Dry Eye Therapy in Mississauga

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Untreated Dry Eyes Can Cause Corneal Damage

Dry eyes can lead to more than just discomfort. If left untreated, they can cause corneal damage. To help ensure you get the support you need, Arc Eye Care has an ocular surface health clinic with a focus on dry eye therapy. 

At Arc Eye Care, we’ll get to the root cause of your dry eyes. We can go beyond just treating symptoms and address the problem directly using a tailored treatment plan. 

Find out if your symptoms could be related to dry eye disease. Take our dry eye quiz today.

For more information about dry eyes, treatment options, and our ocular surface health clinic, please speak to your optometrist during your next appointment.

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Understanding Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye can occur when something goes wrong with your tear production or the glands that create your tears become inflamed. Your tears play a central role in keeping your eyes comfortable.

Some common symptoms of dry eye disease can include:

  • Stinging sensations
  • Burning sensations
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Watery eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Stringy discharge
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses

We can thoroughly examine your eyes to find a treatment option that addresses your specific dry eye symptoms.

Who Can Get Dry Eyes?

Dry eye disease can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or race. However, certain factors can increase your risk of developing this condition, including:

  • Spending a lot of time using digital screens
  • Wearing contact lenses without proper care
  • Using eye makeup daily

Environmental factors can also play a role in the development of dry eye disease. If you’re living in a dry or windy place, you may be more likely to experience dryness and eye irritation due to environmental conditions.

How Dry Eye Treatment Helps

Our team can help alleviate discomfort and improve your eye health with dry eye therapy. Many of our treatments are meant to help reduce your discomfort and maintain your eye health by restoring or maintaining the normal amount of tears in your eyes.

It’s important to remember that each person’s case is unique, so it may take some trial and error to find the treatment that works best for you. We recommend regular checkups with our team to monitor your progress and help you find an effective solution.

Dry Eye Therapy at Arc Eye Care

At Arc Eye Care, we want to help you find relief from your dry eye symptoms. Our team works to stay up-to-date with new and evolving dry eye treatment methods and technology. Our modern approach is backed by our experience and dedication to your eye health.

With treatment options like radiofrequency and intense pulsed light therapy, we are in your corner against dry eye.

RF treatments like Tempsure Envi can offer dry eye relief with additional cosmetic benefits!

During treatment, we beam radiofrequency into the skin around your eyes. The energy creates a soothing heat that penetrates through the skin, heating your meibomian glands. This helps eliminate blockages and soften meibum so it flows more easily. The treatment lasts around 10 minutes per eye.

The heat also stimulates collagen production in the skin, helping tighten excess skin in the eyelids to give you a brighter, more youthful look.

We also offer meibomian gland expression as an in-office treatment for dry eyes caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. This treatment uses RF technology that helps us warm meibum to soften it and allows us to gently remove the blockage.

Cynosure’s Icon™ IPL system is an industry-leading technology that uses intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) to provide a host of beautiful benefits, like improving the look of scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, and pigmentation. Even more impressively, it can also gently and effectively treat dry eye symptoms.

IPL works by using different wavelengths of pulsating light to target specific areas of your skin. It can penetrate deeper than traditional laser therapy into the second layer of your skin, where it’s absorbed by the pigment cells and is converted into heat. This heat helps soften oils in your meibomian glands and loosen blockages.

During treatment, you may experience a bright flash of light and sensation on your skin that feels like a slight snap from an elastic band. You may also experience redness and a slight warming following treatment, which usually subsides within an hour.

ZEST (Zocular Eyelid System Treatment) is a gel treatment that contains refined okra extract. It can effectively lift and clear oil, debris, and residue along the eyelid margin. 

ZEST helps address dry eye caused by blepharitis, a condition that causes crusty, irritated, and inflamed eyelids, often associated with meibomian gland dysfunction. By using ZEST, we can gently exfoliate, clean, and soothe your lid margins, reducing inflammation and providing long-lasting relief from dry eyes.

Eye Safe Makeup

  • Your makeup shouldn’t compromise your eye health. Fortunately, we carry Èyes Are The Story mascara and eyeliner, an innovative line of optocosmetics that can be safe for even the most sensitive eyes.

    These eye-friendly cosmetics contain formulas built on peer-reviewed scientific research and are rigorously tested before being released. 

    Èyes Are The Story embraces safe beauty ingredients, refusing to use the toxic ingredients common in mainstream cosmetics—so your eyes can remain happy and healthy while looking stunning.

    Èyes Are The Story’s mascara and eyeliners are safe for:

Dry Eye Irritants & Makeup Ingredients to Avoid

When taking care of your eyes, it’s important to be mindful of potential dry eye irritants like dust, smoke, and dry air, but you should also be aware of makeup ingredients that could cause dryness or discomfort. 

Here are some common dry eye irritants and makeup ingredients to avoid when choosing eye-safe makeup:

  • Old mascara that crumbles when it dries
  • Makeup removers with oils or parabens
  • Products that contain fragrances

Don’t ignore dry eyes. Speak to your optometrist during your next appointment to determine which dry eye treatment is right for you.

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Our Location

How to find us?

We are conveniently located on the corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Erin Mills Parkway, on the ground floor of the Arc condominium building, across the street from the Credit Valley Hospital. Parking is available at the base of the building. Please contact our office for more information.

To serve you better, we are open late on Mondays – Fridays until 7:00 pm. We also offer Saturday appointments.

We direct bill to most insurance companies, contact us to find out more.

Our Address

2520 Eglinton Ave West
Mississauga, ON L5M 0Y4

Contact Information

Phone: 289-802-4523
[email protected]

Hours of Operations

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9 AM7 PM
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9 AM7 PM
9 AM3 PM
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