Find Relief from Dry Eye with Sage Eyecare
Dry eye can significantly impact your daily life, causing discomfort, blurry vision, and irritation. At Sage Eyecare, we understand the challenges of living with dry eye and offer dry eye treatments to help alleviate your symptoms.
Our experienced team will work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs that can help provide long-lasting relief.
Common Dry Eye Symptoms
Dry eye can manifest through various symptoms, including:
- Persistent dryness or grittiness
- Redness and irritation
- Excessive tearing
- Blurry or fluctuating vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Eye fatigue or discomfort, especially after prolonged screen use or reading
What Causes Dry Eye?
Several factors can contribute to the development of dry eyes. These include age, environmental conditions (such as dry or windy climates), hormonal changes, certain medications, and underlying health conditions.
One common cause is meibomian gland dysfunction, which can occur when the oil glands in your eyelids don’t produce enough natural oil, leading to evaporative dry eye.
Identifying the root cause of dry eye disease is essential for effective treatment and management of dry eye symptoms.
Personalized Treatment for Lasting Relief
We are prepared to create a personalized dry eye treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Depending on the severity of your dry eye symptoms, we may recommend a combination of approaches. These can range from in-office treatments to at-home care.
Our aim is to provide you with personalized ways to manage dry eye.
Forma by InMode is a noninvasive, radiofrequency treatment that stimulates collagen, controlling inflammation and promoting healing. The precision-controlled energy targets the meibomian glands in the eyelids, reducing inflammation and enhancing oil production to improve tear film stability.
Lumecca IPL has been trusted for over 25 years and is FDA-approved to treat rosacea and remove superficial skin lesions such as age spots, vascular lesions, freckles, and sun damage. The broad-spectrum light emitted by IPL is absorbed by melanin in skin and hemoglobin in blood vessels, reducing inflammation and removing pigment.
Meet the MYAH from TopCon Healthcare, an innovative instrument designed to diagnose and manage dry eye disease. This comprehensive device provides a suite of analysis tools for an in-depth evaluation of your eyes’ health. It offers noninvasive tear break-up time (NIBUT) testing, meibomian gland imaging with area of loss analysis, and blink analysis—all crucial factors in assessing dry eye conditions.
Medicated eye drops specifically formulated for dry eye can help provide relief by reducing inflammation, lubricating the eyes, and promoting tear production. These drops may contain ingredients like anti-inflammatory agents, lubricants, or immunomodulators to address the underlying causes of dry eye and help alleviate symptoms.
Artificial tears are lubricating eye drops available without a prescription. They can provide temporary relief by supplementing natural tears and moisturizing the eyes. Artificial tears can help alleviate dryness, soothe irritation, and improve overall comfort. They come in different formulations, including preservative-free options for those with sensitive eyes.
Before taking any over-the-counter medication, it’s important to speak with your eye doctor about what they recommend based on your individual eye health.
Warm compresses applied to the eyelids can help improve the flow of oils from meibomian glands. By applying gentle heat, warm compresses can help soften the oils and facilitate their release to promote a healthy tear film and help reduce dryness.
Lifestyle modifications can contribute to managing dry eye symptoms. These may include:
- Blinking regularly, especially during prolonged periods of screen use, to prevent excessive evaporation of tears.
- Maintaining good indoor humidity levels to prevent the air from becoming too dry.
- Using proper eye protection, such as goggles, in windy or dusty environments.
- Taking breaks during visually demanding tasks to give your eyes a rest.
- Staying hydrated by drinking enough water throughout the day.
- Incorporating omega-3 fatty acids into your diet, as they have been associated with improved eye health and tear production.
These lifestyle modifications can help support overall eye health and reduce dry eye symptoms. It’s important to work in concert with your optometrist to determine the best treatment options for your specific condition.
InMode Forma Radiofrequency
Forma by InMode is a noninvasive radiofrequency treatment that can control inflammation and promote healing by stimulating collagen production in the body. Forma uses precision-controlled energy to target the meibomian glands in the eyelids, helping enhance oil production to improve tear film stability.
Initially designed for skin rejuvenation, this technology is certified by Health Canada to address dry eye disease caused by meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Patients typically undergo 3–6 sessions to achieve the desired results, following an evaluation by their optometrist.
Discover Lasting Relief from Dry Eye
Take the first step towards finding relief from dry eyes by scheduling a consultation at Sage Eyecare to receive personalized dry eye therapy. Our team will create a customized treatment plan designed to help alleviate your symptoms and work towards improving your eye health.
Don’t let dry eyes hinder your daily life any longer. Book your appointment with us today.
Sage Eyecare is located in Mississauga just off the Queensway with easy access from Etobicoke. Plenty of parking is available in the lot outside of our building.
- Unit 104, 755 Queensway East
- Etobicoke/Mississauga, ON L4Y 4C5
Hours Of Operation
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed on all holidays