Optometrists in Mt. Dennis, ON Northwestern Eye Associates
Northwestern Eye Associates offers full and comprehensive eye examinations for the entire family. Our clinic specializes in examinations for patients with diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts and other conditions requiring routine monitoring. We have been honoured to serve the Mt. Dennis community with high quality and affordable eyeglasses and contact lenses for 40 years. Our ophthalmologist and optometrists in Mt. Dennis, are dedicated to taking care of all your eye health needs.
Our family eye care services include eye exams for kids and adults, ophthalmology, vision therapy, vision correction and management of age-related eye disease. Located conveniently to serve Mt. Dennis and Toronto area residents, we offer hours to suit every family’s schedule.
Q&A | Dry Eye With Our Mt. Dennis EyeDoctors
Q: How do I know if I have Dry Eye?
A: Dry eye syndrome can only be diagnosed by an eye doctor. We take your symptoms into account, including the eyes feeling dry, burning, itchy or irritated. Watery eyes and blurry vision are also common because the tears, which protect the outermost surface of the eye, can be unstable.
Q: What are some of the symptoms of Dry Eye?
A: There are numerous symptoms of dry eye disease, but the most common ones include excess tearing, lack of tearing, burning, redness, foreign body sensation, intermittently blurred vision, and an inability to tolerate contact lenses. If you have any of the above symptoms, and want a professional diagnosis, please make an appointment here.
Q: What happens at a dry eye exam?
A: To diagnose dry eye disease, the eye doctor can use a biomicroscope to examine whether there are plugged oil glands in the lid or any dry patches on the cornea present. A yellow stain called fluorescein can help us see how quickly the tears evaporate. We also look for eyelid issues like blepharitis (inflamed crusty lids) or Demodex mites which can worsen dry eye symptoms.