Stay On Top of Your Eye Health
We’ve all probably experienced the irritation of dry eyes at some time or another. But for many, dry eyes are more than just an occasional bout of irritation—it’s a daily struggle. Many Canadians suffer from dry, red, itchy, burning eyes.
There’s no cure for dry eye disease, but there are plenty of relief options available. Not only should you treat this condition for the sake of comfort, but if left unmanaged, dry eye disease can cause serious damage to the eye.
You don’t have to live with the discomfort of dry eye disease. Tutt Street Optometry will work with you to determine the causes of your dry eyes and recommend an appropriate series of treatments, so please book your appointment to see us today.
What Is Dry Eye Disease?
Simply put, dry eye disease is exactly what it sounds like—your eyes are not as moist as they should be.
The full explanation is a little more complicated. For some, dry eyes are the result of their body not making enough tears.
Common symptoms of dry eyes include:
- Burning, stinging, or itching
- Red eyes
- Gritty feeling
- Foreign body sensation
- Stringy discharge
- Overly watery eyes
- Vision that fluctuates throughout the day
- Eye fatigue
Soothing Your Dry Eyes
The symptoms of dry eye can be very overwhelming. However, there is quite a variety of treatment options to bring relief.
Medicated Eye Drops
Punctal or tear duct plugs are very small medical devices used to treat dry eyes. These plugs are inserted into the drainage ducts in your upper and lower eyelids. This way, your tears have a chance to evaporate naturally rather than draining away.
Patients don’t typically experience any discomfort from punctal plugs, and they are easily removed.
Come See Us
Visit Us in Pandosy Village District
We’re located in Kelowna’s Pandosy Village District, across from Raymer Elementary School.
- #3-2918 Tutt St.
- Kelowna, BC V1Y 8Z5
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed