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Dry Eye Diagnosis & Treatment | Winnipeg, MB | Henderson Vision Centre
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Dry Eye Clinic

We Have Been Alleviating Winnipeg's Dry Eye Symptoms Since 1979

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Dry eye is the term used to describe a lack of proper lubrication to your eye. There are two causes of poor eye lubrication: the eye does not produce enough tears, or the tears it does produce are of poor quality and fail to lubricate the eye.

Dry eye can be chronic and is incurable in some cases. Despite that it can’t always be cured, dry eye can be managed in most cases.  At Henderson Vision Centre, we provide comprehensive dry eye therapy.

For patients seeking dry eye therapy, we offer extensive diagnostics and treatment programs. Most patients see us four times over a period of six months (initial assessment/treatment, follow-up diagnostics and treatments at 1, 3, and 6 month milestones). We have designed this treatment regimen to provide extensive care for those who are seeking relief.

Included in our dry eye therapy program:

  • Oculus Keratograph 5 imaging to gauge the type and degree of your dry eye. This measures the meibomian glands, tear meniscus height, and tear breakup time.
  • Hylo non-preserved artificial tears.
  • Heating goggles to stimulate eyelid health
  • Tea-tree oil cleanser

We Can Help Alleviate Your Dry Eye Symptoms

If dry eye is impacting you, visit us for an assessment and treatment. Request your appointment.

More Information About Dry Eye

Dry eye’s symptoms are similar to symptoms of other conditions (notably, conjunctivitis). Many people confuse dry eye with seasonal allergies, temporary irritation, or other conditions with comparable symptoms.

Learn more about dry eye.

  • A stinging, burning sensation in one or both eyes
  • A feeling as if something is in the eye
  • Watery eye, often followed by periods of dry eye
  • A stringy discharge from the eye
  • Redness of the eye (and often the eyelids and surrounding tissue due to rubbing the eyes)
  • Blurry, hazy vision
  • Unable to cry

Diagnosis begins with an eye exam. During the eye exam we will examine your eyes and assess their overall health. Depending on your case of dry eye, we may measure the volume of tears your eyes produce or assess the quality of your tears.

We will also help diagnose the cause of your dry eye. Dry eye can have many causes, including common medications (like antihistamines) and digital eye strain.

Treatment for dry eye generally revolves around improving lubrication. Improving eye lubrication relieves symptoms for the majority of people and can be done through a variety of means. These include:

  • Artificial tears – These come in the form of eye drops and can be found in varying thicknesses. Thicker tears last longer but may temporarily impair vision.
  • Lubrication – These can come as gels or creams. These lubricating ointments often impair vision temporarily but can provide several hours worth of relief.
  • Preventing the eye from draining – Punctal plugs can be used to block the drainage canal in the eye, preventing tears from draining. By forcing natural tears to stay on the eye longer, symptoms are relieved or reduced. Punctal plugs are not usually seen or felt by the patient.

The goal when treating dry eye is to improve quality of life by reducing or eliminating symptoms.

Location & Hours

You can find us in the River East Plaza, between Safeway and Booster Juice, and across from Tim Hortons.
We have plenty of parking available on-site.

Location

Unit 1B - 1439 Henderson Hwy
Winnipeg, MB R2G 1N3
Tel: (204) 582-2308
Fax: (204) 339-1272
E-mail: info@hendersonvision.com

Office Hours

Monday-Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm (except for long weekends and July/August)
Sunday: Closed

Our Services

ADULT EYE EXAM

DRY EYE THERAPY

CHILDREN'S EYE EXAM

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