Symptoms of Dry Eye
Dry eye is a chronic condition of the ocular surgace where the tear film is unstable and abnormal. Dry eye is a disease that can occur when you don’t produce enough tears or when the tears that you do produce are of poor quality.
Patients with dry eye may experience certain symptoms from this condition, usually affecting both eyes, which may include:
- Blurry or fluctuating vision, especially in the morning or near the end of the day
- Itching, burning, or stinging and irritation
- Sensitivity to light
- Eye redness
- Excessive tearing
- Ocular fatigue
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, please contact a NTEC team member or your eye care specialist to book you a personalized no obligation screening.
In order to determine the type of dry eye that you have, your severity of dryness, and to build a customized treatment plan, we need to perform specialized diagnostic testing. Please be advised that this testing is not covered underOHIP, and the fee is up to $160. The diagnostic testing and the discussion with our specialist can take time, please expect to be at your appointment for 2 to 3 hours.
Dry eye can damage the eye’s tissues leaving tiny abrasions on the surface of your eyes, impairing vision. Fortunately, many treatment options are available to help relieve the symptoms of dry eyes, restoring health back to the eyes ensuring clear vision and long-term health.
Complications of Dry Eye
Left untreated, dry eye can lead to the following complications:
- Ulcers or scars on the cornea
- Loss of vision