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Help Stop Dry Eyes Right in Their Tracks

When you have dry eyes, it can be challenging to focus on anything else. Studies have shown that dry eyes can impact productivity at school or work and impact your quality of life.

Thankfully, there are solutions available that could help mitigate and reduce the effect of dry eyes. To find relief fast, please book an appointment with us so we can help you start seeing clearly and comfortably again!

Dry Eye: What Is It?

Dry eye is a general term to describe a variety of different eye conditions caused by tear production issues. 3 different layers make up the tear film, including mucin later, an aqueous layer, and a lipid layer that contains meibum.

When the ratios of these ingredients are off, it can cause:

  • Redness and irritation
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Overly watery or teary eyes
  • Stringy mucus developing
  • Problems wearing contact lenses
  • Light sensitivity

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Risk Factors

Dry eyes can develop for a variety of reasons, but there some factors can increase your chances. These include:

  • Ageing
  • Medical conditions like diabetes, thyroid complications, scleroderma, and more
  • Medications like antidepressants, antihistamines, and birth control
  • Working in dusty or smokey environments
  • Diseases like blepharitis
  • Laser eye surgery (patients may experience dry eyes during their recovery)

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Dry Eye Treatments We Offer

ABMax is a small, handheld tool used to treat blepharitis (an eye disease that causes blockages in the oil glands on your eyelids). The device is a soft spinning brush used to clear away solidified oil blocking the oil glands, which allows your eyes to continue to produce the oil they need to create a healthy and robust tear film.

LipiFlow is a tool used by optometrists to help relieve symptoms of meibomian gland dysfunction, also known as MGD. By applying heat and gentle pressure to the eyelid, the device can melt the solidified lipids blocking the meibomian gland, allowing your eyes to resume lipid production.

Demodex is a species of mite so tiny that they can grow and multiply on hair follicles, including eyelashes. They are often found at the base of the follicles, feeding on dead skin cells and can cause redness, irritation, and burning.

Your optometrist can help by prescribing different ointments, medications, face washes, or eye drops to remove the mites.

Meibography is an imaging program used by optometrists to study your meibomian glands and diagnose symptoms of MGD.

Have Dry Eyes? We Can Help!

Don’t let dry eyes keep you from focusing on what is important in your life. Book an appointment and let our optometrists find the right solution for you!

FOR BRIDGEWATER & HALIFAX

Halifax, NS

Previously the office of Dr. Jeffrey Buchanan-Dorrance, this location of Miller Optometry offers limited complimentary parking.

Contact Information

Phone: (902) 406-2020
Fax: (902) 406-3070

Address

2828 Windsor Street
Halifax, NS B3K 5E6
Mondays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesdays
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fridays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Previously the office of Dr. Jeffrey Buchanan-Dorrance, this location of Miller Optometry offers limited complimentary parking.

Contact Information

Phone: (902) 406-2020
Fax: (902) 406-3070

Address

2828 Windsor Street
Halifax, NS B3K 5E6
Mondays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesdays
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fridays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Bridgewater, NS

We’re excited to see you at our new location in Bridgewater. Come in and visit us just off Pinegrove Road, near the Swiss Chalet.

Contact Information

Phone: (902) 543-3937
Fax: (902) 543-1132

Address

4 Pine Grove Road
Bridgewater, NS B4V 4H5
Mondays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesdays
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fridays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

We’re excited to see you at our new location in Bridgewater. Come in and visit us just off Pinegrove Road, near the Swiss Chalet.

Contact Information

Phone: (902) 543-3937
Fax: (902) 543-1132

Address

4 Pine Grove Road
Bridgewater, NS B4V 4H5
Mondays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesdays
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fridays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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