Dry Eye Care

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Did you know that dry eye is a common syndrome, found in approximately 30% of Canadian adults?

  • Itchy eyes
  • Sore eyes
  • Tearing
  • Redness
  • Burning sensation
  • Eye fatigue
  • Gritty feeling
  • Contact lens discomfort


Not only does dry eye syndrome create discomfort but, if left untreated, it can cause much more serious ocular issues such as vision loss or eye infections.

If you have prolonged symptoms of dry eyes, including tired or painful eyes, book an appointment with a Sunridge optometrist today. We can take steps to determine what’s affecting your vision and provide effective treatment options, depending on your specific needs.

Dry Eye Diagnosis

We use several tests and procedures to determine the cause of your dry eye so that we are able to provide the most effective solutions. These include:

  • A comprehensive eye exam - This includes a complete medical and health history.
  • Measuring the volume of your tears - Blotting strips of paper are used to measure your tear production.
  • Determining the quality of your tears - We use eyedrops containing special dyes to look for staining patterns on your cornea and measure how long it takes for your tears to evaporate.

Dry Eye Treatment

We provide the most comprehensive and personalized dry eye treatment solutions in Calgary. These include:

  • Artificial tears
  • Prescription eye-drops (such as Restasis)
  • Steroid eye-drops
  • Punctal plugs
  • Warm compresses

At Sunridge Eye Clinic, we understand just how greatly dry eye syndrome can impact your eye-health and the quality of your everyday life. Our eye specialists take the time to accurately assess the severity of dryness and prescribe the most appropriate treatment options.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, schedule your appointment for an assessment today. Alternatively, contact us at 403.280.7518

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