Dry Eye Treatments in Okotoks

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If you’re struggling with dry eyes, we can find the solutions you need to achieve the comfort you crave.

Okotoks Eyecare is proud to use a range of cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment technology to help serve your needs, and all you have to do is book an appointment!

Breaking Down Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are a common condition many people face around the globe. There are several causes of dry eyes, but nearly all can be broken down into 2 separate categories: insufficient tear volume and poor tear quality.

  • Insufficient tear volume refers to the lack of tears being produced from your meibomian and lacrimal glands.
  • Poor tear quality refers to a lack of certain ingredients used in your tear film. These ingredients are meibum, water, and mucin.

Please take a look at our Dry Eye Diagnostics page for more information on dry eyes’ causes and symptoms.

Treatment Solutions

At-Home Dry Eye Therapy

While artificial tears can provide you with temporary relief from dry eyes by lubricating your eyes, Restasis and other medicated topical treatments address the root cause of the problem by reducing inflammation and stimulating natural tear production.

ILux is an in-office treatment used for meibomian gland expression. The small, handheld device gently warms your eyelids and carefully monitors their temperature to avoid applying too much heat. 

Once the meibum has been sufficiently heated, the device gently compresses your eyelid to remove the built-up clogged meibum from your meibomian glands.

IPL therapy is a simple solution to help handle symptoms of blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction. We use an Icon IPL device to heat your eyelid and melt blockages in your meibomian glands during a session.

TempSure Envi is one of our newest technological additions to our library of dry eye treatments. This device uses state-of-the-art radiofrequency lasers to melt blockages in your meibomian glands and stimulate the flow of healthy meibum to your tear film.

Meibum is produced by the meibomian glands, which are located in our eyelids. If our meibomian glands become clogged, they cannot provide our eyes with sufficient meibum, causing dry eyes. 

Meibomian gland expression is a painless in-office treatment that combines soothing heat and eyelid massage to soften the thick meibum that obstructs your glands so that it can be gently removed, allowing your glands to function normally again.

Punctal plugs are tiny, biocompatible inserts that are placed in your tear ducts. This ensures that your tears do not drain away too quickly, thereby increasing your tear volume. Punctal plugs can provide relief from some forms of dry eyes.

In some cases, dry eyes can be caused by blepharitis, an infection and irritation of the eyelid margins that can cause a crusty buildup of debris and bacteria along your lid line. 

Blephex is an in-office treatment involving a small, handheld cleaning tool that allows your optometrist to exfoliate along the edge of your eyelids and eyelashes, removing the debris and bacteria, relieving your blepharitis symptoms.

Relief Is Only an Appointment Away

Okotoks Eyecare is proud to be your source for dry eye relief. Please, book an appointment and find the help you deserve.

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Our Location

You can find us in the Cornerstone Shopping Complex across the parking lot from Mark’s and right beside Cornerstone Dental.

Please reach out to us! We look forward to hearing from you.


201 Southridge Dr Suite 303
Okotoks, AB T1S 2E1

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