Dry Eye Therapy in Liberty Village & Midtown

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Restore Your Eye Comfort 

At See & Be Seen Eyecare, we believe no one should suffer from the effects of dry eye disease

Hear from Dr. Ritesh Patel, OD, on how we approach treating chronic dry eye. 

Our Dry Eye Treatment Options 

Having dry eyes can bring irritation to everyday tasks like reading, driving, and viewing screens. Our practice offers some of the most effective and advanced dry eye treatments available to restore eye comfort in your day-to-day life. 

LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation® System

The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System is an in-office treatment for dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction. By gently applying heat and pressure, the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation device helps improve tear quality, bringing relief to your eyes.

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BlephEx is an in-office treatment designed to clean the eyelids and lash line. This treatment is often used to treat blepharitis, clearing away debris on the upper and lower eyelids. Regular BlephEx treatments can help maintain healthy meibomian gland function.

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Many patients living with dry eyes may find wearing standard contacts irritating. Scleral contact lenses are an excellent option for those suffering from dry eye syndrome. These lenses will act as a reservoir for the eye, keeping moisture from evaporating from the eye’s surface.

What is Dry Eye? 

Dry eye is a chronic condition where there are not enough tears to sufficiently lubricate and nourish the eye. The glands involved in tear production either fail to produce enough tears or produce tears of poor quality.

Causes of Dry Eye

A common cause associated with dry eye disease is blepharitis. Blepharitis is an inflammation in the eyelids. It can be treated with proper eyelid hygiene. 

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Other common causes of dry eye include:

Common dry eye symptoms include

  • Dryness
  • Burning and irritation 
  • Itchiness
  • Blurred vision 
  • Redness 
  • Sensitivity to light 
  • Sandy/gritty feeling 
  • Foreign body sensation 
  • Tiredness 
  • Sudden excess of tears 
  • Stringy discharge 

OUR LOCATIONS

See & Be Seen
Eyecare downtown

  • #136 – 171 East Liberty Street
  • Toronto, ON M6K 3P6

See & Be Seen
Eyecare Midtown
(yonge & eglinton)

  • 2611 Yonge Street
  • Toronto, ON M4P 2J1

OUR BLOG

Are Daily Contact Lenses Better for Dry Eye?

Dry Eye DiseaseEyewear & Contacts

Dry eyes can make wearing contact lenses difficult, causing discomfort and irritation. While contacts may feel uncomfortable with dry eyes, different lenses may feel better. If you wear contact lenses and have dry eyes, is there a better option available, such as daily disposable lenses? Continue reading to learn more about dry eye disease and […]

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June 8, 2022
Dr. Ritesh Patel

Can You Get Blepharitis from Eyelash Extensions

BlepharitisDry Eye Disease

Your eyes are one of your most defining physical features, and you can enhance their look in several ways with the help of products like makeup and eyelash extensions. However, it’s important to understand how these products could affect your eye comfort and increase the risk of developing conditions like blepharitis. Today, we’ll look at […]

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May 25, 2022
Dr. Ritesh Patel

Is LipiFlow Covered by Insurance?

Dry Eye DiseaseEye HealthInsurance Information

You might wonder what your insurance plan may cover when it comes to your eye care needs. If you struggle with chronic eye conditions like dry eye, knowing what your insurance plan covers can make a world of difference between sticking with that plan or choosing a different provider. One of the most common eye […]

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May 25, 2022
Dr. Ritesh Patel
Women putting in daily contact lens to help with her dry eye symptoms

Dry eyes can make wearing contact lenses difficult, causing discomfort and irritation. While contacts may feel uncomfortable with dry eyes, different lenses may feel better. If you wear contact lenses and have dry eyes, is there a better option available, such as daily disposable lenses? Continue reading to learn more about dry eye disease and […]

Read More…

Close up of women with eyelash extensions

Your eyes are one of your most defining physical features, and you can enhance their look in several ways with the help of products like makeup and eyelash extensions. However, it’s important to understand how these products could affect your eye comfort and increase the risk of developing conditions like blepharitis. Today, we’ll look at […]

Read More…

Piggy bank with glasses on top to portray eye insurance and if insurance covers LipiFlow

You might wonder what your insurance plan may cover when it comes to your eye care needs. If you struggle with chronic eye conditions like dry eye, knowing what your insurance plan covers can make a world of difference between sticking with that plan or choosing a different provider. One of the most common eye […]

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