Alcon pharmaceuticals has introduced a new member to their world leading Systane Ultra eye drop family. Systane Hydration is a new formulation approved for the relief of dry, burning, irritated eyes and the repair of damaged corneal epithelial cells on the eyes surface.Read More
Whether you travel a little or a lot, it’s hard to deny the convenience and cleanliness of using 1-day disposable contact lenses. They’re easy to pack, handle and offer you a fresh sterile contact lens every day. You also don’t have to worry about packing large bottles of contact lens solution that don’t meet security screening standards.Read More
Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common visual concerns that eye doctors see on a daily basis. It is often confused for ocular allergies or other eye health conditions, leading to inappropriate or ineffective treatment options. As such, it is important to know the signs of symptoms of dry eye syndrome and what can cause it or makes it worse.
Typical signs & symptoms may include:
- Scratchy/Gritty Sensation
- Itchy Eyes
- Sharp pain
- Blurred vision or fluctuating vision
- Excess tearing
Common causes may include:
- Environment factors
- Reduced blinking
- Contact lens wear
- Eyelid conditions (meibomianitis & blepharitis)
- LASIK and other refractive surgeries
- Medications (antihistamines, acne medications, water pills, etc.)
- Hormonal changes, including menopause
- Medical conditions (diabetes, arthritis, thyroid problems, Sjogren’s, etc.)
If you think that you may have dry eye syndrome, talk to one of our Kingsway Optometry eye doctors about possible treatment options during your next eye test.
Cold temperatures are not only tough on your car, but they can also be tough on your eyes. Cold weather increases dry eye symptoms for many patients, and can increase contact lens intolerance. Freezing temperatures and heaters dry out the air around us, causing your contact lenses and your eyes to loose their moisture quicker.
Try to reduce your contact lens usage during very cold periods and ensure that you remove your contact lenses when you get home at night. You can also consider using a quality lubricating eye drop that is approved for contact lenses or one that was recommended by your eye doctor.