Dry Eye Treatment in North Toronto

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A Variety of Ways to Improve Your Symptoms 

Dry eyes are uncomfortable and annoying to deal with, but we are here to improve your daily comfort. With our in-office treatments and eye spa, we are confident we can help address your symptoms. You deserve relief from dry eyes. 

Visit Finch Avenue Optometry, and we can find the right dry eye treatment for you. 

How We Care for Dry Eyes

Treating dry eye involves understanding the cause of your symptoms. After we assess your dry eyes, we can recommend several treatments to improve your comfort. We offer in-office treatments and at-home products through our online store. 

Our treatments aim to help foster healthy tear film and eyes, letting you enjoy everyday life without irritation. We have many treatments available, no matter the cause of your dry eye.

Our Dry Eye Treatment Options 

Our dry eye treatments include traditional solutions as well as service at our eye spa. When you visit our eye spa, you can relieve discomfort in a relaxing environment featuring gentle treatments and friendly staff. 

We offer several dry eye treatments at Finch Avenue Optometry to meet your dry eye needs, including: 

Intense Pulsed Light

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy helps liquefy and release blockages in the meibomian glands that line your eyelid margin. The treatment consists of 3–4 noninvasive sessions over 75 days, each session lasting only a few minutes.

We use the Icon by Cynosure to apply a series of light pulses around your eye.

We can significantly reduce or prevent dry eye 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.

LipiFlow is an in-office procedure that uses heat and gentle massage to unblock the meibomian glands that line the eyelid. The treatment is relatively noninvasive.

We place specially-designed activators over the eyes, then heat the area to remove any blockages. After heating, a massaging pressure flushes away debris. Some patients find the LipiFlow process relaxing and effective in reducing dry eye symptoms.

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.

Meibomian gland expression involves gently squeezing the meibomian glands to detect blockages causing discomfort. Additionally, this procedure reduces dry eye symptoms by unclogging these glands.

A radiofrequency (RF) treatment produces a high frequency electrical current to generate heat and stimulate collagen, a protein that controls inflammation. By improving collagen function, inflammation is reduced in the meibomian glands, while the application of heat helps melt natural oils that may be clogged in these glands. Enhancing oil flow prevents moisture evaporation.

Don’t Live With Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are a chronic condition, but you don’t need to live with them forever. Our team is here to identify the cause of your irritation and recommend ways to relieve your discomfort. Book an appointment with us for a dry eye assessment, and learn more about our treatments.

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Our Location

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.

Our Address

  • 244 Finch Avenue West
  • Toronto, ON M2R 1M7

Contact Information

*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.

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