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.

Learn More About BlephEx

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. 

Learn More About Blepharitis

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

How Do I Prevent My Blepharitis From Flaring Up?

Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a chronic condition that requires consistent management. Much like brushing your teeth so you don’t get a cavity versus only brushing when you do! However, some people with blepharitis may experience more severe symptoms if they don’t diagnose or treat their condition correctly. One of the most effective ways to manage blepharitis is […]

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November 24, 2022
Dr. Ritesh Patel

IPL vs LipiFlow: What’s the Difference?

Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye can make everyday tasks feel impossible. Reading, working, and even driving can become strenuous on your eyes and comfort. Fortunately, there are many different treatments available to help manage dry eye symptoms. IPL (intense pulsed light therapy) and LipiFlow are just 2 of the treatments we offer at See & Be Seen Eyecare. […]

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August 31, 2022
Dr. Ritesh Patel

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
Woman in white background rubbing her eye with one hand and holding a pair of glasses in the other.

Blepharitis is a chronic condition that requires consistent management. Much like brushing your teeth so you don’t get a cavity versus only brushing when you do! However, some people with blepharitis may experience more severe symptoms if they don’t diagnose or treat their condition correctly. One of the most effective ways to manage blepharitis is […]

Read More…

A close up of a lined piece of paper with optometric equipment laying on top of it and the term diagnosis in the middle with the words dry eyes handwritten underneath.

Dry eye can make everyday tasks feel impossible. Reading, working, and even driving can become strenuous on your eyes and comfort. Fortunately, there are many different treatments available to help manage dry eye symptoms. IPL (intense pulsed light therapy) and LipiFlow are just 2 of the treatments we offer at See & Be Seen Eyecare. […]

Read More…

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…

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