Dry eye is a common condition that affects more than 30% of Canadians at some point in their lifetime. In fact, this condition will affect most individuals at some point to different degrees, and is caused by a number of different things. While dry eye is often undiagnosed, this condition may present itself in several symptoms:
Dry eye should be discussed with your doctor, and may be caused by a variety of factors. Consulting with an Optometrist can help identify the factors that exacerbate dry eye, and discover ways to limit them as much as possible. We strive to educate our patients on the bad habits and lifestyle factors that can be changed to limit the effects of dry eye, including:
With just a few tweaks to a lifestyle or habit, dry eye can be avoided completely, or the symptoms can be limited and controlled for minimal discomfort.
Dr. Lampard graduated from optometry at Pacific University in Oregon in 1981. He and his wife Lorraine have three grown children, all born and raised in Red Deer. Tom enjoys cycling, curling, cross country and downhill skiing, and golfing. He also keeps busy volunteering for the United Way, has been a chairman of the Alberta College of Optometrists, and director of the Alberta Association of Optometrists.More Articles by Tom Lampard