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Dry Eye Therapy in London, ON

What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye is an increasingly common condition that can affect patients of all ages, genders, and backgrounds.

Beyond discomfort and irritation, dry eye can lead to corneal damage without treatment. We can help. At Forest City Optometry, we can get to the root cause of your symptoms and create a tailored treatment for your eyes.

Find long-lasting relief from dry eye by booking your evaluation with us today!

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Dry Eye Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms of dry eye can include:

  • Redness
  • Eye fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Difficulty driving at night
  • Trouble wearing contacts
  • Scratching/burning sensation

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What Causes Dry Eye?

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

The eyes rely on a balanced tear film to stay hydrated and lubricated. Any internal or external factor that causes an imbalance to that tear film can result in dry eye symptoms.


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 layers: the water layer, the oil layer, and the mucus layer.

Meibum (the oil layer) 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.

Services We Offer

We aim to treat you and your family’s eye care needs, whatever they may be. From dry eye therapy, myopia management, emergency eye care, and more, we are equipped to help you.

Visit Us

Find us just north of Huron on Adelaide, between Huron & Kipps lane. Find an appointment that fits your schedule using our online booking system.

Our Address

  • #205, 1135 Adelaide St N
  • London, ON N5Y 5K7

Contact Us

Clinic Hours

9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm

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

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