Understanding Your Dry Eye Situation
While dry eyes may seem like a normal part of life, you shouldn’t ignore consistent discomfort. Our team is always excited to help patients relieve their symptoms, but first, we must identify the source of your dry eyes. We can take a detailed look at your eyes to diagnose the cause of your symptoms and get to the root of why you’re experiencing dry eyes.
We understand how irritating dry eyes can be, and we’re here to help. Visit InVision Eye Care, and we can help determine the cause of your dry eye symptoms.
What Is Dry Eye?
Dry eye is a condition where your tears cannot effectively lubricate your eyes. This problem typically occurs due to your body not producing enough tears or having poor quality tears, leading to faster evaporation. Your eyes become dry when complications arise in your tear film.
Your tear film has 3 layers that work together, mucus, water, and oil. The mucus layer of the tear film keeps your tears on the eye’s surface, the water layer keeps the eye hydrated and protected, and the oily layer helps prevent tears from evaporating too quickly.
Dry eyes can lead to several uncomfortable symptoms, including:
- A stinging, burning, scratching sensation
- Blurry vision
- Eye fatigue
- Eye redness
- Foreign object sensation
- Light sensitivity
- Stringy mucus in or around the eyes
- Watery eyes
How We Diagnose Dry Eye
Diagnosing dry eye involves taking a comprehensive look at your eyes during an eye exam. We learn about your medical history and symptoms before completing several diagnostic tests.
Our team can measure your tear volume, evaluate the quality of your tears, and assess your eyes to help determine the cause of your symptoms. After finding the root cause of your symptoms, we can recommend a treatment plan to help relieve your dry eyes.
Come See Us in Saskatoon
Our office is conveniently located in southeast Saskatoon, near the corner of Circle Drive and 8th Street East.
- 10-3110 8 St. E
- Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W2
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
Note: Saturday hours not open on long weekends.