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.

The DARWIN workstation is an in-office treatment for dry eye and eye aesthetics. By utilizing intense pulsed light and radiofrequency, this revolutionary technology can deliver a dry eye treatment that works for you.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy can increase the activity of the meibomian glands and improve the quality of your tears. The DARWIN workstation has 7 filters for multiple IPL applications, 4 pulse modes, and advanced cooling for your comfort and safety.

Radiofrequency (RF) works by safely distributing high frequency electrical current to the skin to produce heat. The heat can help unclog the meibomian glands and promote regular function to relieve dry eye symptoms.

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

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OUR BLOG

What Is a Scleral Contact Lens?

Dry Eye DiseaseEyewear & Contacts

Contact lenses may be small, but they can make a big impact on your vision.  With advancements in contact lens technology, specialized lenses like scleral contact lenses may be the answer if you’ve previously found conventional contacts uncomfortable or the wrong fit for your eye. A detailed contact lens exam and fitting is a great […]

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January 22, 2022
Dr. Ritesh Patel

What Is the Main Cause of Dry Eyes?

Dry Eye Disease

Are your eyes dry, itchy, or flaky? These symptoms could be a sign that you are experiencing dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is common in Canada, affecting roughly 21% of the Ontarian population alone. This eye condition not only causes uncomfortable symptoms but can affect your ability to carry out everyday tasks. Luckily, dry […]

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January 6, 2022
Dr. Ritesh Patel

The Latest in Dry Eye Treatments

Dry Eye DiseaseEye Care Treatments & Medications

Dry Eye Treatments That Work Many people experience dry eye symptoms throughout their lives. These symptoms may show up from time to time, or they may be chronic and affect eyes daily. Either way, red, burning eyes are never a welcome feeling. Treating dry eyes can prevent larger issues, which is why we’ve compiled this […]

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December 8, 2021
Dr. Ritesh Patel

Contact lenses may be small, but they can make a big impact on your vision.  With advancements in contact lens technology, specialized lenses like scleral contact lenses may be the answer if you’ve previously found conventional contacts uncomfortable or the wrong fit for your eye. A detailed contact lens exam and fitting is a great […]

Read More…

Are your eyes dry, itchy, or flaky? These symptoms could be a sign that you are experiencing dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is common in Canada, affecting roughly 21% of the Ontarian population alone. This eye condition not only causes uncomfortable symptoms but can affect your ability to carry out everyday tasks. Luckily, dry […]

Read More…

Dry Eye Treatments That Work Many people experience dry eye symptoms throughout their lives. These symptoms may show up from time to time, or they may be chronic and affect eyes daily. Either way, red, burning eyes are never a welcome feeling. Treating dry eyes can prevent larger issues, which is why we’ve compiled this […]

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