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Grande Prairie, AB
(780) 513-2020

Dry Eye Therapy

Thousands of Albertans live with dry eye. We can help relieve your dry eye’s frustrating symptoms.

For many Albertans, dry is is a chronic and painful condition. For others, it comes and goes intermittently and for seemingly no reason. Working together, we will help you determine the cause of your dry eye and help you to manage its symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Alberta, with an arid climate and high altitudes, is a hub where dry eye flourishes. As dry eye is often influenced by allergens and ambient air quality, we see a lot of people in Grande Prairie with dry eye symptoms- especially in the cold winter months.

Today there are a variety of effective treatments for dry eye. The continuous improvement of available technology as well as a greater understanding of dry eye and its causes has resulted in many different types of effective treatment.

Visit us for help with your dry eye symptoms. We will work with you to determine the cause and find the best way to treat and manage its symptoms.

Dry Eye Practitioners Right Here in Grande Prairie

Request an appointment to speak to a dry eye expert. We will assess your symptoms, determine its cause, and find you relief from dry eye’s symptoms.

More Information About Dry Eye

What is dry eye?

When your body is unable to properly lubricate your eye, the resulting condition is called dry eye. This lack of lubrication may be due to your body not producing enough tears, or the tears the body does produce being of poor quality (they evaporate too quickly).

To diagnose dry eye, we examine the eye carefully during a comprehensive exam. We may be able to diagnose your dry eye right away, or we may require the use of more specialised tests (such as the Schirmer test) to determine tear quantity and quality.

A range of treatments are available. Depending on the severity of your dry eye, treatment can involve using eye drops or employing advanced technologies – such as iLux – to relieve symptoms.

Treating Dry Eye

Treating Dry Eye With Eye Drops

The most common “first step” in treating dry eye, lubricating eye drops (also called artificial tears) are used to provide lubrication for the eye. We recommend the use of preservative free eye drops to avoid any irritation from chemical preservatives in the eye drops.

We can also provide medicated eye drops that have anti inflammatories or antihistamines in them.

Dry eye can also be treated with medication, such as corticosteroids and restasis. In the case of corticosteroids, they are used to relieve inflammation in the eye/eyelid. However, they cannot be used long term due to their influence on the development of glaucoma.

Restasis facilities the body’s natural production of tears over the period of weeks and months. Restasis is used (in the form of eye drops) twice daily, with maximum effects after six months.

Punctal plugs are placed inside the tear ducts, preventing tears from naturally draining via the ducts. This forces tears to stay on the eye longer, providing greater lubrication.

What You'll Find at Aurora Eye Care

Sunglasses are about more than just style: they’re about protecting your eyes. A quality pair of sunglasses will be labeled as 100% UV blocking with the UV blocking built right into the lens. Unsure if yours block harmful UV light? Bring them in and we’ll test them for you!

Are Your Sunglasses UV Safe? +

For every pair of glasses purchased we donate towards VisionSpring, which supports the purchase of a pair of glasses for someone in a developing country. We love helping people both at home and abroad look, feel, and see better!

Buy a Pair, Support a Pair +

Using the Zeis iProfilier Plus, we are able to generate more accurate prescriptions for your corrective lenses. The iProfilier takes a topographical map of the front of your eye and allows us to compensate for some of the eye irregularities each of us have. The result is a more customized and accurate prescription.

More Accurate Corrective Lens Prescriptions +

Sunglasses are about more than just style: they’re about protecting your eyes. A quality pair of sunglasses will be labeled as 100% UV blocking with the UV blocking built right into the lens. Unsure if yours block harmful UV light? Bring them in and we’ll test them for you!

For every pair of glasses purchased we donate towards VisionSpring, which supports the purchase of a pair of glasses for someone in a developing country. We love helping people both at home and abroad look, feel, and see better!

Using the Zeis iProfilier Plus, we are able to generate more accurate prescriptions for your corrective lenses. The iProfilier takes a topographical map of the front of your eye and allows us to compensate for some of the eye irregularities each of us have. The result is a more customized and accurate prescription.

Where Aurora Eye Care is Located

Location Information

We are located on the east side of town in the Cobblestone Plaza, beside the TD Canada Trust and Shoppers Drug Mart on 100 Ave and 92 St. There is ample parking available on-site.

Address

9920 92 St
Grande Prairie AB, T8V 5N8

Contact Information

  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Dr. Pamela Giles
  • Dr. Kyla Hunter
  • Dr. Kent Manville
  • Dr. Charlotte Forgie
  • Dr. Natasha Chrenek
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