Dry Eye Therapy in Liberty Village & Midtown

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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.

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a treatment method used for addressing dry eye disease. Through pulsating light, this technique can help support the production of oils used to keep your tears from evaporating, alleviating uncomfortable dry eye symptoms.

IPL is a strategy we recommend for treating meibomian gland dysfunction, a common cause of dry eye. We typically recommend multiple IPL sessions based on your needs and may recommend additional strategies to help keep your eyes comfortable.
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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 

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 LOCATIONS

See & Be Seen
Eyecare downtown

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

See & Be Seen
Eyecare Midtown
(yonge & eglinton)

  • 2594 Yonge St (previously 2611 Yonge Street)
  • Toronto, ON M4P 2J4

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Why Should I Buy Glasses from my Optometrist?

Eyewear & Contacts

When it’s time to purchase new glasses, the variety of options available online and in retail stores can be overwhelming. While these alternatives might seem practical or economical at first glance, there’s a compelling case to be made for buying your glasses directly from your optometrist.  Among many, some of the major reasons you should […]

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May 23, 2024
Dr. Ritesh Patel

Are Eyeglasses for Night Driving Different?

Eye HealthEyewear & Contacts

Night driving can be more hazardous than daytime driving. Reduced visibility and glare from oncoming headlights and streetlamps can make it difficult to assess road conditions.  To help reduce glare, some individuals may use night driving glasses. They have yellow lens tint, can be bought over the counter, and don’t usually contain a vision prescription. […]

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May 21, 2024
Dr. Ritesh Patel

Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

Eye Health

Is glaucoma something you can inherit from your parents? The short answer is yes, but it’s not as simple as just one gene being passed down from parent to child. Glaucoma is a complex eye disease affected by both genetic and environmental factors.  Regular eye exams are crucial for early detection and management. What Is […]

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April 22, 2024
Dr. Ritesh Patel
An optometrist helping his female patient choose the right pair of glasses.

When it’s time to purchase new glasses, the variety of options available online and in retail stores can be overwhelming. While these alternatives might seem practical or economical at first glance, there’s a compelling case to be made for buying your glasses directly from your optometrist.  Among many, some of the major reasons you should […]

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A man driving his car at night wearing a pair of eyeglasses.

Night driving can be more hazardous than daytime driving. Reduced visibility and glare from oncoming headlights and streetlamps can make it difficult to assess road conditions.  To help reduce glare, some individuals may use night driving glasses. They have yellow lens tint, can be bought over the counter, and don’t usually contain a vision prescription. […]

Read More…

An optometrist conducting an eye exam with a female patient

Is glaucoma something you can inherit from your parents? The short answer is yes, but it’s not as simple as just one gene being passed down from parent to child. Glaucoma is a complex eye disease affected by both genetic and environmental factors.  Regular eye exams are crucial for early detection and management. What Is […]

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