Dry Eye Management

What is dry eye disease?

Dry eye disease (DED) is inflammation of the surface of the eye that decreases the quality and quantity of tears. This causes damage to the eye’s surface which then causes irritation. It affects approximately 30% of Canadians.

Common symptoms of DED:

1) Blurry (fluctuating vision)

2) Burning/Stinging

3) Dryness/scratchiness

4) Sensitivity to light

5) Eye redness

6) Excessive tearing

How is DED treated?

There are many ways to treat dry eyes. The treatment of choice depends largely on the cause. Just a few initial options include tears/ointments and omega-3’s. Please visit our dry eye products page. Others can be drops to help reduce inflammation such as Restasis. Opteva Direct is a comprehensive patient support program that helps patients manage their dry eyes.

Please visit optevadirect.com or ask your optometrist if this program is right for you. Please book a dry eye assessment today to discuss treatment options.

Before your visit, please fill out this dry eye questionnaire first.

Dry Eye Questionnaire

Prefer to print out the form and email it in to us? Click here to download the PDF.

  • Have you experienced any of the following during the last week:

  • Have problems with your eyes limited you in performing any of the following during the last week:

  • Have your eyes felt uncomfortable in any of the following solutions during the last week:
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


As ordered by the College of Optometrists and the Minister of Health we
have temporarily closed the office and cancelled all booked eye
appointments until further notice. We will not have any phone service but
feel free to email us and we will try and get back to you in a timely

For URGENT eye care please email us at [email protected] with
details of your concerns along with your contact information and one of our
doctors will get back to you as soon as possible.

We will keep you informed as any changes occur. Please follow us on
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We are working on a storefront for our website to allow for the purchase of
contact lenses and dry eye products to be directly shipped to your
home. Until it is available feel free to email us with any contact lens
re-order requests or glasses inquiries.

Take care of yourself and those around you and thank you for your patience.

The Waterdown Optometric Team