Treating Inflammation at Its Source
Blepharitis has a unique relationship with dry eye. They can influence the development of each other, leading to dry, irritated eyes. No one wants to live with inflamed, uncomfortable eyes, no matter the severity of your blepharitis.
Visit Finch Avenue Optometry, and we can diagnose and treat blepharitis. We have soothing treatments ready to help you live more comfortably.
What Is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis occurs when your eyelids become inflamed and cause red, burning, or itchy eyes. This condition occurs when the oil glands behind your eyelashes, the meibomian glands, experience inflammation. This inflammation can lead to several complications, including infection, dry eyes, or skin problems in the affected area.
You may experience several symptoms if you have blepharitis, including:
- Watery eyes
- Red eyes
- Gritty or stinging eyes
- Itchy eyelids
- Swollen eyelids
- Flaky skin around the eyes
- Crusted eyelashes
- Frequent blinking
- Light sensitivity
- Blurry vision
Blepharitis can be irritating and uncomfortable, but we have several treatments available to improve your symptoms.
Our Blepharitis Treatments
While there is no cure for blepharitis, we can help manage this condition. Treatment typically involves keeping the eyelids clean to reduce inflammation and prevent future build-up. We can even recommend ways to manage this condition at home with treatments like eyelid cleansers.
Our team will determine the best treatments for your needs during an eye exam. Our blepharitis treatments include ZEST blepharoexfoliation and BlephEx.
We can significantly reduce or prevent symptoms with good eyelid hygiene. Our team uses the Zocular eyelid system treatment (ZEST) to exfoliate and clean your eyelids, treating blepharitis.
Using a microsponge applicator, we gently cleanse and exfoliate any dead cells or debris that can collect on the eyelid margins and contribute to irritation and inflammation.
BlephEx is an eyelid cleaning procedure for reducing irritation associated with dry eye and blepharitis. The process involves using a handheld sponge to gently clean excess bacteria, biofilm, and bacterial toxins.
Find the Right Treatment for You
Blepharitis can significantly affect your quality of life, but we have the tools to help improve your comfort. We can recommend soothing treatments with our knowledge of the ins and outs of this condition. Book an appointment at Finch Avenue Optometry, and we can help relieve itchy, inflamed eyelids.
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Our clinic is right on the corner of Finch Avenue West and Endell Street. Convenient parking is available in our lot off Endell Street, right behind our office.
- 244 Finch Avenue West
- Toronto, ON M2R 1M7
Hours Of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
*Our operating hours may vary, and our office remains locked during regular business hours. All visits are currently by appointment only. Please refer to our Google business page for the updated information or contact us directly to schedule an appointment.