmonton for evaluation and personalized treatment options.

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What is the main cause of dry eye syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome commonly occurs because your eyes are not producing enough tears, or the tears being produced don’t contain the proper components to keep the eyes hydrated. An eye doctor can perform tests to determine what is causing your dry eyes, and how to treat the symptoms.

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Can dry eye syndrome cause blindness?

Yes. In extreme circumstances, dry eyes can result in scratches on the eye that leave scars on the cornea. This scarring can make it difficult for the eye to focus incoming light, obscuring vision. This may eventually result in permanent vision damage or blindness if not treated properly.

Don’t wait for dry eye syndrome to worsen. Take action today by booking your appointment with Total Focus Northgate and Dry Eye Clinic in Glengarry, Edmonton.