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We Lead the Fight Against Dry Eye

At See & Be Seen Eyecare, we understand how much dry eye impacts your everyday life. Contact lenses feel uncomfortable, you rely on eye drops to get you through the day, and you find simple, everyday tasks like reading and driving more difficult than they should be.

You don’t have to suffer like this. We offer some of the most effective and advanced dry eye treatments available so we can restore comfort to your day-to-day life.

Treatment Starts With Diagnosis

Dry eye occurs because your eyes don’t have the tears they needs for lubrication, cleaning, and protection. But why don’t you have the tears you need? That depends. It all comes down to either tear volume or tear quality.

Tear Volume

Your eyes need a certain amount of tears to function the way they’re supposed to. If your body doesn’t produce enough tears naturally, your eyes become dry, irritated, and vulnerable.

Tear Quality

Healthy eyes require a healthy tear film. This film, made of an oil called meibum, floats on top of your tears to keep them from evaporating off the surface of your eye. Without the right amount of meibum, your tears evaporate before they have a chance to lubricate and hydrate your eye. This leaves your eyes dry, irritated, and vulnerable.

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.

Tears play an important role in maintaining the health of the front ocular surface. Tears lubricate and moisten the cornea, and provide an interface for oxygen exchange. They remove and flush away bacteria and allergens, preventing the eye from infection. Tears are also necessary for clear vision, by creating an even and smooth optical surface.

Dry Eye’s Causes & Effects

What Causes Dry Eye?

One condition commonly associated with the onset of dry eyes is blepharitis. Blepharitis is an inflammation that develops on the eyelids as a result of a bacterial imbalance. It can be treated with proper lid hygiene.

Read more about blepharitis.
Other common causes of dry eye include:

What Are the Symptoms of Dry Eye?

Symptoms of dry eye may include:

Some of Our Dry Eye Treatment Options

LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System

The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System is a highly advanced and effective in-office treatment for dry eye and meibomian gland dysphunction. Using calculated application of heat and pressure, LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation system helps to improve tear quality.

Learn more about the revolutionary LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation system.


Dry eye is often associated with blepharitis, an eyelid condition that can impact the meibomian glands. BlephEx™ is an in-office treatment designed to clean the eyelids and lashline with clinical precision. Using a small, spinning medical-grade sponge, BlephEx™ gently exfoliates the upper and lower lid, removing debris. Regular BlephEx™ treatments can help maintain healthy meibomian gland function.

Scleral Contact Lenses

Many patients living with dry eye find that contact lenses exacerbate their symptoms, and usually choose to stop wearing them altogether. Scleral contact lenses are an excellent option for dry eye sufferers because they act as a reservoir for the eye, keeping moisture from evaporating from the eye’s surface.

Learn more about the benefits of scleral contact lenses.

Come Visit Us

See & Be Seen Eyecare

#136 – 171 East Liberty Street
Toronto, ON M6K 3P6
T – (647) 930-3204
F – (416) 516-2021
E – [email protected]


Dr. Ritesh Patel, OD
Dr. Alvin Yang, OD


Monday10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday11 AM – 7 PM
Wednesday11 AM – 7 PM
Thursday12 PM – 8 PM
Friday10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday10 AM – 5 PM

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