OAK BAY OPTOMETRY

Dry Eye Clinic

Possible Causes of Dry Eye Disease

 

The Initial Consultation

TESTING WITH A TECHNICIAN:

  • Lifestyle Assessment
  • Tear Lab™ – assessment of the salt content in tears
  • InflammaDry™ – inflammation assessment
  • MeiBox™ – Meibomian gland imaging

APPOINTMENT WITH THE DOCTOR:

  • Review and discussion of test results
  • Tear evaporation measurement
  • Manual lid expression and viscosity assessment of meibum
  • Visual acuities
  • Drop assessment

TREATMENT INCLUDES:

  • Lid debridement
  • Blephadex cleansing
  • Hot compress

Follow-up Appointments

FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS WITH THE DOCTOR:

  • CDEA questionnaire
  • Discussion of progress
  • Tear breakup time assessment
  • Manual lid expressions
  • Visual acuities
  • Pressure check if necessary
  • Lid debridement and/or iLux treatments if necessary

FINAL APPOINTMENT WITH THE DOCTOR:

  • CDEA questionnaire
  • Tearlab with technician
  • Tear breakup time assessment
  • Manual lid expressions
  • Visual acuities
  • Pressure check
  • Discussion on home care

HOME CARE PRODUCTS:

  • Bruder eye mask
  • Thealoz Duo preservative free eye-drops
  • PRN Omega soft-gels
  • Blephaclean
  • Blephagel

(10% off all products when enrolled in the Dry Eye Program)